|Svetlana comes from a long
line of musicians. Her Grand Grandfather on
the grandmother mother’s side was a Master
Violin Maker how was also talented
Violinist. Svetlana’s Grandfather on the
mother’s side was a local celebrity who
everybody knew for his accordion play before
WWII. During the WWII he lost both of his
hands and was unable to continue playing.
That was a big tragedy for him, but he was
lucky to stay alive.
Svetlana started piano at early age and got
a degree from Music System School in
Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She specialized in
classical music and was broadcasted live on
Krasnoyarsk’s radio station. She was an
active member of music community as
performer, accompanist and as a teacher.
In 1995 she moved to US and decided to
continue her Piano teaching carrier. She
accepted a position teaching piano at “Music
& Arts” studios. She started off with just a
few students, but soon that number grew
rapidly. After giving piano lessons in
different music studios all over Northern
Virginia (McLean, Woodbridge, Manassas etc…)
she and her daughter Elena decided to open
their own home studio and give lessons in
the comfort of their own home.
What motivates Svetlana to teach is her love
for the piano and the sense of obligation
she feels to pass her knowledge on. Her
primary reward is seeing students succeed.