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Instruments
Piano
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
6+

Lana Smith

Your road to musical excellence. Music for everyone.
Teaching Philosophy

Play music you love! Music for everyone.

As a teacher, I want my students to enjoy music. When I introduce my student to a new piece, my first question is: "Do you like this music? Do you want to play it? What kind of music would you like to play? What is your favorite song?". I play for my students several pieces to see which one is more exciting for them. This makes a teacher's work harder, because I am always in search, preparing to my lessons, but it is exciting!

Experience

Russian/American methods, Masters degree in Music, Over 25 years of teaching experience, Any level, Any age, Read music, Play by ear, Compose, Music theory, Learn how to use "Fake Books", Sing and play.

Credentials

Accomplished award winning concert performer and accompanist

Over 25 years of experience in teaching piano, music theory, arranging, and composition.

Author of a unique synergy method which encompasses creative American and classical European and Russian teaching methods

EDUCATION:

Kazan National Music Conservatory, Kazan, Russia, 1990, Master of Arts (MA)in Musicology, Piano and Symphony Orchestra arranging; and Music Pedagogy;

Kazan National Music College, Kazan, Russia, 1984, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Teaching Piano, Music Theory, and Music History;

Yalta Academy of Music, Yalta, Ukraine, 1979, Associate Degree in Concert Piano Performance

Affiliations

2003 Member of National Music Teachers Association (MTNA)
2003 Member of Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association (PPMTA)
2008 Board Member of Russian Arts and Business Council of Colorado Springs, CO