about the teacher
At the age of
16, Lilia qualified to attend the “Kuznetsk Music Specialty College”
where she studied piano under Marina Mamikonova and Vera Gusarova.
Although the Piano was her major instrument, many other musical
subjects like: Concert Master, Harmony, Piano Ensemble, Methods of
Teaching Piano, Chamber Ensemble, Instrument Studies and Analysis of
Musical Composition were also completed. During her 4-year study
program Lilia performed in numerous recitals and public performances.
She graduated equivalents of a High School Diploma and an “Associate
of Arts” degree.
Upon her graduation, Lilia took a teaching position at the“Children’s
Musical School of Sursk.” Although teaching children was very
rewarding, after 3-years, Lilia decided to pursue her own personal
goals of obtaining an advanced degree in piano and music.
Attending the prestigious “A.I. Herzen State University” in Saint
Petersburg, Russia, Lilia studied the Piano under the direction of Dr.
Tatiana Samsonova and Harmony under the direction of Dr. Galina
Abdulina. Many advanced subjects included in her studies: Harmony,
Polyphony, History & Theory of Music Education, Chorus, Choir
Practicum, Musical Art, Concert Master, and the History of Music.
While attending A.I. Herzen State University Lilia performed in many
concerts and recitals as part of her educational experience.
Lilia completed her 5 years of study at the university and earned a
Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Piano.
Lilia is a member of MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California),
ACM (American College of Musicians), NGPT (National Guild of Piano
Teachers) & MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).
With her extensive experience and education background, Lilia is very
capable of teaching your child to play the piano while also providing
a well-rounded musical education.
Programs and competitions available to her students: Certificate of
Merit, Southern California Junior Bach Festival (SCJBF), Piano Guild,
Southwestern Music Youth Festival (SMYF), Sonata/Sonatina Festival,
Long Beach Motzart Festival, and numerous recitals.
Lilia was born, raised and educated in Russia and now resides with her
husband and teaches piano to many local students in the Long Beach,
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