Mariana's Music Academy

Mariana's Music Academy

5.0 (10)
1 employee
30 years in business

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Marina’s Music Academy is a full service piano school. We help students develop a love and passion for music while acquiring skills to grow their imagination, think critically, express personalities and become inspired human beings that can achieve excellence in their personal lives. The Approach used at our Academy helps children with their attention skills, focus and discipline while providing emotional nutrition and behavioral maturation. For seniors, they benefit in stress reduction, and cognitive development (delay onset of Dementia and Alzheimer). Individual customized lessons are offered at all levels, beginner to advanced, preschoolers and the elderly. MMA believes that music makes an impact on the quality of one’s life. Music education refines the entire neurological system, which cannot be done with any other activity.will become knowledgeable in music history, music theory, sight reading, ear training, memory training and team projects such as duet/trio/quartet performances.

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Glendale, AZ 85308
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10 Reviews


  • Sofia Rafael

    n a very short period my kids were able to play duo, I did not have these results myself when i attended Music school (7 years of Music school back in my time). Marina is very structured with her teaching technique. I see improvement in my Kids' grades .

  • Debra Sims

    Marina is a very gifted musician and has wonderful patience with her students. I'm so sorry she moved away but now resides in Arizona. That state is so fortunate to have her gifts and talents there to train others how to play the piano well

  • Gregg Gracey

    Marina is outstanding teacher. She has the unique ability to connect with young to elderly students and bring out the best of their musical abilities. She has a true passion for her profession.

  • Caroline Riggins

    A very talented teacher who loves what she does and shares it with her students.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Individual lessons are offered at all levels of piano keyboard, beginner to advanced as well as preeschoolers to elderly. I design a program of study and chose the method according to the individual student's needs and inclination. The progress of each student is carefully evaluated and the vocabulary to deliver the iformation is cautiously chosen. I always create a positive and supportive environment for my students and move at an appropriate pace to insure the information is well absorbed.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Marina Kaykova is a piano teacher with over 35-years of teaching experience in the former USSR and the US that is passionate about the music and sharing her knowledge with others.

Marina's Music Academy offers individual lessons in all levels of piano keyboard, beginners to advanced, preschoolers to elderly. I am an Active Member of National Federation of Music Clubs and an Active Member of National and International Guild of Piano Teachers (one of the divisions of the American College of Musicians). My students have an opportunity to perform at various recitals, festivals and auditions provided and supported by these organizations. Students become knowledgeable in music history, music theory, site reading, ear training, memory training and team projects such as duet/trio/quartet performances.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Tuition rate for a 30-minute individual lesson is $45. However, right now, I have a new student special. For the first 10 lessons the tuition rate will be $35/30-minutes individual lesson. I also have a sibling discount, $40/30-minute individual lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at my mother's studio as well as Music School in the Former USSR.

What types of students have you worked with?

Preschoolers to elderly

beginners to advanced

Children with ADD and ADHD

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for a teacher who is passionate about music and loves to share the knowledge with others.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do I need an instrument?

Do I have to practice?

Is it difficult to learn to play the piano?

Lessons offered