Ivan Shapovalov Piano Lessons.

Ivan Shapovalov Piano Lessons.

Best of 2019
5 hires on Lessons.com
15 years in business

About this pro

When I was just starting my career I liked to tell people, I’m a winner of different musical competitions and that I’ve been involved in master-classes with world famous pianists, later I realized that none of those things set one apart from others. There is a lot of musicians who win competitions, and are involved in master-classes with world famous pianists and it doesn’t tell people anything about you, unless you’re another pianist and you know what it is about.

What really sets me apart from others is – one of the best musical educations and many years of international experience.

I’ve taught in Asia, Russia and America and it taught me different methods of piano teaching so now I feel absolutely comfortable teaching varieties of musical subjects.. Now I am 31 years old and have over 13 years of teaching experience. I'm also an active member of Music Teachers' Association of California.

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Bellflower, CA 90706
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

- Bachelor of Music (Piano Pedagogy) - Gnesin State Musical College
- Master of Music (Piano Performance) - Maimonides State Classical Academy 
- Course of Jazz Improvisation - Berklee College of Music

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

One 30 minutes lesson - $30

One 45 minutes lesson - $45

One 60 minutes lesson - $55

How did you get started teaching?

About 14 years ago Ivan's friends asked him to give piano lessons to their 4 year old son. It was his first step in teaching and it has helped him realize that he loves teaching piano lessons maybe even more than playing piano.

Within next 10 years Ivan polished his professional skills as a teacher researching different piano programs and testing them in his piano studio. With his students he tried different types of teaching methods known in Russia, Asia, Europe and America, created a few music courses for children and adults, organized concerts and art events, wrote music history articles, works and a self-teaching piano book.

Taken from: https://www.ivanshapovalov.com/about-1

What types of students have you worked with?

Age 6 and up

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

Before you hire a teacher find out about these few things:

- teacher's education

- teacher's experience

- teacher's philosophy 

- styles and subjects the teacher can teach

- teacher's audio or video recordings (performances)

- teacher's students audio or video recordings (performances)