Nora Ayzman

Nora Ayzman

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


My goal is to cultivate love for music and at the same time give students tools to advance their technical and interpretive skills.

The best part of teaching is to share my knowledge and experience with young and old to help them to discover beauty of classical music.

I studied music from the age of 5 and got my masters degree at the age of 24 .

i came from Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1990 , where I studied in Odessa state concervatory . After getting my diploma I taught students of different levels from the beginners to advanced college pianists.

I continue teaching privetely in the Bay Area since 1991

Additional info can be found on my website at


Hired 3 times
Serves Mountain View , CA
Offers online services


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, I can make recommendations


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Yukiko K.

Nora is very patient and knowledgeable. I enjoyed our online lesson and hope to switch to face to face lessons once pandemic is over.
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January 23, 2021
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Kimmi H.

I feel incredibly blessed to have had Noras musical influence through out my life. Nora is deeply committed to instilling a deep understanding of music through historical context, music theory as well as the expression of music through her students connection with music. From Noras experiences growing up in Russia, her understanding of European history and her natural curiosity for historical culture, her life experiences culminates in the practice room to bring meaning to the music that were written in times of Bach, Beethoven, Schummann, Prokofiev, to the comtemporary. I remember it to be a colorful depiction of what life was like back then, the social revolutionary movements and its effects on music. She is then able to translate that into the musical notes on the page from form and structure to music progressions to chromatic development to style of playing and articulations. But the most important lesson I learn from her is how to express emotions through music as this is what connects us to the sounds that is being created. Although I have won awards from competitions during Nora teachings, I cannot tell you where those certificates lie but what stays with me in the last 20 years is the love of music, the trained ears for appreciating classical music, the spirit of beauty in the world by valuing music and last but not least the ability to express myself in a deeply satisfying way without using words.
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April 07, 2017


Katie D.

Nora is an amazing teacher. Somtimes it feels like youre not making progress, but then you look back and see just how far youve come. Shes really good at pushing you while still being supportive, and its obvious that she really knows her stuff. Shes also very patient and understanding.
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April 03, 2017


Naomi H.

Miss Nora puts a lot of emphasis on artistry in playing as well as technique. I feel that she truly believes in me and my abilities as a pianist. She challenges and pushes me to play difficult repetoire. In addition to recitals, Miss Nora provides a lot of chances to perform such as festivals and socials which provide experience for performing in public in a more friendly environment.
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March 17, 2017

Frequently asked questions

I see teaching process as a team work .

Creating a friendly environment is important 

Student has to trust his mentor and teacher has to believe in student

Masters in music from Odessa state conservatory as a performer and teacher

All levels

Annual CM eveluation


Services offered