I am an experienced piano, violin and viola teacher, have been running my own studio for 12 years. I am a graduate of Mussorgsky School of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. My lessons are a balance of fun and focus, I teach lifelong skills. Over the last 12 years, I have had over 200 students, some of them have been accepted at San Jose Youth Symphony, many play with school orchestras. Performing experience as follows: Campbell String Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster, Pat Isham, Conductor Nova Vista Symphony, First Violin, Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor Winchester Symphony Orchestra, Henry Mollicone, Conductor South Bay Community Orchestra, George Yefchak, Conductor Saratoga Symphony Orchestra, Jason Klein, Conductor Accidental Klezmer Ensemble Stanford Klezmer Band HAL Instrumental Trio Mas Que Nada Brazilian Trio OPEN EMBRACE International Music Ensemble LOFT Tango Ensemble
Helena is a very patient teacher. My daughter loves her lessons, she was able to play her favorite tunes in a very short time. Highly recommend!
With a new student, I get to know them over musical games and conversation. We start by getting to know the instruments, and gradually introducing music concepts.
I am a graduate of prestigious Mussorgsky College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. My major focus was music education.
30 min - $45, 45 min - $60, 60 min - $75.00
In-home lessons travel charge - $12.00
I work with all types of students, from complete beginners to advanced students, age 5 - 78.
I arrange annual Recital concerts for my students. These are a major milestone, and are great events for students and parents alike.