Russakoff Music Studio

Russakoff Music Studio

5.0(4 reviews)
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I teach all levels from beginner to college level. degrees are in piano performance, which means my entire focus has been on piano. I’ve studied with concert artists throughout my life. In addition, I’ve written 3 music theory workbooks that I use with students.

There is a great deal of info on my website:

I love teaching! To me it is not the “filling of a pail, but rather the lighting if a fire”. It is important for so many areas but I think the main one is when a child learns to believe in himself and his abilities upon seeing see tangible results. It is gratifying to the spirit to bring a piece of music to life. Music is in our DNA. And to me teaching sets a part of the spirit free to soar.

I’ve been teaching over 30 years and that experience has helped me hone my skills. Not everyone learns or thinks in the same way. A teacher has to be adaptable to the needs of each student

Again, my website has a great deal of information, including links about the value of music on the brain, and parent comments.


Current Top Pro
Hired 5 times
1 employee
38 years in business
Serves Homewood , IL
Offers online services

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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

30 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, Jazz, I can make recommendations


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Todd M.

Excellent teacher. Knowledgeable, experienced. Would recommend her for anyone from beginner to advanced.
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July 29, 2019
Hired on Lessons


Katie K.

Mrs. Russakoff is very knowledgeable and has a talent for teaching beginning learners. She makes lessons engaging and enjoyable.
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February 04, 2019


Kristian W.

Warm and friendly teacher & studio. This is the highest skill of piano that I’ve ever been able to play, and I’m happy with my progress. There is no pressure, yet I still feel challenged.
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February 04, 2019
Hired on Lessons


Liz A.

My son feels very comfortable and he keeps learning and loving piano and music.
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February 04, 2019

Frequently asked questions

I take students through every step in learning to play the piano. Note reading, rhythm, finger technique, repertoire, performance.  

I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in piano performance  

At 16 I debuted with the New Orleans Philharmonic. 

I've studied with concert artists

 Over 35 years experience in teaching   

I work with children and adults at all levels. Most student have been studying with me for years.

I would advise that they make sure the teacher has a music educational background and that they teach note reading from the beginning.  Learning to play without that causes lifelong difficulties in learning music.  

They need to make sure they are serious about wanting lessons. They need to make sure they have s piano or a keyboard.

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