Piano And Guitar Lessons, Performances By Yana Sorokina
Welcome to East Cobb Music Academy!
I offer Private Piano and Guitar Lessons for children and adults: Online, In Studio, In Home.
My Lessons are tailored to your level of experience, interests, and preferences.
I have over Twenty Years of Experience Teaching in Boston, NC, SC, TN and Atlanta.
References and Testimonials are available.
I teach MANY GENRES OF MUSIC:
I. JAZZ Theory and Improvisation Method: Learn HOW MUSIC WORKS!
- Traditional Jazz and Real Book
- Enjoy playing Standards in various styles: Latin Jazz, Ballads, Swing, Blues, Be-Bop, Show Tunes.
- Learn everything about Scales, Modes, Chords, Harmonic Progressions, Forms, Grooves, Bass lines, Soloing, arrangements, transposing and composing.
II. Learn BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO!
-The Artistry of Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, David Maxwell, Pinetop Perkins and more!
-Develop the Foundation Skills of Boogie-Woogie:
Advanced Bass Lines, Rhythmic Chordal Patterns, Improvised Soloing, Signature Turnarounds, Beginnings, Breaks and Endings, Licks and Fundamentals of Classic BW practitioners.
-Master BW solo pieces:
Dive Bomber, Pete Johnson
Honky Tonk Train, Meade Lux Lewis
Chicago Breakdown, Big Maceo Merriwether
Boogie Woogie Stomp, Albert Ammons
Lux's Boogie, Meade Lux Lewis
Roll Them Pete, Pete Johnson
Monday Struggle, Albert Ammons
III. Learn CLASSICAL PIANO!
-Improve your Technique, Fluency, Sight-reading and Dynamics.
- Work on your selected Pieces daily.
Pianist, guitarist, educator
Born in Gomel, Belarus, Yana's musical life began at birth as she was surrounded by music at family gatherings. She began formal studies on piano at age seven and began to play guitar at thirteen. A complete natural, she also joined a group playing blues and rock guitar while continuing her solfeggio studies and private classical piano at a traditional Russian music school. She later attended Minsk State Linguistic University.
Yana immigrated to the USA in 1999 and continued her Boogie-Woogie and Blues study with David Maxwell and explored Jazz with Harvey Diamond. She has fifteen years experience teaching in Boston, MA. She has taught both privately and for music schools and in stores that offer lessons. She teaches young children, adolescents and adults. Although her strict Russian training is apparent, she instills a sense of fun in music and always has her students playing songs the very first lesson.
Yana teaches a variety of styles on both piano and guitar including Jazz, Boogie-Woogie, Blues and Classical Music.
Teaching people How Music Works
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Finding out how much a student already knows, and taking off from there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a former student of the legends: David Maxwell and Harvey Diamond. I studied privately with the Masters of Jazz and Blues in Boston.
My Classical Piano Education took place In Belarus, where I was mentored by a Conservatory Graduate, Russian Pianist, Raisa Ilyasovna.
I was also a member of a Guitar Society in Gomel, Belarus, where I was trained by a Ukrainian Blues Man, Alexander Tsyganok.
How did you get started teaching?
By finding my first few students in Boston
What types of students have you worked with?