Marina's Piano Studio

Marina's Piano Studio

5.0 (3)
24 years in business

About this pro

Special programs catered to all skill levels, designed to make your learning process fun. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the studio is only a few blocks from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. It is an independent, private studio. Marina's Piano Studio has been recognized by New York City Award Program as one of the best private small businesses for three consecutive years.

My goal is to teach music, not simply the instrument, but to awake passion, and open new horizons in one's imagination - all without the pressure of competitive anxiety. I share the goal of bringing joy into each and every lesson. I believe that music education is a noble subject that develops both skill and character through self-discipline and working artistically with others. Children enjoy studying piano for the pleasure it provides, while adults who work under stress seek music study as a way to find repose and artistic satisfaction. Music education should be for everyone, not only for those who excel. Many students truly enjoy music,and show progress at individual rates.

Marina's methodology depends on your individuality. The approach to each student is unique, as student's interests are always taken into consideration. I combine solid academic basics with exciting games, improvisations, and compositions. The lessons are held in a quiet, professionally soundproofed, perfectly accommodated studio, which helps students to concentrate and focus on the lessons and assignments. 

 

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New York, NY 10019
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Kaye Takahashi

    "Marina has inspired me to become really creative, not only while I am playing the piano, but in other subjects too. That's why whenever I play the piano or improvise a tune, Marina makes the lesson really fun by getting me to think of dancing squirrels & dolphins, etc. I learned that you could play the piano well by enjoying it!" - Kaye Takahashi, 11 years old

  • Francesco Magisano

    "Throughout the nine years I have studied with Marina, I have learned many difficult and complex pieces. I play solo and duet pieces with both Marina and her other students. Without Marina's help, I doubt I could prevail against the hardships of learning how to play piano. With Marina's encouragement and enthusiasm, I was able to learn complicated pieces that otherwise would be out of my grasp. Thank you Marina for making me the musician I am now!" - Francesco Magisano, 14 years old

  • Marina Porchkhidze

    Marina's Piano Studio was established in New York City in 1994. The studio has a beautiful grand piano, a digital concert piano, and an extensive music library of over 2,500 music scores and books, all available to enhance our students' experiences and lessons. Marina's GOAL is to teach MUSIC, not simply the instrument, but to awake passion, and open new horizons in one's imagination - all without the pressure of competitive anxiety. I share the goal of bringing joy into each and every lesson. I believe that music education is a noble subject that develops both skill and character through self-discipline and working artistically with others. Children enjoy studying piano for the pleasure it provides, while adults who work under stress seek music study as a way to find repose and artistic satisfaction. Music education should be for everyone, not only for those who excel. Many students truly enjoy music,and show progress at individual rates Marina's METHODOLOGY depends on your individuality. The approach to each student is unique, as student's interests are always taken into consideration. I combine solid academic basics with exciting games, improvisations, and compositions. The lessons are held in a quiet, professionally soundproofed, perfectly accommodated studio, which helps students to concentrate and focus on the lessons and assignments. TEACHER MARINA PORCHKHIDZE. As the owner and artistic director of Marina's Piano Studio, Marina is a piano teacher, member of Music Teacher National Association, member of Broadcasting Music Incorporated(BMI), a Steinway Educational Partner, Methodologist, composer of a Piano Album called "Little Pieces for Little Pianists", music editor, concert pianist, recording artist. Marina was the recipient of "Melodiya", from a leading Russian recording company, and recipient of "Creative Youth", an award for the best performance in Russia. Marina studied at Petrozavodsk Branch of Leningrad State Conservatory, now known as Sanct-Petersburg, Russia, where she majored in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, in addition to studying privately with world-famous piano teachers and concert pianists - Nathan Perelman and Oleg Malov in Leningrad.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I am trying to understand the personality of my student , and then very patiently to get him/her involved in music-making. More info : my website: http://www.marinaspianostudio.com


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied at Petrozavodsk Branch of Leningrad State Conservatory, now known as Sanct-Petersburg, Russia, where i majored in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, in addition to studying privately with world-famous piano teachers and concert pianists Nathan Perelman and Oleg Malov in Leningrad.                                                                                                                                           Together, with my husband, composer and pianist Vladimir Shinov , we play as Piano Duo team since 1981. Our website: http://vladimarina.com We have played recitals all over the world, including 5- full evenings at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall . Also our Piano Duo has recorded 7 CD's of classical and contemporary music, that include our own original compositions written for this media.  You may go to YOUTUBE and listen to our performances/DVD's and CD's. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching piano after graduation from the conservatory,and combine teaching with performing and composing careers.


What types of students have you worked with?

Among my students, I have children who are very special students here, pianists, from different 
music schools and colleges, who are studying here to refine their skills and find out something 
new, violinists, singers, dancers, adults-amateurs.          Kaye Takahashi/student,11 years old : "Marina has inspired me to become really creative,not only when i am playing piano ,but  in other subjects too. That's why whenever i play the piano or improvise a  tune,Marina makes the lesson really fun by getting me to think of dancing squirells or dolphins, etc.I learned,that you could play the piano well by enjoying it"!  


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

Try to find a real musician, with the highest level of expertise! The teacher who is not only piano teacher, but the teacher of music. It's really a must: to inspire students!



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