My goal is to instill a love of music in my students as well as to inspire them to understand and appreciate various music styles and eras. I continually stress the importance of musical expression in combination with technical mastery. I use an individual approach when selecting repertoire for my students, in order to focus on their personal interests, aspirations, and abilities.
My extensive knowledge as a musicologist benefits my students as I engage them in understanding the pieces that they play as well as the composers' styles. I enjoy playing in public, composing music in my spare time, as well as improvising anything I hear with my perfect pitch ability. I also strive to teach my students the importance of hard work. I strongly encourage them to participate in public performances, especially recitals, festivals, and competitions.
Both our children love the passion with which Mrs. Salimova teaches and are motivated to learn and do better. She has instilled a passion, a dedication to the art of piano playing!
Mrs. Leviza Salimova is the absolute best piano teacher. Two of my children have been taking lessons at her studio for almost 4 years. My children are always eager to go to lesson and I am always amazed at how much Mrs. Salimova can teach in one session. She is very encouraging and patient. In addition, when my children compete, they always score high marks as a result of the excellent instruction she gives them. Mrs. Salimova is a top musician and has a huge heart. I cannot say enough about her and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a piano teacher who truly loves teaching music.
I graduated from Novorossijsk Music College in 1982 and Rostov-Don Conservatory in 1987 with Master’s degrees in piano teaching, theory, history of music, and composition. My two decades of teaching experience originated in Russia, where I taught piano, theory and musical literature at a music school. I have been teaching private piano lessons, theory, and composition in Texas since 1993 in my home studio in Allen.
Rostov-Don State Rachmaninoff's Conservatory (Russia) 1982-1987
Novorossiysk Musical College (Russia) 1978-1982
Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Musicology (Music Theory and Composition)