Leviza Salimova Piano Studio
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.
Frequently asked questions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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)