Musical Expressions

Musical Expressions

4.5 (2)
7 hires on
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

My name is Elena Fainshtein, and I am a professional accordion/bayan teacher, piano teacher, accordion performer and conductor. I have a Masters Degree of Art in Music. Last year I gave a talk on the TEDx Talk Show, this year I was nominated by Times Square Press as a best accordion teacher of the year in the US.

I am very proud to have been listed in the accordion encyclopedia this year as well as mentioned as one the world’s best contemporary accordionists.

Music is my life and I would like to share my passion to music with you.

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Please contact me about prices and availability. I am looking forward to assisting you or your child in making beautiful music and learning a skill that will last a lifetime.

I enjoy seeing progress as my student’s journey through their learning experience. I am very proud of the fact that for a second year in the row my accordion students became Champions of Texas in Polka category. Last year Peter Gresser won Championship and this year - Elijah Clements become a great prize winner.

I enjoy seeing the awe in the eyes of my Musical Expressions Accordion Band from their own performance after each and every rehearsal and specially on the concerts - they are doing so well!

I am very proud of the fact that my piano and accordion students are playing in clubs, retirement centers, in their schools and everywhere they choose to.

Give me a call and come see for yourself!

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Plano, TX 75025
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2 Reviews


  • AJ Vaccaro

  • Xu Zhang

    Elena is great! She helped me to find the right accordion. She is flexible in scheduling. She customizes the class to suit my needs. She is knowledgable, positive, energetic, and well organized. She is an excellent accordionist and she will help her students to be as well. I'm really happy to find her. If you're looking for an accordion instructor in the area, search no more. Hire Elena!


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

I work individualy with the student in my home studio or via skype as per the student’s preference.

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

I am an expert in my field.

I have a master’s degree in music & over 30 years of experience.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 minute for the beginning just for $40

45 minutes lesson- $55

How did you get started teaching?

First in Belarus, Israel and now 16 years in home studio Musical Expressions in Plano

What types of students have you worked with?

Children, starting from age of five and adults of any age

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Last year I gave a Talk on TEDx Talk Show and played Accordion with my Duo “Together” partner Gregory Fainshtein.

was nominated by Times Square Press as a Best American Accordion Teacher/instructor of the year 2019 

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

look for experience and knowledgeable teacher

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How long do you want to take a lessons, what do you want to achieve, take advise about buying instrument