S M

S M

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com

About this pro

Doctoral candidate in piano performance with secondary major in music theory at the University of Utah. 12+ years of experience teaching piano. As a teaching assistant at the University of Utah Stella had the opportunity to teach group and individual piano lessons, and music theory classes to students - kindergarten through college level. Positive approach to teaching, using wide range of teaching technics, including music games and fun activities. Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

BM Sofia Conservatory

MM University of Utah

Expected Doctorate University of Utah

What makes me most excited about being a piano instructor is seeing how my students grow as they acquire essential skills, such as patience, persistence, and deeper understanding of the musical dimension, that would benefit them throughout their lives.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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3 Reviews

5.0

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    My 9 year old daughter has been taking lessons from Stella for more than a year now. I sit with her during each lesson and so I am able to observe the lessons. To me, Stella has the ability to be patient but also strict. She teaches each concept diligently and in an easy-to-understand manner. My daughter looks forward to lessons every week and enjoys Stella's company immensely. Stella knows how to interact with children and how to earn their respect. My daughter feels so proud when she's able to perform her songs and loves performing on the recitals Stella organizes!

  • Julie W.

    Stella is an amazing piano teacher! Our children LOVE her and enjoy playing and practicing the piano a lot. She has taught them more than any of our previous teachers. She always makes piano fun for the kids and always gives 100% on every lesson. Highly recommend her!

  • Elen Z.

    Stella is very knowledgeable in her field. She is an excellent piano teacher. I love hearing her play all her pieces by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, etc. It is a delight to be her student.



FAQs


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

We start with the basics, exploring the piano as well as using variety of games and activities to acquaint the student with music theory rudiments. 


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

BM Sofia Conservatory

MM University of Utah

Expected Doctorate University of Utah

12+ years of experience.

As a teaching assistant at the University of Utah had the opportunity to teach group and individual piano and music theory lessons to students kindergarten-college level.


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

$30/half hour

$45/45 min.

$60/60 min.


How did you get started teaching?

I have been a pianist since the age of 7. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Students of all ages (including adults) and backgrounds, including teaching group and individual lessons to students from Title I schools. 


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

What are my long-term goals?

How much time am I willing to devote for practice?