Testimonials of Students and Colleagues
"Lisa was about to give up the piano when one of our friends recommended Elina. She said you won't regret it.' After our first meeting with Elina Lisa's attitude towards music and piano lessons completely changed. She started to practice and could not wait until her next lesson. In a year she progressed tremendously and won an award at the National Piano Playing Auditions of the American College of Musicians. Currently, Lisa still remains enthusiastic about playing the piano. Thank you Elina for your hard work, dedication, and love for your students and music."
"Elina is an exceptional pianist with a high degree of professionalism and musicianship."
Director of the D'Angelo School of Music,
"Elina is a real creator at the piano. Her music has a soul, it's breathing, it is alive."
St. Petersburg, Russia
"I have had the opportunity to enjoy Elina's music in many concerts and I must say that she is the single most talented pianist in the area. Elina plays with great passion and sensitivity."
"Elina is a talented and gifted pianist. She plays with a great inspiration and energy. She produces beautiful, singing tone. The sound of the whole orchestra comes from under her fingers. She demonstrates skills of a very high caliber. Her performance swamps you with its spontaneous power, lyricism, deep meaning, and feeling. She is one of the best musicians I know."
Sergey Kosulin, Conductor,
"Ms. Elina is a truly exceptional teacher. Her patience and passion serve the students well. We feel lucky to have found her these many years ago!"
"Thank you for being so patient with my kids. They've learned so much from you, and they really enjoyed their lessons. In our new place we already changed two teachers - still not happy. We will keep trying, but it's not easy to find somebody matching your level of professionalism and talent. Wish you the best, and thank you again for being such a wonderful teacher."
"Very lucky to be taught by Elina. It is a real joy to learn from her. She is so knowledgeable and well-versed that everything she says is immediately absorbable and worthwhile. She beautifully demonstrates how it could be done on piano. Her performance is amazing, her purview is unbelievable, and sense of humor is fantastic. She actually cares about your life outside of her studio. She does everything from the depth of her heart - she is not only a unique teacher but she is a unique person. Thank you, thank you, thank you... ."
"She always finds the easiest way to solve any problem. Very intelligent, humorous, and passionate. She is a fantastic teacher."