Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

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Introduction: Welcome to my Piano Studio located at the Indianapolis Basile Opera Center! I provide comprehensive music education to students of all ages, levels, abilities, and backgrounds. Piano lessons incorporate important components of music studies including reading skills, music theory, and music history. I also offer Music theory, Ear Training, and Piano Ensemble classes as well as intensive preparation classes for exams, auditions, and competitions. Whether your goal is to play piano for pleasure or to pursue a professional career, you will have a fulfilling experience and learn the great joy of music making. ​My integrated and rigorous teaching approach ​provides compelling and lasting results in ​your ​musical development and piano proficiency​. I carefully guide my students on their musical journey, cultivate a sense of wonder and discovery, and motivate them to reach their full potential. Dr. Maria Lyapkova, instructor: ● Head of Collaborative and Secondary Piano at DePauw University ● 20+ years of teaching ● 30+ years of performing in Russia, Europe, and the United States ● Member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) ● Doctor of Musical Arts, The University of Texas at Austin (USA) ● Master of Music, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia) My teaching philosophy is to help students to discover and appreciate various styles of music, learn and master keyboard instruments, and enjoy making and sharing music with others. I apply an individual approach to each student according to their level, goals, and abilities.
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Hired 22 times

Serves Indianapolis, IN

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5 years in business

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Matthew B.
5 days ago
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Maria is a highly-qualified, excellent instructor. She has a deep interesting of proper technique and works hard to ensure that I learn correctly in every lesson. Maria has taken the time to understand my specific goals and tailors lesson plans to fit my interests and learning style. I highly recommend this instructor to anyone seeking lessons.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Donald I.
May 20, 2020
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Dr Lyapkova is absolutely a brilliant. I had owned a piano for three years at the time of our first lesson, but I always found myself giving up every-time I tried to get back to playing. Dr Lyapkova not only helped me rekindle my love for the piano, but she also helped break down parts that a I had previously found challenging and now I look forward to every class and practise session!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Vanessa K.
Dec 7, 2020
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I cannot say enough about Dr. Lypkova! She is brilliant, engaging, and seamlessly merges music theory and practice! I absolutely love the assignments and practice she provides leading up to our online lessons, so our time together is maximized! She is a phenomenal teacher, even from across the country :)

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Anthony A.
Aug 8, 2020
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Such an amazing teacher. She knows so much and is able to cater to your needs. You won't be disappointed with her. Im loving my lessons so far and can't wait for the next one. I would highly recommend.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Dave C.
May 20, 2020
Dr. Lyapkova is the most fantastic piano teacher that we could have found for our children and we are lucky to have her. She doesn't just teach our kids how to play piano; she gives them a deep understanding of piano, music theory, and self discipline and self realization as they are entering the world of music. She is professional, passionate, and motivated as well as being extremely generous of her time (outside of lessons), as well as of her knowledge and talent! We could not have found a more amazing teacher.
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Maria Lyapkova

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

    Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano University of Texas at Austin, USA Master of Music in Piano Performance Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russia Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance Schnittke Moscow Music College, Russia

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I began teaching professionally at the age of fifteen, while a freshman at the Schnittke Moscow Music College.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I work with a full spectrum of students: from young beginners to advanced students who have gone on to study at conservatories. Whether your goal is to play piano for pleasure or to pursue a professional career, you will have a fulfilling experience and learn the great joy of music making.

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