As an adult with 4 years of childhood experience (no recitals and not very serious), I decided to resume lessons because of my grandchildren. Svetlana is much more qualified and talented than I deserve but she has helped me immeasurably. Her patience is amazing. For the last 4 years she has encouraged, cajoled, helped in many ways, and been the main reason I have been able to perform at recitals. Recitals was always a dreaded word but I now now they are ABSOLUTELY essential. My grandkids breeze through them but I sweat bullets. Or, did. Finally, after 15 recitals, I have, ironically, caught up to them.
All of this is, and of course after a lot of practicing every day on my part, due to Svetlana. What a great teacher!!!!
You cannot go wrong with this person who is a Russian Conservatory trained pianist as your advanced piano teacher!