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Im 19 and a music student at UT. I am taking piano lessons with Maria and am amazed by her vast knowledge of various styles and eras of music and her ability to give me practical tools to perform pieces with accuracy and beauty. She always has something insightful to say to guide me in my musical development.Jun 25, 2018
My 6 year old daughter took piano lessons in our home with Maria. Maria is very patient and kind, and worked very well with my daughter. I highly recommend Maria!!!Mar 7, 2017
Maria is a true professional! Her style of teaching is perfect for anyone looking to play the piano for the first time, to those seeking to master Mozart. I hired Maria to teach my two daughters ages 16 and 12. Maria started with instilling the basics in my daughters for a solid foundation. Her teaching style allowed my daughters to take their piano skills as far as they want because she set them up for success. Today, my oldest daughter is now 17 and composing her own music. While my youngest daughter is able to take the lessons taught to her by Maria and is applying them to other instruments like the saxophone and violin. No matter your level or goal(s) Maria will help push you to achieve it. I could not recommend her enough. Andrew S.Jun 26, 2018
Ms. Maria Lyapkova is not only an incredibly gifted pianist, but she is also a brilliant and inspiring instructor, proficient in teaching solo, chamber, and ensemble literature (for piano). Over the course of my two years in her piano ensemble class at the University of South Florida, I learned and progressed so much in terms of technique, musical sense and sensitivity, interpretation, practicing efficiently, and the art of performing, to name only a few. During lessons and ensemble coaching sessions, Ms. Maria is extremely patient, kind, understanding. She is highly committed to teaching, able to work with students of any proficiency level, and always earnestly encouraging students to improve to the best they can. I will always remember the amazing lessons I had learning Arensky’s Suite No. 2, Op. 23 (“Silhouettes”) under her instruction!Mar 6, 2017
Maria was very professional, knowledgeable, and great engaging my two daughters 6 and 4. They are both excited about their next lesson.Jan 6, 2019Verified
- 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.