Now that the NCKP Conference posts are all up, it’s time to return to regular posts! Today, we have a new Teacher Feature. Say hello to Irina!
Please tell us about your piano and/or teaching background!
I started piano lessons at the age of 5 at the Children Music School in Kiev, Ukraine. For 9 years I had 2 individual piano lessons a week (45 min. long), and once a week 45 min.classes: music theory/solfeggio, music literature, choir, piano duet, and accompaniment (in senior classes).
At the age of 15 -19 I was studying in Kiev’s music college where I got my Bachelor degree, and the next 5 years at Kharkov Conservatory, where I got my Masters Degree in piano performance, piano pedagogy, accompaniment and Chamber Orchestra.
I started teaching piano students at Music College as a part of the pedagogy course at the age of 16. Since then, teaching is my main job, even though I enjoy accompaniment.
What is your favorite thing about teaching piano?
Seeing the results of teaching, and communicating with students and their families. Continue reading “Teacher Feature | Irina Gorin of Gorin’s Piano Studio”