About Elena Aleksandrova
As a lifelong musician, Elena has always loved to teach and perform. She has the experience with all aspects of music performance, including piano technique, voice, and acting. Teaching piano was a large part of her career, as well as working with singers as accompanist and staging various musical productions.
Elena's musical and artistic experience has been rich and varied. She graduated from the famous Saint Petersburg's CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC with honor, where she received her Master's in Opera directing. Also, she studied solo piano, theory, harmony and education in Kirovograd School of Music. The work with singers has always been significant part of Elena's career, for years she was an art director of many children's musical performances. In 2009 Elena was invited to teach students in the oldest RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY OF THEATER ARTS-GITIS, where she also earned her Ph.D. in Performing Arts.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: Elena equally loves to work with kids and adults. The key element in her style is the "Smart Start", which means helping students to start thinking musically. Another important detail of her teaching manner is a good portion of humor which aids students to relax and easily reach their highest potential. As MTNA Member (Music Teachers National Association), Elena has all possibilities to participate in MTNA National conference, MTNA Certification program, Association leadership opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. All MTNA National Student competitions, ABRSM and National Piano Guild exams, Music For Everyone programs, State and local festivals will be readily available to her students.