Svetlana - Teacher #1864

- Classical Guitar
- Organ
- Piano
- Ukulele

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

- English
- Russian

Teaching Philosophy

The development of piano technique should be built upon a solid foundation of musical knowledge. Many pianists suffer from professional traumas stemming from improper training during childhood. Therefore, it's crucial to have a deep understanding of how our body functions and to know which movements are best suited for achieving desired articulation and tone. By doing so, we can avoid hours of repetitive practice and achieve high-quality results more efficiently while preventing injuries.

Musical Education

I have Master Degree in Piano Performance from Saratov State Conservatory, Russia.
I I studied music from the age of 6 until the age of 24. My piano teacher's musical lineage goes back all the way to the legendary Russian pianist Anton Rubinstein, who taught Horowitz and Neuhaus.

Awards and Distinctions

My students successfully perform at Kiwanis festival every year and taking RCM exam with high marks.

• International competition operetta’s singers, Ekaterinburg 2012, 3rd prize
• Conductor competition between colleges of Volga region 2012, 1st and 2nd prize.
• “ On winds of talent“, National Russian vocal competition, Saratov, 2011, 1st prize.
• Conductor competition between musical colleges of Saratov region, 2011, 1st and 2nd prize.
• International competition “Mikhail Siropov”, Balakovo, 2011, Grand prix.
• “Volga-Don”, National Russian vocal competition, Volgodonsk, 2011, 1st prize.
• “ Musical Wave”, international vocal competition, Volgograd, 2010, Grand prix.

Special Skills and Training

I have been teaching since age of 17 under tutelage of my professors in Musical College and in Conservatory. After completing my education and prior my immigration to Canada, I had been working in Saratov Music College and University as piano accompanist and piano teacher for 11 years.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).