Piano Lessons in Ridgefield, CT
Some of the benefits of taking private piano lessons with an experienced piano teacher, besides learning to play the piano well, are learning how to listen and understand music, as well as improving one’s sight-reading ability.
Galina’s piano lessons in Ridgefield, CT cater to:
- Students of all ages and levels
- Professional Pianists
- College Students
- Gifted Pre-College Students throughout the New York,
New Jersey, and Connecticut areas
- Adult Piano Students
Galina’s students have gone on to colleges and universities and have won major awards at music competitions and festivals. Many travel from neighboring areas (such as Wilton, Redding, Georgetown, Danbury, Norwalk, Milford, Westport, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien) to take piano lessons in Ridgefield, CT at Galina’s Music Studio.
E-mail GalinaZMusic@gmail.com to inquire about piano lessons.
33 Ethan Allen Hwy, Unit 1,
Ridgefield, CT 06877
“I strongly believe that the ultimate goal of a piano teacher is to make the student a self-sufficient, expressive and educated musician. More than one aspect of musical development should be addressed and these aspects vary from one student to the other depending on their artistic and technical levels.
Music is an expressive art, and it is important to teach style and interpretation to students at all levels. Technique is the servant to the music, and music is the reason why we play our instruments. Even in beginning piano lessons with the less experienced students, I try to show them different ways of playing a musical phrase so that they can make some of their own choices. Since music is not an exact science, I believe that the student needs to be given some freedom to explore different interpretations in order to truly “own” a piece.
When a student leaves their piano lesson, I want there to be no confusion about what they need to practice, and how they need to practice it. Solving technical and musical problems should occur as much in the practice room as it does in the private studio.
Pianists are very fortunate to have a very vast repertoire, but it is extremely important for their piano teacher to choose compositions which will not only be artistically rewarding for a student but will also help develop and improve his or her weaknesses, or highlight his or her strengths.
Ultimately, a successful piano teacher is committed to the process of helping the student become a creative artist, an educated musician and a confident performer.”