Welcome to Piano Lessons Scottsdale!
Piano Lessons Scottsdale proudly presents Ursula!
A well-recognized name in the world of piano, Ursula has made her mark in the world of teaching as a Performance Major at Mary Manse College and studying extensively with Dr. Robert Pace at Teachers College of Columbia University.
Ursula's life was devoted to teaching piano, and she was voted teacher of the year by Kimble Pianos International. She founded a School of Music in Toledo, Ohio, which employed over 30 teachers with a weekly volume of more than 500 students. After twenty years of success, she sold the school and moved to Arizona.
In addition to her teaching career, Ursula gave many concerts, including the all Chopin Concert at the Ohio Theatre. She created, produced and directed a "Piano Monster Concert with over 1,001 Keys", which involved 30 pianos played at the same time. Ursula also created the "PracticeAthon for Lymphoma Campaign", to raise money through students for the minutes they practiced. She also designed and created a piano course for young children five and under.
A member of the National Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, Ursula has demonstrated and interacted at:
Chosen out of hundreds of teachers in the whole nation, Ursula was asked to teach piano on Crystal Cruises International for the Yamaha Corporation.
Piano Lessons Scottsdale proudly presents Luba!
Luba, (which is, in Russian, the nickname of Liubov, meaning "love") was born in South East Russia, in a small town amongst the Ural Mountains. When she was only five, Luba began to sing on stage and perform in concerts for children. Luba was only fourteen when she was accepted into Kurgan Music College, a very prestigious school.
After her graduation Luba proceeded to further her studies at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts where she majored as a Director of Show Programs.
In summer of 2008, Luba made a decision to move to the U.S. for expanding her musical education and she her now husband, Steve, who helped and encouraged her musical abilities. Luba started teaching and working for Ballet Arizona as a Pianist and she is the Lead Organist for a local Orthodox Church in the Phoenix area.
Piano Lessons Scottsdale proudly presents Ethel!
Ethel earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Northwestern University's School of Music and she specialised in music education and piano performance. Ethel started teaching piano when she was only seventeen and she has had many years of experience in all aspects of music education and piano performance.
She was coached by Hulda Brethauer, Mildred Butler and Bessie Ash Noack in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. She prepared her undergraduate degree with Ms. Wanda Paul, a legendary pianist in Chicago and, at Northwestern University, Ethel was inducted into the music honorary Mu Phi Epsilon.
She also studied with:
Ethel has performed as a soloist, with chamber music groups, choral and orchestral organizations. She has taught piano and vocal music in schools and various private venues in Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio and Arizona. A member of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society for more than ten years, she conceptualized and created the Audience Development Project (for the promotion of chamber music in Arizona). Ethel also coordinated and marketed chamber music programs to Phoenix area schools.
Since 1997, Ethel sang with the Alliance Francaise Chorale du Grand Phoenix as a charter member and, in 2009, she accepted the position of Conductor of the Chorale.
Ethel is the piano accompanist for a performing choral group made up of persons living with Parkinson's disease, their spouses and caregivers and she is a pianist with MusicaNova Orchestra, a professional orchestra formed in 2003 of more than sixty musicians.
Ethel sang the Mozart REQUIEM with conductor, John Massaro in Carnegie Hall in June 2005.
Piano Lessons Scottsdale proudly presents Mark!
After studying under tutelage of his father, Mark got first prize in the Iowa State Piano Competition at age twelve. Mark's formal training began with Julian Bern, the head of the Music Department at Cornell College of Mount Vernon.
Mark toured the Eastern United States performing Beethoven's First Piano Concerto at age 17 and, then he won the first prize at Iowa State Piano Competition.
A phenomenal pianist, Mark was accepted as a pupil of Menahem Pressler, International award-winning pianist and cofounder of the world-famous Beaux Arts Trio, at the Indiana School of Music in Bloomington.
A very fine composer, Mark wrote more than 75 musical works and performed over 500 public concerts. He also teaches piano privately, specializing in the young and gifted student.