Piano, Elena Smirnova
B.M. with highest honors, University of Colorado at Boulder M.M. magna cum laude, Manhattan School of Music Post-Graduate Residence in Madrid, Spain 1st Prize - Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in NYC 1st Prize - Symphony in the Valley Concerto Competition, Colorado 1st Prize - Boulder J.S. Bach Competition, Colorado Frank and Gina Day Fellowship University of Colorado Scholarship for the Aspen Music Festival and School Scholarship for the Piano Texas International Academy and Festival Scholarship for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival of NY Mortar Board Honors Society Pi Kappa Lambda Music Fraternity National Dean’s List
"I believe that a music lesson must be complemented with knowledge of the arts through fun and creative activities, which bond and engage the teacher and student and helps ignite the imaginations of children. My lessons are based on the Russian and European Schools of Piano Playing and focus on building proper technique, developing musicality, expression of character, and the enjoyment of playing piano. I am very patient, encouraging, and passionate about music!"