Svetlana - BAH Teacher #1864

“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.”
 - Svetlana


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.

Name: Svetlana (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 40's

Gender: female

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.

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.

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.



Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

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).

Lessons in your home

Svetlana is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Svetlana can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.

Svetlana's Studio Location

Svetlana offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.