Practicing Advanced Sight-Reading

Reading music that is not intended for piano alone develops our spatial orientation and requires us to think more in terms of harmony and rhythmic gestures. In general, those who accompany in churches or get involved in musical collaborations, become (or must become)...

Math, Language and Music

If you are somewhat familiar with the music notation, you will agree that it is pure math. The pulse or beat is organized into meter and rhythm, there is an equal number of beats in each measure, the divisions of a beat are very precise, everything is held together in...

Discover Your Voice

Music is a tool to communicate ideas in a very special way that does not necessarily need words, although it often goes along with human speech and beyond. Students frequently struggle with creative decisions because they are either struggling to trust their own...

Career Decisions

Today, many music students realize that building a career path in music is incredibly difficult and the end result is highly unpredictable. Indeed, it is a volatile field, and random events, such as war or epidemics, can throw many freelancers off their normal course....

Experience Your Performance as a Listener

The most important skill a musician needs to possess is the ability to imagine the music with the inner ear. Playing music, and especially playing piano is a very intense activity. The performer needs to read the music notation for both notes and rhythms, remember the...

You don’t have to work too hard

When we listen to a successful performance, the ideas and the intentions of the composer and the performer are clear and simple. Also, it looks like for the performer everything is so effortless while we understand the daily struggle behind the process of learning a...

About Me

I come from a very small town in a country of 3 million population, Moldova. My parents moved there from Russian Siberia to work as engineers at a cement factory when I was 2. Moldova became my country and I learned Moldovan or, Romanian, along with Russian. From the...