Tatiana Dvorianskaya is a piano teacher with over 25 years of experience. Having studied twelve years in Russia, she graduated with a specialization in piano and accompaniment. Tatiana moved from St-Petersburg to Montreal in 2010 and has been teaching here since.
She participated as a soloist and accompanist in concerts in Québec, Chile, Europe and Russia. She performed as an accompanist at various festivals and competitions with the ensemble « Harmony» (performers – soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre and St.. Petersburg Opera). Since 2013, Tatiana collaborates with the Canadian pianist Alejandra Cifuentes Diaz with whom she produced their first CD album of piano 4 hands in 2014.
Tatiana is always eager to learn and perfect herself. She is currently taking a course of 2nd cycle in '' Pédagogie Instrumentale '' at the Montreal University.
As a piano teacher for over 20 years in the Music School in St. Petersburg and having taught more than 100 students, T. Dvorianskaya joined the staff at Long & McQuade where she teaches students of all ages and levels. In her opinion, each student is unique and talented. Her goal is to discover this talent by encouraging the student's thought process as well as developing the student's autonomy.
My philosophy of music education is based on a belief that everyone can learn how to play piano and benefit from it in many ways.
While it may seem very simple to just press the right keys, the ability to perform complex pieces with precision and emotion requires a lot of practice and a special touch. It is never too late to learn how to play piano. This instrument can bring years of enjoyment to whoever has the courage to take that first step.
When playing piano, students learn the value of critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, discipline and delayed gratification - all attributes that will serve them in day-to-day life.
My teaching philosophy is based on the idea to make each students independent, knowing how to figure the score out and play any music they want.
In my practice, I use a combination of Russian Piano School techniques and new approaches that I have acquired during my experience in Canada, considering the age, physical characteristics and goals of a student. I also encourage my students to choose the musical pieces they prefer to play, themselves.