We have been providing quality music education to the residents of Pacific Palisades, Playa Vista and Culver City, California for nearly 30 years.
Count on well-educated, detail-oriencted, energetic teachers with Russian background and Russian and US degrees in music. An exceptional individual approach is our standard.Owned by a mother -daughter teacm with nearly 90 years of collective experience, we have two locations for your convenience:
5433 Beethoven St. Suite A, Playa Vista. ca 9066
(located right above The Broadway Gym) (310)694-6604 .
1515 Palisades Dr. Suite L, Pacific Palisades, Ca 90272
(located right above Casa Nostra restaurant)
Our students learn how to read music, recognize musical symbols, styles and periods. While developing their repertoire, young musicians also learn how to concentrate, accomplish difficult tasks, develop coordination and good ear, ability to listen and manage their time.
All of our students play in multiple performances: from two to six per year within the studio and countless possibilities outside the studio.
in the photo: Mrs. Sheva Barsky and her Playa Vista students
Mrs. Sheva Barsky has a vast experience that includes her work as a teacher, conductor and an administrator on two continents. She holds a BA in music from Irkutsk college of arts.
in the photo: ms. Yuliya Barsky with some of her students after their end of a year performance
Ms. Barsky holds MFA in piano performance from UCLA and two BA degrees: one from Irkutsk college of Arts (Russia) in piano pedagogy and accompaniment and another from UCLA in piano performance. She subscribes to the belief of a team work with the whole family - learning how to play an instrument is a long road and navigating through all the road-side adventures takes an effort of all familiy members. One gets to learn how to read and interpret music written well over 300 years all the way to the contemporary pieces, be expressive and contemplative under Ms. Barsky's guidance. Frequent studio performances allow her students to train for those high adrenaline moments in familiar chamber settings, letting them freely perform for school talent shows, particapte in MTAC given performances and competitions and whenever they feel like it without stress or pressure.
It is a studio policy to gage the needs, goals and abilities of each student. Each individual is given a very individual approach with the most suitable to his/her personality methods.
We don"t just learn how to play the piano. We become a family. We explore the city together, go to art exhibits, concerts and museums. And, most importantly, we stay in touch for the rest of our lives!