Valentyna Komisarenko

Valentyna Komisarenko is a professional piano teacher who enjoys teaching children and adults of all ages.  Valentyna has over 19 years of experience and has helped students to master their skills – emphasizing good technique, solid sight reading abilities, and the development of a strong sense of rhythm. She teaches in an engaging and interactive manner and strives to have her students develop a love for the wonderful world of music.

Valentyna holds a Bachelor of Music from the Dnipropetrovsk Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Literature from the Dnipropetrovsk National University. She is a registered piano teacher with The Royal Conservatory of Music and has worked as a teacher with the conservatory for the last 4 years. Her students have consistently achieved above average grades on their examinations.

Valentyna has designed and developed several best practices for children at different levels of music education. As well as worked as a choir director and a vocal coach. She is an active member of Toronto’s music community.

After graduation from the Conservatory of Music, Valentyna worked as a piano and vocal teacher in several music schools conducted children’s choirs and provided early childhood music education. Her students participated and received awards in various festivals and competitions.

In 2008 Valentyna with family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she opened a piano studio. She is a registered and an active member of the Royal Conservatory of Music. During the course of three years, her students successfully passed 12 exams of Piano grades 1-6 and Rudiments.

From 2013 to 2016 in GTA Valentyna continued successfully tutoring piano students in her home studio with exceptional results!

From October 2016 opened her own music studio in Kanata, Ontario and now accepting students of all ages there.

In June 2017 Valentyna became an RCM certified teacher with an Elementary Specialist piano designation. This brought the piano studio many new ideas and skills.

In October 2017 together with her husband, they founded Start Piano Studio which aims at providing piano teachers and music studio owners with all they need for the successful teaching of the piano. The shop is featuring teaching aids, piano games, and music worksheets.

In August 2018 Valentyna and Eugene released their first book Piano Heroes: Mission Start the leading-edge method book. The lovely and cute characters used in the Piano Heroes method, their names and colors play the central role in the teaching approach.