Valentyna has great patience and energy for young students. She has found games and ways to teach while the children have fun. She has been teaching more than just piano to my son, but also patterns and basic music theory.
Both my Boys (Ages 6 & 10) have been attending piano lessons from Valentyna since November 2016. They have learned so much and enjoy Valentyna's way of teaching. Valentyna uses games and easy to learn books so my boys are comfortable with their own levels of learning. Both boys are able to play full songs - (and have been able since 5-6 weeks into their lessons.) - which created confidence in my boys-right from the get go. Valentyna is very accommodating in schedules and is excellent with one on one teaching- she is patient and kind and both of my boys are always excited to go to their lessons! My youngest has a very difficult time focusing at school in a class room environment- but with Valentyna- he has learned so much - not only is he learning music- but he has improved at school with his everyday school learning/ behavior. I would recommend Valentyna in a heart beat- both of my boys look forward to their piano lessons again this year with Valentyna! Thank you Valentyna! You are so great with my kids! 🙂

Lori Fudge, Kanata, 2017

Valentyna has passion for music and teaching.  Her lessons are well-designed and very efficient. While teaching my children music Valentyna managed to strive the balance between gentle encouragement and positive discipline. She has this great talent to manage time, to be able to plan, and work toward her students’ goals.  Valentyna taught my children to work hard and become successful in what they do. She encouraged my children to perceive every musical experience, to feel deeply music character, and to think of its purpose. Her mentoring children to analyze in details each piece of music and her step-by-step approach boosted their self-esteem, improved their concentration, and fostered further their interest in music. As a parent I was very impressed after my children mentioned to me that Valentyna carefully selects a piano repertoire for each of my daughters after listening to their preferences. I am thankful to Valentyna that she managed to re-discover interest in music in my young daughter who was about to quit all her piano lessons. The way to success even as little as playing fluently a piece of music or getting a certificate with honors for music theory exam is not always smooth, but Valentyna is always supportive and creative finds new ways to help my children to learn and enjoy music. Valentyna is always open to discuss my concerns and find solutions to my questions. She keeps me informed of my children’s progress regularly. I am very grateful to her that she cherished my children’s personalities and tailored music programs for them that built their confidence, respect, and feeling of joy. The most important thing that she taught them is that they can accomplish anything they want if they will work hard for it.

Anna Williams, Vancouver, 2013

It is always a delight to have you coming for Nima's class. Thank you, Valentyna, for being the kind and inspired teacher. We appreciate your hard work and enthusiasm.

Nima's mom, Vancouver, 2012

Valentyna has been teaching our twins for one year. She always creates positive atmosphere for learning, brings lots of fun stuff to help 5-year-old girls to stay interested in piano and easily pick up class material.

Emoke, Vancouver 2013

Valentyna is a truly wonderful teacher! She loves her job and is passionate about teaching and music. Our son enjoys her lessons and did amazing progress in studying piano. Thank you, Valentyna, so much for all your patience and kindness!

Okoneshnikov family, Vancouver, 2013

Valentyna, it was a great pleasure to have you as my daughter teacher. Your strong ability to find way to make my daughter like her practicing, never give up studying and be ready to rich the goal, either it is RCM exam or just finishing the tough piece, makes you be her favorite and very appreciated teacher. Thank you! Wishing you to have more interesting and talented students in Toronto. We will miss you.

Sofia and Elena, Vancouver, 2013

Valentyna is professional, nice and understanding teacher. She always keeps track on my daughter studying, helps her to master every piece from the repertoire, takes care of teacher/student relationship. I highly recommend Valentyna as a good piano teacher!

Cherry, Richmond Hill, 2014