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Ivan has been teaching students of different ages since 2004. He holds his Bachelor of Music degree from Gnessin State Musical College, Master of Music degree from Maimonides State Classical Academy and also completed a course of jazz improvisation from Berklee College of Music. Ivan is experienced in classical piano, jazz&pop piano, improvisation, music theory, music harmony and history of music. He is an active member of Music Teachers' Association of California and provides exam preparations for CM, ABRSM and RSM.

5 Reasons to take piano lessons with Ivan Shapovalov

Russian music traditions.

Russian classical music culture has a world fame for being one of the leaders in music education and for having famous classical musicians. Knowing this, Ivan chose Moscow for his musical education. In the 11 years of his studies there he achieved many dimensions of Russian music arts and now can share them with you. One can see this as an advantage over many other teachers. It can be your advantage as well.

American Music Traditions

Ivan is also well versed in American music culture - he has done a course of jazz improvisation from one of the best American music schools - "Berklee College of Music".

Member of MTAC

As an active member of Music Teachers’ Association of California Ivan improves his teaching skills through teachers’ meetings, conventions, master classes and other events which help to follow the newest teaching methods and strategies. Ivan’s membership allows his students to participate in varieties of music events such as piano exams, competitions, concerts and recitals, festivals, master classes which are not available for students whose teachers are not members of MTAC.

Master of Music & 14 years of teaching

Ivan has played piano since 7 years of age, won prizes from state and international music competitions and spent many years for his professional musical education with extra courses and master classes alongside world famous musicians. 7 years in music school, 4 years in college, 5 years in classical academy/conservatory and 2 years in graduate school - that is the way to get a Master of Music degree according to Russian musical education system. Ivan successfully went through all the steps of that system and proudly holds his degree now. By 2004 Ivan had been playing piano for 11 years and felt ready to teach piano. That allowed him today to have 13 years of international teaching experience.

Reasonable, competitive rates

A lot of people have the dream to learn music themselves or pass on a cultural legacy to their children, enriching the lives of generations to come. As a professional himself, Ivan helps people to reach their musical goals without choosing between rates and quality of lessons. His rates are less than average compared to other teachers with equal degrees and experience. His value can be the advantage for many people.