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Piano Lessons Redding

Hello, my name is Helena Gelfor. I am a Piano Teacher based in Redding, CA. I also teach online lessons via Zoom. I have been teaching music since 2005. I am a graduate of Mussorgsky School of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia.


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Helena Gelfor - Professional Piano Teacher

Piano Lessons Redding Teacher - Helena Gelfor
My Mission

Experienced Teacher

I have been teaching music since 2005. I most enjoy working with my students to develop their musical talent. I teach lifelong music skills with passion and patience. I offer instruction in Music Theory in addition to piano performance.

I also teach violin and viola. I have performed with Nova Vista Symphony, Winchester Symphony, Saratoga Symphony (Bay Area), served as Concertmaster for Campbell String Chamber Orchestra, and participated in Community Music Makers workshops wth Donato Cabrera on the Davies Hall stage in San Francisco.

Location

Yuba Street, Redding, 96001-3495

Piano Teacher

Helena Gelfor
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My Lessons

All Ages Welcome

I welcome students of all abilities and all ages. I teach technical skills right along with performance pieces. In addition to classical music, I offer a variety of repertoire to develop my students' musicianship, and encourage them to find their own style.

I offer practice guidance with weekly assignments, and love to play along with my students. I teach music reading, memorization skills, ear training, improvisation and stage presence. I encourage my students to perform for their friends and family and offer opportunities for showcasing their developing skills through recitals and community performances.

Prices:


$45 per 1/2 hour
$70 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginner and advanced students to take my lessons. I will make a lesson plan that works for you and your current skill level.

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Beginner Lessons

I welcome beginner students.

My Experience as a Teacher

My story as a musician started when I was just a few years old and loved singing popular Russian repertoire heard on the radio for my family. I started violin lessons with my beloved teacher in St. Petersburg, Russia when I was 6 years old.

During my 11 years as a student, I have played with the school orchestra, and various ensembles – octets, quintets, quartets, trios, duets. I participated in all holiday recitals and ensemble performances. In the United States, I have found Community Symphony Orchestras and over the years performed with several Tango ensembles (Nuance, Open Embrace, La Orchestra Tango Fusion), and Stanford Klezmer Band.

I started to teach in 2005. I have been a consistent contributor of qualified students to the San Jose Youth Symphony and California Youth Symphony.

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Advanced Lessons

I also welcome advanced learners

More About My Lessons

My lessons are a blend of fun and focus. I teach Alfred and Faber methods of piano instruction. Each method offers materials to every level of proficiency. I teach mainly beginning and intermediate piano, however, I help students of every technical level reach their next level.

In addition to technical skills, I teach music reading, memorization skills, ear training, improvisation and stage presence. In our lessons, we review and discuss Music Theory assignments, following by technical exercises and finally performance pieces.

I love playing along with my students, and offer them opportunities to harmonize with other instruments. The beginners get familiar with the keyboard quickly and start playing familiar melodies, the intermediate students learn how to express themselves confidently.

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I can help you to

I'm an experienced teacher who can help you improve your playing or learn the basics on the piano. I will make sure we learn in a direction that you feel comfortable with and that we learn music that you enjoy. My lessons are always easy to follow and enjoyable for all.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I charge $45 per half hour and $70 per hour for all students.

I take lessons from my home studio in central Redding. I will provide more information upon request.

I welcome students of all ages to take my lessons.

Weekly lessons combined with plenty of home practice are by far the best way to improve as a player.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price.

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Piano Lessons Redding Music Studio Address

Location

Yuba Street, Redding, 96001-3495
Teaching Space
I teach my in person lesson in a sunny open space that is my living room. I have a baby grand piano that gets tuned frequently and has a lovely sound. I am conveniently located in West Redding. For my mobile lessons, I use Yamaha Portable grand full size keyboard, and multiple cameras/monitors so you can see my hands. I also use high quality audio equipment. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Piano Teacher

Helena Gelfor
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