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Elena Marinina
Elena
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Durham, NC
Speaks: Russian, English
Instructs: Music Theory, Piano, Voice
Education: Dual MA degree: Conducting/Classical Voice
Performance Experience: Performed in live concerts with Daniel Del Mont talent agency
Teaching Experience: 25+
Teaching Philosophy: My approach and methods are rooted in the classic traditions of the European school of Music. You'll find that I am not after fast results-my goal is to produce lasting results. I recognize that everyone is an individual, and creativity has to be cultivated and enriched through an tailored plan for each student. By striving for perfection through instruction, I know I can prepare everyone to exceed their creative artistic talents.

Get to know Elena

My name is Elena Marinina. During my late teens and mid 20s, I attended the Odessa State Conservatory where I studied the classical piano, voice (lyrical-dramatic soprano), and chorus conducting. In May of 2000, I graduated from the conservatory with dual MA degrees in Conducting(major)/Piano and Classical Voice and joined my husband in Boston, Massachusetts.

In May of 2001, I became a mother of wonderful twins, Alexandr and Anastasia. Balancing our careers and kids, my family eventually settled in Durham, North Carolina, where I founded my In-Home Music Instructions company-Elena's Music Studio. I am a mother myself, so I understand the viewpoint of children and know how to teach and encourage all levels of learning. Giving children a special skill and a sense of accomplishment is a pleasure. I delight in watching a child light up when they perform, and I am so proud of them when they achieve. I am very excited to be a member of the Music and Arts where I can pass on my knowledge to the young generations. 

Aria "O,Mio Babbino Caro" by G.Puccini

Elena teaches at:
3603 Witherspoon Blvd Suite 112
Durham, NC 27707
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5950 Poyner Village Pkwy Suite F101
Raleigh, NC 27616
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