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About Misha Stefanuk

Misha Stefanuk
Misha Stefanuk
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Marietta, GA
Speaks: Russian, English
Instructs: Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Piano
Education: Master of Music Education, Boston University, Bachelor of Music, Belmont University, Bachelor of Music, Moscow Conservatory School, Bachelor of Music, Moscow College of Improvised Music
Performance Experience: Daily live performance in Atlanta Metropolitan area and online, worked with GA State University, Atlanta Opera, music director for The New Opera of Atlanta and Winters Chapel UMC, staff organist at the Strand Theatre
Teaching Experience: 30 years of private teaching experience, many students National competition winners, many in college with substantial or complete music scholarships, many active music teachers and performers
Teaching Philosphy: I love teaching kids and adults, I have over 30 books I have written for and about teaching piano, theory, technique , composition and improvisation, and my students love me and stay with me for many years, often becoming colleagues. Music is an essential part of life, and being able to play piano is a great gift and a wonderful training tool. I come from rich Russian Moscow Conservatory tradition and I also play jazz and just about any kind of music daily. And we always have fun!

Get to know Misha Stefanuk

Mr Stefanuk is a prolific jazz and classical pianist, organist and composer with over a hundred TV credits, ranging from Good Morning America to One Life to LIve. Misha has also authored five best-selling music books, and performs locally on a nightly basis while also maintaining large teaching studio.

     Misha's fun and easy personality lead his piano studio thrive since 1986, when he first started teaching in his native Moscow. His teaching philosophy is based on the classical European approach to piano teaching. He also teaches his students how to play contemporary and popular music, how to compose and improvise, and how to better understand the history and technology of music. This adds to the success of his students in learning music: from beginners to advanced professionals who perform across the Atlanta Metropolitan area and study in many prestigious music schools all over US, many with significant or full music scholarships.

     Misha's students include numerous first-place winners for the Georgia Reflections Composition Competition, Chopin's Young Artist Competition and Duguesne Young Artist Competition, and a finalist in NAACP ACT-SO competition. Mr. Stefanuk is also an experienced adjudicator, having judged the Chopin Young Artist Piano Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs and various local auditions.

      Misha's deep understanding of many styles of music from Jazz and Classical to Sacred, together with his ability to play just about anything made him a popular pianist and organist in Atlanta, leading to his positions as choir accompanist at Glenn Memorial UMC and music director at WCUMC, as well as successful music teacher, active jazz pianist and leader of Misha Stefanuk Group.

     Misha published over 25 books on music and piano. Five of them ended on best-sellers list, with 100 Easy Piano Classics reaching nr.1 over the entire sheetmusicplus.com,  Jazz Piano Chords being Mel Bay Publications nr.1 best-seller for 12 years. He also wrote music for over a hundred TV shows, including music used on One Life To Live and All My Children on ABC; Chris Isaak Show on Showtime; Passions on NBC; and First Monday on CBS. His music was also featured on Good Morning America on ABC, and he was featured as on-screen organist on Constantine on NBC.

     Misha graduated from Boston University with Master of Music in Music Education, and he holds three undergraduate degrees- Belmont University in Music Composition, Moscow Conservatory School in Music Theory and Moscow College of Improvised Music in Improvisation and Group Leadership. He won Stereotypes and Nations Composition Competition in Krakow, Poland; Concerto Aria Composition Competition at Belmont University, Nashville, TN; Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Moscow, ID, named Outstanding Piano Player: and Best Arrangement by sheetmusicplus.com.


     Many of Misha's students have had learning issues, and he has discovered how to create a sensitive, friendly and creative atmosphere in which his students gain confidence, skill, and knowledge so much needed in their life even outside the piano studio.

Misha Stefanuk teaches at:
1255 Johnson Ferry Rd Suite 9
Marietta, GA 30068
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