Music Lessons in Barrie
Irina's Music Studio
Irina is a professional teacher who specializes in piano, vocal, violin and theory with an experience over 25 years. Irina provides emotional and educational needs through her creativity, motivation, and charisma. Her lessons take place in her private home studio, which includes a baby grand piano, and a comfortable waiting room. In her teaching career she has a lot of experience preparing her students for Royal Conservatory of Music practical and written examinations, and also for local and provincial competitions. Irina welcomes ages 3 years old and up, providing a 30-minute free trial lesson.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
1972-1980 Musical School, piano, Omsk, Russia
1980-1984 Musical College of V.Y.Shebalin, specialty: (Piano and Theory of Music)
1989-1994 Moscow University of Culture, specialty: (Singing-Master) and (Choir’s Conductor)
1997-Present Private Music Studio, Ontario, Canada (Piano, Keyboard, Rudiments, Singing, Violin Teacher)
2000-2010 Arcadia Academy of music (Piano, Singing, Theory Instructor)
1993-1996 Private Music Studio, Parnu, Estonia (Principal and Teacher)
1993-1996 Russian Gymnasia, Parnu, Estonia (Accompanist and Conductor Children’s Choir)
1985-1993 Elementary School, Parnu, Estonia (Music Teacher)
1987-1992 Cultural Palace, Parnu, Estonia (Accompanist and Conductor of Adult’s Choir, Singing-Master of Soloists)
1986-1992 Private music lessons, Parnu, Estonia (Piano, Singing and Theory Tutor)
1983-1984 Musical School, Omsk, Russia (Piano and Theory of Music Teacher)
KIND WORDS FROM PARENTS
"Our daughter, Martina, has been taking voice lessons with Irina since the age of three. We have been very fortunate to find a music teacher who knows how to identify and develop young talents in a very fun and caring way. Irina’s energy and enthusiasm can bring out the best in her students. We are grateful for what she has done for our daughter! She now the official singer for the maple leafs hockey game."
-James and Merj
"Irina is a wonderful teacher! She is always professional with high expectations, but is also sensitive to her students individual needs. She has brought out the best in my daughter and has helped her to excel in her vocal skills."
"After a year of begging for piano lessons by our youngest child we finally agreed on the condition that both our daughters would try and would have to complete a full year before quitting. Due to their age (6 and 12) and the displeasure voiced by our eldest, I was certain it would be a long year ahead as I remembered my own 5 years of lessons and the relief I felt when I could finally quit. It is now 7 years later since we've been taking lessons with Irina and the girls are 13 and 19!! Irina quickly connected with each of the girls, with their individual learning methods and musical abilities. Her endless energy, enthusiasm and love of music were and still are contagious. She has somehow managed to balance and make enjoyable the sometimes dreary requirements like, theory, posture, hand and finger positioning, timing and scales with the playing of classical, contemporary and pop music. She also encouraged our eldest to actually write out the music by ear for a song that she really wanted to learn while Irina found the music sheets. The experience while challenging was very rewarding when she compared how close she had come to the original score. Our eldest is now completing her grade 8 RCM, although quite challenging, as she is in her second year at York and the younger one is working on her grade 6 RCM. They would never have come this far were it not for Irina's dedication, patience and passion. We are all very pleased and blessed with the gift of music Irina has brought into our family."
-Rose Marie and Dennis Murphy