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  Neuhaus, one of the greatest piano pedagogues of all times wrote that a teacher should be mainly concerned about raising a student; first as a person, second as an artist, third as a musician, and after that a pianist. He wrote that the real task of teachers is to nurture students not only to teach them to play the piano well but also to make them more intelligent, sensitive, honest, equitable, and steadfast...

"Worthless is the teacher who sees only the piano playing, piano technique, and has but a vague idea of music, its sense and its structure."


Raised by an artist and an award-winning athlete, Vera learned the value of discipline, knowledge, and setting high standards early on. Vera's endeavor continues to be sharing these fundamentals to help her students reach their fullest potential. Her holistic approach to teaching goes beyond scales and arpeggios as she instills self-empowerment through self-esteem and positive habits.


Vera's studio is located at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California, where the nation's preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians are held each year. Her studio has a beautifully crafted Steinway grand piano.

Please contact Vera directly for private lesson tuition rate.

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