Sterling, VA Piano Teachers

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Last Name  Chamasyan
First Name  Marina
Address you as Mrs.
Street Address 5 Cheval Court
City Sterling
State  VA
Zip Code 20164
Phone 571-426-1995
E mail
Instruments taught  piano, theory, music history
Education  Doctor of Musical Arts, The Catholic University of Americ; Master of Music, Amsterdam Conservarory in The Netherlands and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Bachelor of Music from Yerevan Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan.
Affiliations  MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), NVMTA (Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association), Wolf Trap Performing Arts
Activities Services  Performer, Teacher, Chamber Musician
Additional Info Specialties  Armenian born pianist Marina Chamasyan is a winner of national and international competitions including the First National Piano Competition in Armenia, Marjorie Conrad Duo Competition, The Catholic University of America Concerto Competition, and the winner of the Ravel Prize at Ibla Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy. These achievements led to solo and chamber music performances across the US and Europe, and solo appearance with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra in Khachaturian Concerto Hall in Yerevan, Armenia.
Marina received her undergraduate degree in Yerevan Conservatory. She continued her graduate studies in the United States where she earned an Artist Diploma and a masters degree. In 2005 Marina went to Amsterdam Conservatory where she did extensive research in Beethoven's late piano music. In 2007 she earned her second masters degree from Amsterdam Conservatory. Her teachers include Nina Avakova, Anahit Bodganian, Uriel Tsachor, Willem Brons and Ivo Kaltchev.  Marina is a recipient of a fellowship grant from Gilmore Music Festival and Performing Arts fellowship from Armenian General Benevolent Union. She also studied with Claude Frank, Vikor Merzhanov, André Watts, Vladimir Tropp and Boris Berman. Marina actively collaborates with sisters Monika and Arminé. During the 2009 season, Marina and Monika made their Carnegie Weill Hall debut performing works by Armenian composers.
Marina taught at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands where she collaborated with Johan van der Linden, soprano saxophonist of Aurelia quartet. Together they commissioned works by living Dutch composers and performed numerous recitals and festivals across the Netherlands. Her Amsterdam solo recital at Cristofori was broadcast on the National Radio 4 Classik in the Netherlands.
In the 2011 and 2012 season Marina was engaged to accompany the Air Force Chamber Music Series and presented recitals in venues across Northern Virginia and Washington DC. In the summer of 2012 Marina performed with the National Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Rosenberg. Marina performed Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals at the National Music Festival with a narration by distinguished NPR personality - Liane Hanson.  From 2009 through 2012, Marina was invited to performed for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) "Meet the Artist" series for communities in Northern Virginia.  Since 2009, Marina has been teaching at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Virginia where she resides.
Available as Performer Yes
Available as Accompanist Yes


Last Name  Love
First Name  Shandra
Address you as  Ms.
Street Address  21753 Regents Park Circle
City   Sterling
State  VA
Zip Code  20166
Phone  571-405-9670
E mail
Instruments taught  flute and piano
Education  BA in Flute Performance from UCLA, MM in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from GMU
Affiliations  Music Teachers National Assoc., Northern Virginia Music Teachers Assoc. (NVMTA), American College of Musicians, National Guild of Piano Teachers, Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship, NFA
Activities/Services  I travel to students homes.  Accompany flute, strings, and brass instruments on occassion
Additional Info/Specialties  I also teach ear training, music history, and music theory
Available as Performer  Yes
Available as Accompanist  Yes


Last Name  Manger
First Name  Arlene
Address you as  Dr.
Street Address  617 West Church Road
City  Sterling
State  VA
Zip Code  20164
Phone  703-430-7140
Fax 703-430-7140
E mail
Instruments taught  piano and music theory
Education  Bachelor of Music Degree, piano performance, Univ. of Maryland;  Master of Music Degree; Doctorate of Musical Arts, piano pedagogy, Catholic Univ.
Affiliations  MTNA, NFMC, NGPT
Activities/Services  recitals, festivals, guild auditions and computer lab
Additional Info/Specialties  teaches all levels and ages;  30 years teaching experience
Available as Performer  Yes
Available as Accompanist  Yes


Last Name   Marcinko
First Name   Judith
Address you as  Mrs.
Street Address  46743 Abington Ter.
City    Potomac Falls
State   VA
Zip Code   20165
Phone  571-375-2653
E mail
Instruments taught   Piano
Education  Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Affiliations   Music Teachers' National Assoc., Northern Virginia Music Teachers' Assoc. (NVMTA), Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity,     
Activities/Services   Recitals, National Guild Auditions     
Additional Info/Specialties   20+ years teaching group and private lessons.  Professional performer and accompanist on piano and organ.  Organist/ Pianist for St. Philip the Apostle Church.
Available as Performer    Yes
Available as Accompanist    Yes


Last Name  Reck
First Name  Sharon
Address you as  Mrs.
Street Address  57 Whittingham Circle
City  Sterling
State  VA
Zip Code  20165
Phone  703-430-3486
E mail
Instruments taught  Piano
Education  BM in Piano Performance, James Madison University
Affiliations National Guild of Piano Teachers, Chairman of Sterling/Herndon Center
Activities/Services  Two Recitals, Nordstrom Holiday Performances, Ensemble Festival
Additional Info/Specialties
Available as Performer  No
Available as Accompanist  Yes


See also Lydia Kriso

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