Piano teachers are a valuable part of our business and our community. This is a list of piano teachers that have attended one or more of our “Recipe Of A Good Piano” workshops as a part of their dedication to continuing education. This workshop is on the differences in piano construction and how it affects the player.
Piano Teacher List
An experienced teacher and concert pianist, Dr. Margarita Tsareva-Huber is the product of several generations of Russian classical musicians and composers and was introduced to the piano at age 5. She began teaching piano herself at age of 16. She was recognized throughout her adolescence as a “young virtuoso” in competitions she won in Kazan, Nizhniy Novgorod, Cheboksary, and Samara. This culminated in the Special Music College Competitions in Russia, where she placed first with “Best performance of Russian composers pieces”, first in “Best performance of Bach music”, and first in “Best performance of masterly compositions”.
Her study continued at the Glinka State Conservatory of Music in Gorky (now Nizhniy Novgorod), Russia, where she developed her talent in the demanding traditions of Russian classical piano as portrayed by Sergey Rachmaninov, Lev Oborin, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Emil Gilels, Yakov Flier, Sviatoslav Richter, Nikolay Petrov, Tatiana Nikolaeva among other greats. Her instructors were students of Henry Neighauz, Yakov Milstein and Alexandr Goldenveizer. Rita fulfilled the highest achievements at Glinka and matriculated as teacher, soloist and concertmaster (known here as an accompanist).
Afterward, Rita completed two-years of post-graduate work and continued piano instruction at the Special Music School. Competitions in later years provided her with six additional concertmaster bests and many, many awards for her students. She also performed extensively with her students in a variety live cultural events and on radio and television in Russia.
Rita moved to northern Idaho/Washington in 2001 and has since been featured in a variety of performances for the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Lake City Playhouse productions, Coeur d’ Alene Opera and Spokane Opera shows, KPBX “Piano Bench” programs as well as special recitals and local music festivals, and as an accompaniment for young artists in various district, regional and national competitions.
Dr. Tsareva-Huber resides with her family in beautiful Liberty Lake, WA, where she maintains her piano studio. She has excellent results teaching younger children, teenagers and adults. She is also a faculty member of Holy Names Music Center (HNMC) in Spokane, WA.
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