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BIOGRAPHIE

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Maria Kaushansky est une pianiste et enseignante de piano basée à New York. Elle est diplômée au baccalauréat en musique et pédagogie de l’Université de Toronto où elle a étudié avec Dr. Boris Lysenko (ancien chef du département du piano du Conservatoire de St. Petersburg). Elle détient aussi un Diplôme ARCT en interprétation du piano de Royal Conservatory of Music à Toronto. 


Maria a participé aux festivals de musique de chambre parmis les plus prestigieux en europe, y compris le Festival International de Musique de Casalmaggiore (Italie), le Festival International de Musique de Schlern (Italie) et le Festival de Musique de Chambre de Alpen Kammer (Autriche). En plus de jouer de la musique classique, Maria joue aussi de la musique jazz et elle a participé aux festivals de jazz au Centre de Jazz de Vermont (États-Unis), le festival de Domaine Forget (Québec), le festival de l’Académie de Orford (Québec), et le programme de Berklee Jazz Clinics à Pérouse en Italie. Parmi les musiciens de jazz avec qui Maria a joué sont: Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, David Ambrosio, Mark Sherman et Mark Walker.


Depuis l’année 2006 Maria travaille comme une pianiste accompagnateur de danse classique. Elle a travaillé au Ballet national du Canada, le programme d’été de l’Académie de Ballet du Bolchoï, le concours Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), et les départements de danse de l’Université York et collège de George Brown. 


Maria a plus de 15 ans d'expérience dans l'enseignement de piano. Elle offre des cours de la musique classique, l'improvisation, jazz, pop et la composition/songwriting. 

Commentaires

"We have worked with Maria for one year now and in that time I have watched my daughters (15yrs and 12yrs) become more and more passionate about playing the piano. They have learnt to listen to the music and play intuitively. Maria had been instrumental in developing their skills and has a flexible way of teaching that suits my girls." - Alison

"Highly recommend Maria; my daughter (6 yrs old) has been taking lessons with Maria and developed great interest in music, loves her classes!" - Elena

"Maria started teaching my daughter when she was 4 years old and in the past 2 years my daughter has developed a love for piano and music in general! Maria has a way with kids, not only do they love her but they also end up being engaged and motivated in class! I highly recommend her!" - Mira

"Having played piano very young and always regretted to have stopped at the age of 16, I was delighted to see our daughter's interest to learn how to play for a couple of years. She finally started to learn at the age of 6 years old. Maria is such a nurturing teacher, always findings ways to keep the attention, making learning fun and integrating singing and other "new age" techniques I wish were used 30 years ago! Within 6 months, our child was able to play songs, and practice regularly while looking forward to the next lesson with Maria - could not have asked for more! Sylvain

"My brother and I--he is 81 and I'm 77-- have been taking piano lessons from Maria Kaushansky for 10 months. We both have had fairly extensive musical backgrounds, but have never had lessons from someone who teaches with such joy, patience, humor, and exceptional musicality, as Maria does. We feel lucky." - Nancy 

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