Start learning piano with our unique “Little Pianist” Method and achieve RCM Level 10 after 5 to 6 years of study.
Vitta Academy is the only school in Greater Vancouver, which consistently uses the Russian Piano Method. We focus on freedom and flexibility of movements – the most important foundation of playing the piano. Professional approach to every stage of learning gives very fast progress.
Our teachers know how to bring out the best in students!
Dr. Victor Shevtsov, Piano Master Classes
Victor Shevtsov, piano teacher, performer, author of Piano Method books, adjudicator, is originally from Russia, where he was educated and earned his music degrees. He studied music in the College of Music & Arts (Rostov-on-Don) and Gnessins Academy of Music (Moscow).
After graduating from the Music Academy, Victor Shevtsov combined his performing and teaching careers. His teaching positions include: Music School for children in Moscow; Institute of Music and Pedagogy; Rubin’s Academy of Music, University of Tel-Aviv. Dr. V. Shevtsov teaches in his private piano studio in Richmond, BC., gives master classes and workshops on his Piano Method. He is also the President of Richmond Music Festival and Vice-president of Canadian Music Competition.
Dr. Tanya Shevtsova, Piano Master Classes.
Dr. Tanya Shevtsova, concert pianist, piano teacher, composer. was born in Moscow and began her music studies in the famous Music School for talented children affiliated with the Moscow Conservatory. She later continued her education in the Gnessins Academy of Music in Moscow.
Dr. Tanya Shevtsova taught in: Music School for children in Moscow, Institute of Music and Pedagogy, Rostov on Don Rubin’s Academy of Music, University of Tel-Aviv. From 1994 Dr. Tanya Shevtsova teaches in her private piano studio in Richmond and also dedicates her time to composing music for children. Tanya is the President of the Canadian Music Competition.
Carly Sigurdson, B. Mus., M. Mus., Piano instructor, all levels.
Carly was born and raised in Vancouver, BC where she began taking piano lessons at the age of 8. She received her Bachelor of Music at the University of Victoria, and a Master of Music from Texas Tech University.
Carly has always possessed a strong passion for teaching music. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she has taught piano to children, youth, and adults. Carly believes in providing students with a high quality of musical education while promoting the enjoyment of music.
Carly is very passionate about the Russian method for teaching piano. She has devoted the last couple of years studying, researching and using this method with her students.
Linda Yeh, ABRSM Diploma, Piano instructor, Junior and Intermediate level.
Ms. Linda was the owner and Music Director of a very successful Children’s Music School in Taiwan for more than 17 years. For the last 8 years Linda Yeh has been living with her family in Richmond, Canada where she continued to teach piano in her private studio.
Linda took a special course of Russian Piano Method created by Dr. V. Shevtsov and has been attending his master classes for many years. Ms. Linda Yeh is an excellent specialist in teaching beginners and a great enthusiast of Russian way of teaching children. She is fond of teaching children and unique talent to communicate with them.
Tetyana Ribnitska, B. Mus., M. Mus., Piano instructor, all levels.
Tetyana has been a concert pianist and teacher for 36 years. She was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine. Since establishing herself in Canada, she has taught at UNBC, the Prince George Conservatory of Music and was principle pianist with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. Some of her students have performed with symphony orchestras at a young age.
Her students progress faster than average because of a unique teaching philosophy, which includes students performing piano duets, trios, concertos and chamber music. This improves a pianist’s ability to listen objectively to themselves and to other musicians.
Yu-Ting Stevia Gong, Art.Dip (2012), M.Mus (2010), B.F.A in Music (2006).
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Gong holds both Master of Music and Artist Diploma in McGill University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in National Taiwan Normal University. She is the both the member of Chinese Music Teachers’ Association of Canada and Golden Key International Honour Society (Chapter at McGill University), which is offered only to students recognized to be among the top 15% of their class by GPA. Yu-Ting was trained at the most prestigious Teacher’s College in Taiwan and was working in middle schools and high schools before she came to Canada. Therefore, she developed not only a professional approach toward students and parents, but also has accumulated lots of experiences for student’s individual need. Her method combines the Russian School Piano Pedagogy and French Classic in Montreal, focusing on score-reading and accurate position for playing piano. She also believes that the music should have an artistic image: the meaning that related to the life, not just a repetition of lots of notes and busy hand movements.