"I strongly believe that the ultimate goal of a teacher is to make the student a self-sufficient, expressive and educated musician. More than one aspect of musical development should be addressed and these aspects vary from one student to the other depending on their artistic and technical levels. When a student leaves my studio, I want there to be no confusion about what they need to practice, and how they need to practice it. Solving technical and musical problems should occur as much in the practice room as it does in the private studio.

Since pianists come in all shapes and sizes, it is very important to know how to teach people of various sizes. For example, a pianist with very small hands might use different fingerings than a pianist with very large hands. Since pianists have a high rate of injuries, this is not a matter I take lightly. Ultimately, a successful teacher is committed to the process of helping the student become a creative artist, an educated musician and a confident performer."

Gifted Pre-College Students throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas

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  • Students of all ages and levels!
  • Professional Pianists / College Students!
  • Gifted Pre-College Students throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas!

Contact Details

  Person Dr. Zisk
  City Ridgefield , CT
  Zip Code 06877

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Dr. Zisk

Called “a real musician, hearing the music as a whole conception and putting her part of it in absolute harmony and balance” by Canada’s Hamilton Spectator, and praised for her ability to “draw in the attention of the audience” by the New York Concert Review, Dr. Zisk has performed throughout Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada and the U.S. as concerto soloist, chamber musician, and in solo recitals.

Dr. Zisk has served on the piano faculty of Manhattan School of Music (NYC), Hartwick Summer Music Festival & Institute (Oneonta, NY), International School for Musical Arts (Canada), and Tchaikovsky Summer School (Cambridge, MA), where she became the Program Director in 2006. She has also collaborated with the Boys Choir of Harlem, Inc., Songs of Solomon Academy for the Arts, Christine Jowers’ “Moving Arts Projects”, Tchaikovsky Music Society, and The New Stage Theater.

Galina Zisk holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music Degrees in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Zisk is the Founder and Artistic Director of “SoNo Chamber Music Series." She currently resides in Ridgefield, CT.

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