Irina Yakub

Teaching Approach:
I offer individual private piano lessons for all ages and levels. Each lesson is customized to meet the student’s unique needs. My studio is located in Amherst, just one mile from the center of the town. I have been teaching classical piano for over 30 years. My teaching method is based on the traditional Russian and European approaches, and enhanced by modern developments in piano pedagogy. I pay special attention to the delicate work with young children – balancing work and serious effort with fun and games. Working with teenagers and adults, I try to make each lesson meaningful. My highest priority is to enable the student to take away from the lesson some practical skill that can be used to build on previous experience. I hold two student concerts each year.

Irina Yakub received her early musical training in L’viv (Western Ukraine). She graduated summa cum laude from L’viv State Music College with a Diploma in Music Theory and Piano Pedagogy. Mrs. Yakub received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities, and Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mrs. Yakub is currently a Choir Director and piano accompanist at the Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA.

Irina Yakub
70 Columbia Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
website: Piano Lessons with Irina Yakub