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We are a professional music school that is designed to give your child a comprehensive music education of the highest quality. We continue the musical traditions of the famous Russian and Western European Schools of music. We promote high standards of musicianship in our students by providing an education in various music disciplines such as private instrument instruction, music theory, music history, solfege, and choir. All of our classes are designed to supplement private instrument instruction in order to cultivate well-rounded young musicians.


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Our piano program mixes two approaches to instruction: a traditional form developed over the 20th century in Russia more...



Our approach to violin instruction consists of a mixture of two methods: traditional and Suzuki. The Suzuki method is more...



Students enrolled in our Guitar program will start their musical journey by learning the fundamentals. This includes; how to more...



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Music History/Music Theory

During our Music History/Music Theory monthly seminars students are engaged in not only understanding the theory of how a piece of music was written, but also the time and place from whence it was derived. Students are encouraged to think like…

Outstanding instructors. Lessons are a perfect balance of instruction and fun. For the second summer, my daughter has been admitted to Interlochen as a piano performance major. My son recently sang the lead role in his school musical, “Oliver.” Our experience with Lepskaya’s School of Music piano and voice instruction has been wonderful.‎

Amy Carbone
Amy Carbonemother of Alita and Chris Carbone who have been students of Yevgeniya Lepskaya since 2002

We consider ourselves lucky to find a great music school such as Lepskaya’s School of Music. Our guitar instructor, Chris Dziedzic, is a great teacher and our son has progressed beyond our expectations. Chris Dziedzic has so much patience and has really customized the lessons to fit our son’s needs. Our son even practices!!!

DeAnne Glomski
DeAnne Glomskimom of Billy Glomski, who has been a student of Chris Dziedzic for 2 years

Jane has been my piano teacher for 3 Ѕ years. I started playing piano in first grade when I was seven years old. I am now almost 11 years old and I am going into 5th grade.
Jane has taught me so much in these 3 Ѕ years. When I am nervous during recitals, all I have to do is look at Jane, because she is always smiling. Jane makes me very confident especially when I am nervous. I am very lucky to have a piano teacher like Jane.
Piano is something I will enjoy for the rest of my life thanks to Jane. Every year I am inspired by Jane to keep playing more and more piano.

Carolina Garibay
Carolina Garibayhas been a student of Yevgeniya (Jane) Lepskaya since 2006

My daughter Hanna, who is now 10, had a desire to play piano since the age of 4. When she turned 5, I found a teacher for her in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the experience with the teacher ended up turning her off of piano for 3 years!!

When Hanna turned 8, she started voicing a renewed interest in playing piano. This time I did my research. Hanna and I met with Yevgeniya (Jane) Lepskaya at the Lepskaya’s School of Music, and walked away from our meeting feeling comfortable and excited to start lessons again.

Hanna started piano lessons with Ms.Takako whose personality and calmness turned out to be PERFECT for my daughter’s individuality and learning style. Ms. Takako’s patience, soft demeanor, yet meticulous teaching style are just what Hanna needed to thrive with playing piano. Hanna absolutely LOVES playing and will practice on her own without any reminding or pressuring from me. I owe Ms.Yevgeniya (Jane) Lepskaya and Ms.Takako Hironaka my sincere and deepest gratitude for helping foster my daughter’s love of music and piano.”

Heather Roppel
Heather Roppelmother of Hanna Roppel, student of Takako Hironaka since 2009

My two kids started going to Yevgeniya Lepskaya’s School of Music in September of 2009. After taking piano lessons with Yevgeniya (Jane) Lepskaya for the past 9 months, both my husband and I feel blessed and fortunate to have Ms. Lepskaya as a piano teacher for our two children. Yevgeniya’s best qualities, we believe, are her great professionalism and integrity.
Ms. Lepskaya teaches the kids not only music in depth but also love for the music in general. In addition, Ms. Lepskaya introduces the students to the methods on how to improve their playing in a really fun way. My kids are becoming more enthusiastic about learning piano every day and they are always looking forward to their lessons with Ms. Lepskaya.

Paraskevi and Emmanuel Loutrianakis
Paraskevi and Emmanuel Loutrianakisparents of Georgia and Vasilios Loutrianakis, who have been the students of Yevgeniya (Jane) Lepskaya since September of 2009

Irina Zinevich has been teaching my six-year old son violin for the past year and a half.
Ms. Zinevich has been incredibly patient and supportive towards him. Having a little one in a 45 minute lesson could be hard on anyone. Irina is very creative in her teaching methods. She works hard to make each lesson enjoyable for my son. As a result of Ms. Zinevich’ efforts, my son wants to keep trying. Thanks to Irina, my son loves music and understands how important it is to practice.

Valeri Von Staats
Valeri Von Staatsmother of William Von Staats who has been the student of Irina Zinevich since 2008

Our daughter, Emma, has been a student of Yevgeniya Lepskaya School of Music for 2 years.
We could not be more pleased with Jane, who happens to be the owner and piano instructor. She is truly passionate about music and teaching.
Emma has learned so much in the short time that she has been a student of Jane’s.
The reason is that Emma loves spending time with her. She demands a lot from her students, but has created an environment where children want to be. Just recently, our daughter took part in one of the school’s piano recitals.
Jane started the recital with a brief introduction and referred to her students as “all of my children”.
It was a wonderful comment that was appreciated by all of her students and the parents.

Thank you Jane for being a wonderful teacher.

Brian and Meredith Larsen
Brian and Meredith Larsen

My daughter, Carolina (11), has been studying piano with Jane since 1st grade. Jane not only shares her extensive knowledge and technical expertise, but also her love of music, explaining the history and feeling behind the musical pieces. Over the past 4 years, Jane and Carolina have formed a special bond. Jane is patient and respectful of her specific mood or ability level on a given day, asking questions and listening. Jane challenges Carolina to go beyond what she thinks she can accomplish and encourages her to work hard. At the same time, she also has an excellent sense of when to push and when to pull back. My daughter has also taken lessons from Takako, who always seems to help her through rough patches in a piece. The recitals and occasional competitions have resulted in a sense of accomplishment, greater confidence in her abilities and grace under pressure. Carolina truly enjoys playing the piano, which is really all I could ask for. I highly recommend Jane and her staff.

Chris Garibay
Chris Garibaymom of Carolina Garibay

I am amazed at how much my daughter has learned this year! The Lepskaya’s School of Music really brings out the best in their students! My daughter was previously taking lessons at another studio where the teachers kept changing and ultimately she was constantly playing at the same basic level. We switched her out to Lepskaya’s with Lesley as her teacher. Lesley’s been a great “instrument” in improving my daughters skills. According to my daughter, Lesley helps you focus on any problems you’re having with a piece and gives you great detailed information on how to work on it. My daughter has definitely been challenged and is playing beautiful music! I’m glad we decided to give this local school a chance.

Jackie Favis
Jackie Favismother of Arielle Favis, who has been a student of Lesley Goodman since 2012

I have been playing the piano for more than ten years now at Yevgeniya Lepskaya’s School of Music. When I first started lessons at the strong suggestion of my parents I struggled with boring practice time and wanted to quit. However, with Jane’s assistance, I persevered. Jane was always encouraging during lessons and was so kind because she truly wanted the best for me. Her expertise in piano and effective teaching methods soon began to rub off on me and I began playing more difficult pieces. I found I was inspired by their sheer beauty. I would listen to Jane play and then listen online for hours on end to pieces from Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and now I could play them with my own hands, and that astounded me. After my most recent concert for the School, when I played Schubert’s Impromptu no. 4, one of the younger students approached me and smiled, saying, “You were amazing.”Seeing the joy that my music brings to others has made it more than worthwhile!

Tristan Mitchell
Tristan MitchellStudent of Jane Lepskaya since 2003