Lessons by Larissa

Lessons by Larissa Crownsville Piano Studio  Serving Anne Arundel County:
Severna Park
Glen Burnie.


About the Teacher

Playing piano has always been my passion. As a child I listened to my older cousins make music by striking piano keys and probably wondered if I could do the same.
One day, when I was 6 years old,  my mom took me to a music school, saying that I will be auditioning for a piano class. I was very excited. Anxiously I showed my "talents" of singing, clapping, and "tone guessing" before very serious judges. I was SO excited when mom told me that I was excepted into that music school!
Growing up in the former USSR was a difficult task, especially for those children, who wanted to study in their favorite discipline. I participated in so many competitions and recitals that I can’t even remember all of them any more.
I do remember though, if it was not for my first piano teacher Natalia Ivanovna Petlyuk's patience, kindness, and gentleness, I would not have become what I am today - a piano teacher.
I am blessed to be able to do what I love most - teach children and adults how to play the piano. This gift was passed on to me by Mrs.Petlyuk and I think of her fondly to this day.
                                                                                                     - Larissa O'Malley

Teacher's Credentials:
Bachelor of Music in Piano and Musicology (U.S.S.R., Kazakhstan)
Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Musicology (U.S.S.R., Kazakhstan)