About Marina

I am a music educator with global experience. Born in Russia, I have studied in Europe (Russia, Austria, England), Canada and the United States. Fascinated by creativity, I wrote my Master’s thesis at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow on Charles Ives, his traditions and innovations. I earned my second Master’s degree from Harvard University School of Education.

I have taught private piano lessons for over 30 years and Keys-for-Kids groups for 20 years. I have also worked as music instructor and choral director at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, where students recognized me as a teacher of the year. I also taught at the Jewish Community Day School in Watertown, at a model school in Kenya and was on the national editorial board of the American Orff Association.

I always try to encourage creative expression in my students. Students describe me as someone who makes learning fun. I know that through music studies students learn more than music. They also learn about cooperation, respect, listening and teamwork.