Ms. Farida Isayeva graduated from the Music College, Music Conservatory, and State University in Russia. She has a Doctorate Degree in Music, and speaks English, Russian, Turkish, and Azeri. She has been teaching piano and music theory for all ages and all levels since 1984. Ms. Isayeva was Principal of a music school in Russia, before she moved to the US in 1998. Since then, she has continued to teach piano privately, and has taught at music academies and music conservatories throughout Northern California.
Ms. Isayeva's style of teaching is high energy and creative. She challenges her students by empowering them to achieve high standards. Her teaching methods are geared according to each student's needs, accessing skills that come readily to increase skills that need more attention. Ms. Isyeva’s students receive a weekly lesson plan based upon long term goals and helping students experience day to day successes. Many of Ms. Isyeva’s students pursue exams with MTA, and RCM where they consistently achieve high marks. She uses a combination of lesson books and supplemental material to provide comprehensive learning. Ms. Farida encourages preparing students for a variety of performance opportunities such as recitals, competitions, and festivals.