Yana was born in the Ukraine near Kiev and started playing piano at the age of six. Yana studied with the great teacher who taught the world famous Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who was also born in the same city. Yana obtained her Bachelor in Music from the V. Kosenko College of Music. Her outstanding academic performance led to a teaching post with the college in piano and theory. Yana also studied voice at the Kiev conservatory. After immigrating to Canada, Yana became very involved in Vancouver’s music community as an educator, piano performer and singer. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Yana loves to share her expertise with anyone looking for more information related to the study of music and the search for a good piano. She keeps motivation strong in her students aged 5 to 80 by her ability to adapt the curriculum to the student’s needs and interests.
Yana is fluent in English and Russian.