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Matova Music School

Champaign-Urbana-Savoy, IL  

Matova Music Studios
   Champaign-Urbana-Savoy area IL

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In person, virtual in person, and group lessons

Piano lessons, music theory/ear training, fundamentals of conducting, score reading, music appreciaion, history of music classes, general musicianship, and choir groups are the subject of Matova Music School's work. 

The school's teaching method is grounded in research on brain and kinesthetic connection for enjoyable mindful injury-free piano performing and conducting, integrating the healing properties of music and new advanced methods of learning to stimulate creativity. The school accepts students of all ages in Champaign-Urbana-Savoy metro-area, IL. Lessons are uniquely tailored for each specific student, for their needs and best advancement. 

                                              "UNIQUE LESSONS FOR THE UNIQUE YOU"

            OFFICE location:

Church Street Square Professional Building

206 N Randolph St, 

Suite 2 (lower level)

Champaign, IL 61820


Piano for leisure--Take the stress out of learning with easy pace piano lessons for beginner adults; tailored individually for each student, with a bonus: guided practice/self-study for your best experience.

Pactical music theory in a nutshell- April; May; June (4 weeks, 12 sessions) for incoming UIUC undergrad students, for transfer students, for students with deficiencies, for everyone interested to lear theory fast. 

Musical Magic- intro to music for children 5-6 years old. Offered in June only. Private, or small group (2-3 students) only. Children learn songs, rhythms, how to listen to music, learn the notes and piano geography, will play by ear and with music. For more info contact the school.

 PIANO EXPRESS-DOUBLE SUCCESS  --June, intensive 5 weeks class, 12 sessions, open for sign-up now. Starts on September 3rd.

Accelerated music theory for beginners, Mon/Wed/Fri 2 pm 

                                  Skype/In person meeting. For details: playpiano747@gmail.com

Rhythn King- for students already playing the piano. Email playpiano747@gmail.com for info.


NEW: MUSIC/ART cognitive boost for 65+ Focused on boosting brain/memory/communication and improving symptoms of age related arthritis/hands stiffness, memory fog, regaining arms/hands movement/flexibility/strength after stroke, injuries, or accidents. The class offers variety of music, reading and art activities to boost and rewire the brain, that are tailored to the needs of each student. Once or twice weekly.


PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS for ALL AGES- face to face, or online lessons option

PRIVATE MUSIC THEORY/EAR TRAINING LESSONS- for beginners & anyone in need to improve

PIANO for CHORAL CONDUCTORS-- designed to develop fast your technique skills, sight-reading work on piano, choral, and orchestral scores.

 PIANO EXPRESS DOUBLE SUCCESS--A course for serious learners! Learn in triple speed, improve your technique. For beginners, students who need a correction of their technique (due to pain and tension),or need fast improving. Focus on freedom of movement, organic body/arm/hand alignment, mindful practice methods. 6 weeks, 18 sessions course.

STARTS October 1st.

             MUSIC THEORY/EAR TRAINING CRASH COURSE ONLINE!!- Starts October 1st:  4 weeks, 20 lessons evening intensive course. Review rudiments of music, followed by practical application of music theory knowledge to sharpen aural skills and develop sophisticated utilization of recognition/producing various combinations of music elements. Brush up fast your skills for college, or fix your deficiencies!! Get prepared for ABRSM exams, or RCM exams. 

Conducting 101. Learn in a private lesson with focus exclusively on mastering your technique and injury free body/arm movements. Scores to master include choral and instrumental compositions. Piano skills at intermediate level required. 

Music appreciation: online personal sessions crafted to your specific musical intests. Learning how to listen to music and undertand style, and how to tell the difference between good and best peformers. 


NEW: Bulgarian 101: course for music scholars and researchers. Learn to read, translate, and speak Bulgarian language to support your research. Offered in person, or online.  Intensive class, 3 sessions per week. Focused on researcher's particular interests and needs. Help with translating scholarly articles.

Scholarship: Help underprivileged or military family child to study the piano. Consider donation to help raise funds for two scholarships. The studio will match 50% of all donations. A gift of music lasts forever!

Ten reasons to study with Matova Music School



2. Instructor experienced in music education with children and adults

3. Instructor holds Doctor of Musical Arts Degree (University of Illinois) 

4.  Lesson plans: personalized to your specific needs and goals

5.  Piano lessons incorporate music theory, historical information about the music you play and guidance on performance practice

6.  Variety of classes for different musical interests and tastes

7.  Flexible schedules

8. Teaching method: healthy acquisition of technique and body expression, that is grounded in the European and American traditions in piano pedagogy, and advanced theory/aural skills methods (adopted for different levels) recognized by the leading music education institutions. 

10. Lots of fun time. My advice to you: enjoy as you learn

If you :

1. Need additional help for your upcoming exam in aural skills college class

2. Want to learn piano or to have theory/ear training

3. Are motivated and goal oriented

4. Like challenges and have high standards

5. Enjoy music and want to have plenty of fun while learning

6. Want to build a repertoire of wonderful music

7. Want to push your brain cells to the limits

8. Want to surprise everyone with new skills

9. Want to learn theory/ear training for an exam or for your choir practices

... then you are my preferred type of student. Congratulations! Fill in the form on the right side of the screen. 

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