Welcome! My name is Nelly Matova, but the students call me Dr. Nelly. I started studying music when I was seven years old and I haven't stopped learning since then.
After years of daily practice, lessons, performances, and education (I hold a Master of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Illinois), I have lots of knowledge to share with you.
I teach piano-- beginners to advanced level for all ages, and perform regularly as a soloist, choir conductor, accompanist, and singer. In addition I teach music theory/aural skills, score reading, sight-reading, composition and conducting.
I am proud of my students: children, teenagers, college students and adults with various professions and busy life. They all are eager to learn.
Welcome new students! I will guide you, lead you and inspire you to strongly develop your music passion. My goal is not only to teach you how to play piano and understand music, but to learn how to enjoy learning and playing music independently.
Most importantly, I will inspire you to become a music lover and music advocate for life.
Are you a busy professional who has no time to come to the studio? No problem. A lesson in your home is another option (additional charges apply to cover travel time/gas/car wear).
30 min. private piano lessons 5-7 years old students
40 min. private piano lessons children
50 min. private piano lessons adults or intermediate level children
60 min. group music theory/ear training for college, or private piano or conducting lessons adults
75 min. private piano lessons (advanced level students)
Service and consulting
choral clinics and workshops
college audition consulting