Piano, Voice, and Theory Lessons in Vancouver, Richmond
Music lessons are important for a well-rounded life.
When choosing an instructor, it’s vital you take into
account experience as well as teaching style. With more
than 35 years of experience, Erika Galinskaya of the
Main Music School has taught many students who have
become professional pianists, as well as those who pursue
lessons for their enjoyment. Located in central Vancouver,
our school welcomes students of all ages and aims to
give them a great appreciation for this art.
Piano lessons are a wonderful way for both children
and adults to explore their musical ability. The piano
itself is a remarkably versatile instrument, able to
create a wide range of sounds while giving the user
unparalleled freedom in expression. There’s no doubt
that the piano is a complex instrument, but capable
music lessons can make it come alive in your hands.
Vocal lessons are a great way for you to harness the
power of your own voice. Not only will you learn how
to sing, you can also learn how to accompany yourself
with an instrument like the piano. Vocal lessons are
also a great way to improve one’s self-confidence and
improve public speaking skills.
Benefits for Children, Students and Parents
Many parents choose to give their children music lessons.
Not only has playing the piano has been shown to sharpen
awareness and improve digital dexterity and artistic
ability, it also looks great on college applications.
By learning how to play the piano, students can also
strengthen important skills in areas like management
and discipline. Theory lessons can also improve their
ability to think logically. The parents themselves can
also benefit from the fun playing the piano can bring
at social occasions. Senior students of the Main Music
school have the ability for public performance in front
of an audience
At Main Music School, Erika offers customized lessons
that suit academic, professional and personal goals.
Call us for more information or to make an appointment.
Piano and theory (rudiments) lessons for children
and adults – all styles of music such as pop
Vocal training/prep for exams & auditions
Exam preparation and instruction for Royal
Conservatory of Music curriculum (grades 1-10)
Sight reading and ear training for vocalists
Piano accompaniment training
Music arrangements and transcriptions (to paper)
from CDs, voice or instrumental
Help with writing a new or old song on paper
(prior to recording sessions)
Courses for music history and appreciation (groups
of five or six)
Event planning and organizing
Vancouver Mainland (downtown, west and east areas)
However, you don’t simply have to take our word for it.
Here are some testimonials from some of our satisfied clientele.
M. de Souza & family:
"Erika Galinskaya has been teaching piano to our children
since 2010. During this time, we have found her to be a
good teacher who works hard to provide sound education in
music to her pupils. Her specific education qualifications
include MA & BA Degrees in Music, specializing in Piano,
Theory of Music & Voice, and make her the talented and accomplished
teacher we have found her to be. She trains professional
pianists who wish to do a university major in piano, to
build a career in music.
Our children have benefitted from the lesson plans and
methods she uses to facilitate students learning the piano.
This progressively encourages them to pursue the study and
the appreciation of music through playing a musical instrument.
In her role as a teacher, Ms. Erika uses a positive attitude
and approach, which creates a stable learning environment,
so that her students are more likely to succeed. As a person,
she is very understanding and accommodating of the needs
of our children and our family.
We are happy to recommend her – for her expertise, proficiency
and patience as a piano teacher."
"It is my pleasure to write a short note about my piano
teacher, Erika Galinskaya. I have known Erika for many,
many years, but only within the last four years has she
taught me piano. Not having touched a piano since I was
a child and beginning second grade, Erika’s sensitivity
has been nothing short of amazing. She knows how much to
push me, how to motivate me and understands how to teach
a beginning senior citizen.
I would recommend her for any adult student."
Another happy customer:
"Erika has taught my three young children piano for almost
three years. They all started lessons as beginners and have
progressed beautifully under Erika's direction. Erika has
consistently been encouraging and supportive during the
weekly lessons. The songs that the children have learned
have been age appropriate and enjoyable. Erika is a professional
and reliable piano teacher, and I would not hesitate to
recommend her as an effective, hard working, and knowledgeable
Located in metro Vancouver - off Main Street and 27th
Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Friday:
4 PM - 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday:
10 AM - 2 PM & 4 PM - 9 PM
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Christmas, Easter and all