Tuning into New Creative Channels for the Changing World
What is the most in-demand workplace skill,
necessary for business professionals and leaders to master today?
Yet most of us lose it in our childhood, and need it most in our
In this high-energy program, audience members learn
four insider keys to strengthen their creativity and
leave inspired and energized.
* Available as both an inspirational
concert with message; and longer workshops.
Tips and Tricks from the
This extremely popular workshop
brings to you 38 tips and tricks created by Yelena during over 30 years of
performing and teaching experience.
You will discover:
* 19 tips on how to make your performance come to life and shine, capture your
* 19 tips on productive practice and solving physical and mental difficulties
Creative Ways to Get Your Students
How do you motivate students to practice?
Why is practice the hardest part of learning a new skill?
When and how do we teach and learn practice skills?
This insightful workshop offers an unconventional approach with a creative
twist on practicing - for all levels and ages of students and general
audiences. The concept: You only need to
practice on the days you eat!
* Available as a 30, 45 minutes, 1, 1,5 or 2 hour workshop
Russian Piano Literature as
a Reflection of the Teaching Method, and vice versa
This workshop covers the
beginning and intermediate Russian repertoire, available and published in the US,
and looks at it from the prospective of consistent building on technical and
artistic skills. It reflects the wide range of fundamentals of the Russian
method as presented in the various selected pieces, analyzed during the
workshop. The main objective of the session is to discuss how the American
teachers and students will benefit from the Russian method and literature.
* Available as a 1 hour workshop with
How to Have Well-Rounded Healthy
Learn how you can have it all: Flawless technique; Artistry; Musicianship; and
Command of your instrument. This program is beneficial for all levels of
teaching and performing, and pianists with former or current injuries.
* Available as a 1 hour, 2 hour or full day workshop
The Art of an Etude
Like a short story, an Etude
focuses on one side of a character, a technical problem of an Etude, but
explores it from any possible angle. The importance of teaching Etudes is
impossible to overestimate.
In this workshop you learn:
* how to select the Etude that best meets your student’s or your needs
* how to make the best out of it, and
* how to present it as an artistic showstopper.
* Available as a 1 hour workshop
Artistry and Technique from
When and how do we start teaching technique and artistry?
Is it too early? Or are we already late?
Those and many other questions are answered extensively in this workshop,
illustrated with selections from the early beginner’s repertoire and video
clips of young students performing.
* Available as a 1 hour or tailored to 2 hours or full day workshop
Using Nervousness to Power
After many years of suffering
from performance anxiety and stage fright, the presenter is happy to share 11
tips on how to work through it and use it to your benefit. This delightfully entertaining
and very useful workshop will change your prospective and make you want to
The workshop covers in detail
how to prepare your students for competitions, recitals, and adjudications.
This workshop applies to
general audiences to inspire and motivate to take on new challenges and overcome
the fear of failure.
* Available as a 1 hour, can be tailored to full day workshop
The New MTNA Certification
is for YOU!
Understand the certification
process navigating the “underwater rocks” step-by-step. This session provides
you tools for a successful completion of the certification requirements. Yelena
brings her signature humor to this inspiring and insightful “how-to” presentation.
* Available as a 1 hour or tailored to 2 hours workshop, or individual consultation.