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Marina GornyAbout Marina

I am a music educator with global experience and an approach to learning that is fun for all ages. Born in Russia, I have studied in both Europe (Russia, Austria, England) and the U.S., where I earned my second Master’s degree from Harvard University.

I have been teaching private piano lessons for over 20 years and Keys-for-Kids groups for 15 years. I worked as music instructor and choral director at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord and Jewish Community Day School in Watertown. Students have described me as someone who makes learning fun. Through music, students learn a lot more than music per se: music develops social skills of cooperation, respect, listening, and encourages team work.

Nominated as Teacher of the Year by students, I taught in a model school in Kenya, was on the National editorial board of American Orff Association, and was mentioned in “Who’s Who in American Education.” Fascinated by creativity, I wrote my Master’s thesis at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow on Charles Ives, his traditions and innovations. I always try to encourage creative expression in my students.

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