She teaches by example, drawing on her excellence...

   Elena has been teaching my 2 sons music for about 3 years. She has an encouraging yet “get down to business” manor that draws the best from her students.

   She teaches by example, drawing on her excellence as an accordion player and musician making lessons fun and challenging. Elena is a great music teacher and I have come to appreciate her caring friendship as well. 

                                                                                         Traci Gresser, parent of 2 students

 

She is knowledgable, positive, energetic, and well organized.

   Elena is great! She helped me to find the right accordion. She is flexible in scheduling. She customizes the class to suit my needs. She is knowledgable, positive, energetic, and well organized. She is an excellent accordionist and she will help her students to be as well.

I'm really happy to find her. 

If you're looking for an accordion instructor in the area, search no more. Hire Elena!

                                                                                                                                     Xu Zang

We have been amazed at the progress that our two boys...

   We have been amazed at the progress that our two boys (8 and 5) have shown since starting with Ms. Elena for piano lessons.  Ms. Elena has a no-nonsense approach to teaching while still being gentle and very patient. She also mixes in music theory activities along with their piano lessons to help keep their attention.

                                                                                   Nick & Nicole Kliewer

She is kind, patient, and very encouraging.

     My 7 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Elena Fainshtein for about one year, and I am amazed at her progress during this time.
   I first met Elena when she was teaching music and playing accordion at my daughter's preschool. Elena is an outstanding musician, and she inspires her students to love music as much as she does. She is kind, patient, and very encouraging.

   She helps her students choose music that is both challenging and fun. As her students perform at recitals, you can see the joy in her eyes. She is truly a gifted teacher and musician.   
                                                                                    Robyn Zudekoff 

 

Elena makes difficult concepts easy to grasp

   Music theory is, by definition, a cerebral discipline. But Elena understands that people, regardless of their age, are more than just intellectual beings.

   Her holistic approach to teaching music theory engages the entire person. By incorporating students’ hands, bodies, emotions, and senses into the learning process, Elena makes difficult concepts easy to grasp and remember.

As an adult student, I have benefited greatly from the wisdom of her technique. 

                 Tricia Greene, Accordion Student

Under Elena's Instruction I have improved much faster than I ever imagined!