Joy of Piano offers private instruction for children age 5 and up in Merrimack, NH. Your child can learn to play beautiful music that brings joy to friends and family. We are now enrolling students for weekday openings.

Instructor – Tanya HrytsayTanya Hrstay

Tanya Hrytsay, born in Ukraine, developed a passion for music as a result of her parents love for music. Her influence came from when her parents performed, singing, in local city venues while she accompanied them playing the button accordion. From there, she performed as a bayan player in folk orchestras, performed as a dance accompanist, and participated in a youth outreach program. Notably, she has performed in the famous Veryovka Choir (an International touring Ukrainian folk choir and dance troop) in Kiev, Ukraine. Before her participation in the Choir, she graduated from Khmelnitsky College of Music with her focus in button accordion and piano. After, the continued to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine where she graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts, Music Performance, Pedagogy, and Conducting with focus on the button accordion and piano. This conservatory is noted for training some of the world’s greatest pianists, including Vladimir Horowitz.

Today, Tanya is a formally trained musician and instructor skilled at developing talent and musicianship in children of all ages. She has a reputation for developing an appreciation for music while developing sound fundamentals so that children can perform a song rather than simply reproduce notes. Lastly, she is experienced at teaching music literacy, technique, dynamics, phrasing, articulation, and theory; each in a way that is appropriate to a student’s age and skill level.

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