ADMINISTRATION and FACULTY

Alexandra Suhoy

Piano, Ensemble, Music Theory, Computer Music. School Director. M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. B.M., Gnesin’s College in Moscow: Gnesin College-Alexandra. Further professional studies at Tchaikovsky National Music Conservatory in Kiev, Glier’s Music College, and Towson University. Winner of All-Union Chamber Ensemble Competition (1st prize, USSR,1988); All-Union Soviet Composers Competition (Moscow,1987); Music Theory Competition (Moscow, 1987); Finalist of Haddonfield Symphony International Competition (NJ, 1994); Radio Premier of "San Antonio" on National Public Radio (1995). Numerous solo and chamber performances in Russia, Ukraine, Europe, and USA. Faculty member of Baltimore Music School (currently Janna Friedman Music School) since 1995, Baltimore Hebrew University (1993-2000), and New Shiloh School of Music under Morgan State U-ty (1995-1998). Studied with professors A.Nasedkin, J.Martin, R.Reyes, L.Ogrinchuk, M.Telenchak, A.Snegirev, A.Muravsky. Alexandra’s students won top awards in Music-Fest Rising Talents and American Fine Arts Festival competitions in Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble categories, and performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022), Merkin Concert Hall in NY (2013), Academy of Music at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA (2017), and Italian Academy Teatro at Columbia U-ty (2019).

Publications: Numerous instrumental compositions, vocal, piano, ensemble, and orchestra arrangements. Published Music Book: "23 POPULAR PIANO DUETS and TRIOS" (2013). In collaboration with songwriter Yelena Feldman, released two Record Albums: "Some Day" and "Cup of Tea" (2003, 2011).

Elvira Ostrovska

Piano, Piano Ensemble. M.S. Kiev Institute of Microbiology, Kiev Music School, graduated with Honors in 1977. Piano Ensemble performer at the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (1981- 1984). Won the Best Music Performance titles at the Music competitions among Kiev Universities as part of the piano ensemble (1983, 1984). Provided private piano lessons to children and adults. Piano teacher at Harmony Music School and J. Friedman Music School. Elvira’s students won Music-Fest Rising Talents International competition in Piano Solo category and were invited to perform at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York (2022). HMS Award Recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Piano Teaching (2022).

Yelena Feldman

Piano, Piano Ensemble. B.S.,Kiev Civil Engineering Institute, Kiev Music School. Recorded more than 40 songs and instrumental compositions. In collaboration with Alexandra Suhoy, released two Record Albums:"Some Day" and "Cup of Tea" (2003, 2011). Provides private piano lessons to children and adults. Worked at Gan Yeladim Preschool, Baltimore Hebrew University, and Towson University. Yelena’s students won Music-Fest Rising Talents competitions in Piano Solo and Piano Ensemble categories and were selected to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Manhattan School of Music, National Opera America Center, and DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York (2016, 2020, 2022). JFMS Award Recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Piano Teaching (2016, 2022).

Valentina Morozov

Violin, Viola, Piano, Music Theory, Russian Language. M.M. Music Conservatory and University of Tumen’, B.A.University of Astrachan’. Violin and Piano teacher and performer since 1976 in Russia, Israel, Canada, and United States. Instructor of Russian language & literature as well as psychology and ethics since 1989. Has more than 30 years of combined experience teaching in Russia and USA. Possesses up-to-date Russian language modifications from Russian experts and colleagues.

David Raboi

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Veena. Graduated from Moscow Studio of Indian Music 1980. Developed Guitar Manual based on 50 years of learning experience. Composed 20 songs, recorded instrumental compositions, provided private guitar lessons to various age students. Developed strong improvisation skills in Fusion music and Jazz. Played with various bands by merging different style techniques like flamenco, classical, Indian and jazz. Performed with local jazz bands as a bass guitar and acoustic guitar player. Wrote several albums, such as “9th Floor” and “Bakhchisaray”.

Margaret Yefimenko

Piano, Voice. B.A. (2013) and M.M. (2014) in Voice from National Music Academy named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (Kiev’s Conservatory). M.M. in Voice Performance (2015) from Temple University. B.M.E. from Messiah College (2018). 12 years of teaching piano, voice and general music privately and in classroom settings to students of various ages in Ukraine and United States. 16 years of stage performance with leading parts in multiple operas in Ukraine and United States. Winner of multiple Ukrainian and International Operatic competitions.

Vera Yakirevich

Piano, Ensemble, Music Theory. B.A. Moscow Pedagogical Institute. Have more than 30 years of combine experience teaching piano in Russia and USA. Love teaching students of all ages and abilities. Every lesson is carefully planned for each student short- and long-term goals. Students participated in MD state music teachers associations’ competitions and recitals (2010, 2012, 2015, 2017) and have received various awards and honors.  

Roman Gordon

Guitar, Accordion, Composition. M.A. Artistic Director of the Children Choir and chamber ensemble in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Faculty member of the Dnepropetrovsk Music College. Chair of the Composer’s Union and Director of the Ukrainian Musical Union. Author of more than 200 songs, instrumental compositions, and arrangements of folk songs. Laureate of numerous All-Union and State Youth Song Competitions.

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