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Russian-American community center serving the Capital Region of New York State.Our goal is to introduce, celebrate and promote traditional Russian arts and culture to the community. 

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Music Lessons

Music Lessons - A Gift to last a Lifetime!

Providing a child with an instrument and music lessons is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Their quality of life will be immensely better. And, for all those adults that have had that secret desire to play an instrument, take the leap. You are never too old and you will be making an investment in your future health and well being.

music lessonsPiano Lessons
Time: 3pm - 7pm
Piano Instructor:  Sofia Maryanova
Tuition: $35/lesson
To register online click here.

Violin Lessons
Time: 3pm - 7pm
Violin Instractor: Leonid Polishchuk
Tuition: $35/lesson
To register online click here.

Sofia MaryanovaSofya Maryanova is a graduate of the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College, and Russia's Saratov State Conservatory. She specializes in piano performance, collaborative piano, and pedagogy. In the United States, Maryanova enjoys an all-encompassing career. Besides performing as a soloist, she collaborates frequently with violinist Leonid Polishchuk, her husband. She is a professor of piano at SUNY New Paltz and also teaches one-on-one lessons in her studio. She is currently serving as the organist at Bloomington Reformed Church. 


Leonid PolshchukViolinist Leonid Polishchuk  is a graduate of the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College, recieving his master's degree at The Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. He has performed with orchestras and taught at the Gnesin Music College and the Ippolitov-Ivanov College, both in Moscow. In the U.S. Leonid continues to perform, as well as teach. He coaches students of the College Youth Symphony orchestra at SUNY New Paltz and also teaches both violin and viola in his New Paltz and Schenectady studio. 

Under his guidance, several students have been accepted to the Manhattan School of Music. Some of his students in Ulster County are members of the College Youth Symphony orchestra at SUNY New Paltz and were chosen to participate in All-State Orchestra. Others have received prestigious scholarships to non-music colleges. Mr.Polishchuk plays the violin made by a member of Groblicz violin-makers (Krakow, Poland ca.1600). The trademark of the Groblicz violin is a carved dragon's head instead of a scroll.

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