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Masterclasses Taught

2020, PianoLeague (Virtual)

2020, Carthage University

2020, Sicily International Piano Festival

2019, Wesleyan Music Teachers Association

2019, Illinois Wesleyan University

2019, Texas State University

2019, University of Southern Mississippi

2018, Terre D’Arezzo Piano Festival

2018, Music Institute of Chicago

2016, Kalamazoo College

2015, Eastern Michigan University

2015, University of Notre Dame

2015, Hunter College

2014, Ball State University School of Music

2014, Wheaton College

2014, Rutgers University

2013, University of Arkansas

2012, University of Southern Mississippi

2009, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

2009,  Norwest Suburban MTA, Park Ridge, Illinois

2009, Carldinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2008, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois             

2007, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

2005, Brooklyn Conservatory, New York


"Dear Professor Belsky, My name is Ilia Radoslavov and I was one of the judges for the ISMTA/MTNA competition that took place last weekend on the Northeastern Illinois University campus. I had the pleasure to hear both of your students, Benjamin and Sarah, and would like to let you know how impressed I was with their artistic maturity and great sensitivity. It is always a joyful experience when one comes across wonderful talent."

       Dr. Ilia Radoslavov, Assistant Professor of Piano, Illinois Wesleyan University


"Svetlana gave one of the best classes we have had here, and we have hosted some brilliant pianists and pedagogues over the years. The students responded superbly to her instruction and personality. She has a keen intellect and wit. A sure sign of a guest's impression is the fact that students and faculty are still discussing her pedagogical insights and visit several days after she was here."

       Dr. Robert Palmer, Chair, Piano Department, Ball State University


"We also enjoyed your insightful and witty master class, in which you addressed both the performers and the audience. In addition to the strong musical points you were making, I really appreciated your engaging and encouraging yet persistent approach. The performers responded well to you and we could hear the differences your suggestions made."

       Dr. Karin Redekopp Edwards, Professor of Piano, Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College 


"Having class with Svetlana is a process of communicating, discussing, discovering, and enjoying. Her affinity and enthusiasm affected me greatly and her various ways of musical interpretation enlightened me a lot."

       Silin Li, Beijing Conservatory High School










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