Dr. Svetlana Belsky is a dedicated teacher who enjoys sharing her love of music, her rich pianistic heritage and her pedagogical expertise with a wide variety of students from all over the world.
Belsky Piano Studio
Fine Arts Building, #629 (410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago)
Home Studio, North Shore Suburbs
Online via Zoom, Facetime or Skype
Students Play Concertos
Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major
Beethoven Piano Concerto no.5 3rd movement
An Qi, Liszt Totentanz, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, January 2009
Nathan Harris plays Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1, with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Paul Wang plays Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor
An Qi, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1, University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, April 2008
"My piano playing would have developed quite differently if I had a teacher like this in my early years or in college."
Harrington, American Record Guide January/February 2022
"she makes me wish I took piano lessons with her when I was 5 instead of the old bat that made me hate it."
-Midwest Record (http://midwestrecord.com/MWR1821.html)
"First and foremost, Dr. Belsky is an excellent private teacher--one of the best I have ever had during my twenty-plus years studying classical piano. She has an encyclopedic musical knowledge of repertoire of all styles, a remarkable ability to build students' confidence, and constantly pushes her students to excel. Most importantly for non-conservatory students, she is always positive and encouraging, bringing the best out of all."
"You are the best piano teacher I can imagine and I felt very lucky that I had chance to learn piano from you."
"My kids have been with Dr. Belsky since 2015. We love her and I am so happy to have her as my kids piano teacher. She does not only teach them theory and techniques about piano but also take them to classical music world. My kids have happy time with her, and my older kid won two Gold medal rewards for sonatina competitions. That encourages my kids continue them piano journey."
2023, Anna Polkowski, 1st, Downers Grove Music Club Competition
2023, Lily Zhang, 3rd, American Protégé International Piano Competition
2022, Lily Zhang, 2nd, ISMTA Competition, Senior Division
2022, Mozart With a View, Amateur - Lauren McGough, 1st,;Jeremy Burroghs, HM
2022, Anya Shi, Best Mozart Performance Competition
2021, Laura Sieh, 2nd, Bach With a View Competition, Collegiate
ISMTA Competition, Collegiate (2020, Jeremy Burroughs, HM; 2019, Julian Stuart-Burns, HM; 2017, Kirk Swanson, 2nd; 2014, Elaine Yao,1st; 2013, Sarah Prescott, 2nd ). Junior (2020, Harry Yu, HM)
University of Chicago Concerto Competition (2020, Baron Cao; 2014, Isaak Friend and Sun Woo Park; 2014, Phil Taylor; 2012, Paul Wang and Nathan Harris; 2010, Alice Chen; 2008, An Qi)
2020, Harry Yu, 3rd, Rising Talents of the World Competition
2020, Harry Yu, 1st prize, Roberta Savler Piano Competition
2015, Una Stroda, Best Chopin Mazurka, Seattle International Piano Competition
2012, Paul Wang, Second Prize, Chicago Amateur Piano Competition
2012, Alice Chen, Farwell Award, Musicians Club of Women
2011, Nathan Harris, Honorable Mention, MTNA competition, Collegiate Division
2010, Paul Wang, 2nd Prize, Best Romantic Piece, Chicago Amateur Piano
2008, An Qi, 2nd place, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition