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  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

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Critics Say

"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 (

Students Say


"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." 

        Ryan Dahn

"You are the best piano teacher I can imagine and I felt very lucky that I had chance to learn piano from you." 

        Yiwen Zhou

"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."

        Jun Zhong 



2022, Lauren McGough, 1st, Mozart With a View Competition, Amateur

2022, Jeremy Burroghs, HM, Mozart With a View Competition, Amateur

2022, Anya Shi, Best Mozart Performance Competition

2021, Laura Sieh, 2nd, Bach With a View Competition, Collegiate


2020, Jeremy Burroughs, HM, ISMTA Competition, Collegiate

2020, Harry Yu, HM, ISMTA Competition, Junior

2020, Harry Yu, 3rd, Rising Talents of the World Competition

2020, Harry Yu, 1st prize, Roberta Savler Piano Competition

2020, Baron Cao, University of Chicago Concerto Competition

2020, Anya Shi, Leon Chen, Corona Chen, Gold, Sonata-Sonatina Festivals

2019, Julian Stuart-Burns, Honorable Mention, ISMTA competition, Collegiate 

2019, Harry Wu and Jerry Wu, Gold Medals, NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival

2017, Kirk Swanson, 2nd place, ISMTA competition, Collegiate Division

2014, Isaak Friend and Sun Woo Park, University of Chicago Concerto Competition

2015, Una Stroda,  Best Chopin Mazurka, Seattle International Piano Competition

2014, Elaine Yao,1st place, ISMTA competition, Collegiate Division

2014, Phil Taylor, University of Chicago Concerto Competition


2013, Sarah Prescott, 2nd place, ISMTA competition,  Collegiate Division


2012, Paul Wang, Second Prize,  Chicago Amateur Piano Competition  


2012, Alice Chen, Farwell Award, Musicians Club of Women


2012, Paul Wang and Nathan Harris, University of Chicago Concerto Competition


2011, Nathan Harris, Honorable Mention,  MTNA competition, Collegiate Division

2010, Paul Wang, 2nd Prize, Best  Romantic Piece, Chicago Amateur Piano Competition  

2010, Alice Chen, University of Chicago Concerto Competition

2008, An Qi, 2nd place, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

2008, An Qi, University of Chicago Concerto Competition


Guest Artist Teaching

2020                 Piano Sicily International Festival, Italy

2018                 Terre d’Arezzo Piano Festival, Italy

2016                 Peking University, Beijing, China

2011                 Beijing Conservatory Highschool for the Arts, Beijing, China

2010                 Musical Bridges Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia




(selected international competitions)

2022                  Singapore International Piano Competition

2022                  Odin International Music Competition

2022                  US New Star Music Etude Competition

2021                  Universal Stars Music Competition

2021                  International New Star Piano Competition

2020, 21, 22     The American Prize

2020                 Sicily International Piano Competition

2019                 Berliner International Piano Competition

2015                 George Gershwin International Competition, NY

2012                 Taiwan-Asia Piano Open Competition, Taiwan

2010 ,2012       Chicago Amateur Piano Competition

2009                 Konkurs Pianistyczny im. Ludwika Stafanskiego (L. Stefanski                             International Piano Competition), Poland