Dr. 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. 

  • Sheridan Music Studio, Fine Arts Building #908 (410 S. Michigan, Chicago)

  • Home Studio, North Shore Suburbs

  • Online via Zoom, Facetime or Skype


From Spring Concerts


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 Medals, CAMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival

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

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


From Students


"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 


"Svetlana has been teaching my daughter piano for over 4 years, and I couldn’t be happier with her instruction. She knows how to engage kids, and her lessons are always fun. Svetlana arranges for her students to perform at various concerts and competitions which is a good way for kids to build self-confidence and get a sense of achievement. Not only did my daughter make a good progress, but she also learned to love and appreciate music. She is always looking forward to her lessons, and we feel so lucky to have found such an experienced and caring teacher."