Elena holds degree Master of Music with more than 30 years of teaching experience. Her first degree in music education and performing she got from Special Secondary School of Music affiliated to Novosibirsk State Conservatory. This school is very prestige and it is well-known not only in Russia. There are outstanding world recognized performers such as Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov among alumni of this legendary school. Elena holds MM from Krasnoyarsk State Art University and Business Administration Certificate from Royal Roads University, Victoria BC.
Elena has been teaching music in her studio in Port Coquitlam since she moved to Canada in 1998. As senior violin instructor, she has taught violin and string orchestra in BC Conservatory of Music.
As a founder, principal and violin instructor of Amadeus School of Music in Port Coquitlam, Elena puts her enthusiasm and effort to create special learning atmosphere. A lot of memorable recitals and thematic concerts made special place in her work as a violin teacher and administrator. The school was created with one goal in mind is to provide top level violin instructions in traditions of classical European school.
After moving to Vancouver Island Elena continues her work in iViolin Studio as violin and string ensemble teacher.
Elena has had extensive teaching and performing experience since 1983. As second concertmaster of Novosibirsk Academic Symphony orchestra she performed in numerous philharmonic concerts.
As a principal violinist Elena played in Richmond Symphony and participated in concerts of Sooke Philharmonic Orchestras. Elena is also an active performer who can be found playing violin in recitals, schools and local churches.
Many of Elena's students are winners of BCRMTA recitals, Kiwanis Music Festival, BCCM and a few others recognizable competitions. She puts special efforts in preparation of advanced students to RCM exams where they get excellent marks. Along with individual lessons most of all Elena's students actively participate in Chamber and Strings Ensembles.