Elina Segedenko is an artist of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2015 she is a drum teacher at “Montessori Center”. As part of the National Orchestra, she played dozens of concerts in Ukraine and Kyiv during the All-Ukrainian tour of the legendary rock opera “Notre Dame de Paris”. Elina had a tour not only in Ukraine but also in many other European countries. For our students, it is great luck to learn and from a performer who knows what it means to be a real musician! All students of Elina regularly perform on the stage, smoothing their live-performance-skills. The teacher is always there, and she inspires her pupils to participate in different concert activities! Elina Segedenko graduated from the Kyiv Institute of Music n.a. R.M. Gliera. She is the winner of the International Competition “Accord Khortitsa”. Her pedagogical work experience is more than 5 years. As she plays, all our neighbors know! How well she teaches, all the moms and children know!
Elena Stupak is one of the earliest discoverers of “Montessori Center”, as our team met her in 2012 when there were only three students in our painting class. Thanks to her professionalism, perseverance and inexhaustible creativity, Elena today has the largest class of students who believe in her and endlessly appreciate! Beginners say: “She is the coolest here,” and parents wait half a year to enroll in her class. Elena graduated from Kryvyi Rih National University as a “Teacher of art and design”. She successfully received a diploma in decorative painting. Pedagogical work experience – 9 years. Elena’s students receive prizes in various drawing competitions. The teacher strives to create conditions for the development of children’s imagination and to reveal the potential of adults’ imagination. “There are no restrictions on drawing on your sheet of paper- the grass is green, and the sky is blue, and there cannot be otherwise. A person should sense the diversity of the surrounding world and not be afraid to convey it on paper as he feels and sees it. Art is very subjective and has no limits. ” Elena herself is a four-time champion and a winner of the 1st place cup at All-Ukrainian competition-exhibition of pieces of art team «#MYSTETSTVO.»
Vladimir Soroka is an excellent practicing guitarist who guides his students into the world of guitar music. Vladimir graduated from the Kyiv Institute of Music n.a. R.M. Gliera, specialty “Guitar”. He began his pedagogical activity in 2015. In the process of learning, he focuses on the development of technical skills and musical notation. “I try to keep students interested in studying with the help of modern and relevant materials.” Vladimir is a multi-musician – he is fluent in keyboards, percussion instruments and, of course, all the guitars – classical, bass and electric. All students who get into Vladimir’s classroom don’t want to leave it anymore!
Ekaterina Koroleva is charming, attractive, and professional. The students’ fathers call her «the queen» (believe me, that’s not only because of her last name (*korolyov – ukrainian&russian for «king’s son or daughter») mothers ask the administrator to assign the child specifically for her classes, and the students themselves see her as a model to be followed. Ekaterina Konstantinovna has been filling the apartments of “Montessori Center” with her positive energy since 2013. Dozens of concerts arranged by her students, victories in contests, her work as the jury of several vocal projects, billions of volts of lightning discharges, kilowatts of excitement and thousands of hertz of sound waves – She can produce this all, of course, thanks to her Hollywood smile! Catherine graduated from the Kyiv Institute of Music named after R.M. Gliera, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, as well as the Kyiv University n.a. Boris Grinchenko, with a degree in “Vocal studies”. Due to the stage performances in the cover bands, she has extensive experience in vocal directions, such as jazz, soul, blues, pop, rock. Her path as the pop vocal teacher began in 2003. Today, her goal is to teach her students to love and feel the music and, through the use of various vocal practices, to maximize the potential of each student. Pedagogical work experience – 15 years. And yet, her most important job is to be a beautiful mother and a loving wife, to be among the fans at her son’s competitions, to cook new dishes for her family and to inspire her musical parents with personal success!
Elena Kunaeva is an exceptionally professional teacher. Today Elena has one of the most brilliant groups of students, many of them have been attending her lessons since 2013. Among the victories of Elena’s students, there are many All-Ukrainian competitions, Grand Prix cups at school competitions, many concerts, diplomas, and awards. Elena Alexandrovna graduated from the Donetsk State Music Academy named after S.S. Prokofiev as a piano teacher. For 6 years already, she has been working at “Montessori Center” and at the Institute of Arts of Kyiv Boris Grinchenko University. Her pedagogical work experience is 10 years. Elena is a student and laureate of international and All-Ukrainian competitions and festivals. She is a concertmaster, a performer, and a teacher. “You can’t be bored at my piano lessons! Music is fun! Feel free to come!”
Anna Rosenko is the director of the network of educational institutions “Montessori Center”. Co-chairman of the organization committee and co-author of the concept of the All-Ukrainian Music Olympiad “Voice of Ukraine”. Co-founder and organizer of the contest of children’s drawings and an online gallery “ChildOpenArt”, All-Ukrainian Open Competition of Fine Arts “#MYSTETSTVO”, All-Ukrainian Open Vocal and Choir Competition “VOCAL.UA” and All-Ukrainian Open Competition of Pianists named after S.S. Prokofiev “PIANO.UA”. She graduated from The National Academy of Music named after P.I. Tchaikovsky as a piano teacher. “I strive to create an atmosphere of love for children, to support attention, and polite attitude towards their parents, maintain an atmosphere of friendship. At this school, students learn to be artists and masters from the very first lesson. Each student – a child or an adult – receives a unique experience of stage activities – exhibitions, concerts, and All-Ukrainian contests. The methodical chain of our class: lesson -> concert -> competition – brings up constant motivation, teaches to strive for a goal. The process of studying art becomes a part of daily life, an exciting game that brings pleasure from the participation and the joy of the victory. Come here and join us! We will be glad to meet you!”