Teaching Achievements

1999 to present

Teaching private lessons in Composition, Piano, Improvisation, Ear Training, Solfeggio and Theory in Fort Lee, NJ

  • Award-winning students in composition
  • Students successfully passed the AP Music Theory Exam (after 1,5 years of training)
  • Composition student completed a two act musical
  • Students always successfully passed the “Royal Conservatory” Piano, Theory and Aural exams
  • Teaching the preparation of the improvisations based on the visual component (to the photo exhibition)
  • Teaching Piano and different synthesizer’s ensemble improvisations
  • Teaching Improvisations based on particular style, genre, harmonic progressions


Northern Westchester Center for the Arts. Mount Kisco, NY -Piano and Composition Instructor

  • Piano students shown the best result playing recitals among the students of the complete Piano
  • Department of the Art Center
  • Teaching Composition for an adult composer who worked on releasing a CD with his music
  • Teaching a Vocal student the art of sight-reading


State Art College, Moscow – Professor of Composition, Piano and Theory

  • Juror of the ‘Golden Note’ Festival, Moscow
  • Award-winning piano and composition students


Gnessin State Music College, Moscow – Professor of Composition, Piano and Theory.

  • Margarita Zelenaia’s compositions have been an integral part of Gnessin State Music College’s Instrumental and Vocal Curriculum since 1986
  • Award-winning piano and composition students
  • Accepted students by audition