Ms. Nina Miller
Nina Miller received her music education in Ukraine, studying piano with Eugenia Borisova and earning her college diploma summa cum laude in piano, music theory and solfeggio teaching at Chernigov School of Music.
She has been teaching piano privately since 1980. Her experience includes more than decade of teaching piano at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts , Hartford, CT and accompanying for classical and modern ballet at Hartford Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory and Hartt School of Music. Currently she also teaches at the Hartt School of Music Community Division.
She studied Suzuki method with Fay Adams, Mary Craig Powell, Marilyn Andersen, Mark Mutter and Sachiko Isihara.
Suzuki method resonates with the Russian piano teaching style, which Nina was brought up with. Both methods emphasize the importance of good tone from the first lesson, the importance of proper hand position, artistry and thoughtful everyday practice. That’s why it is only natural that she embraces this method and Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy with passion.
It is very important to her to find that special, unique way to the heart and mind of each of her students, to adjust her teaching to the most efficient way the child can learn.
Her long music career included a lot of other different activities: holding the position of music editor of the Lvov Philharmonic Society in her native Ukraine, accompanying a children choir, working as the music director at different religious institutions and composing for choir and soloists.