Private Music Lessons

Benefits of music lessons:

Learning an instrument is a wonderful way to develop discipline, responsibility, and perseverance. Daily practice creates routine and allows self-expression and creativity along with careful study. Music theory is closely linked to mathematics and can foster many new ways to solve problems creatively and logically. There is a unique and beautiful sense of achievement that is earned from learning a song and performing it for friends and family.

If you are interested, please email  Please include your name, your child’s name/grade/age, any previous musical study, your scheduling flexibility, priorities, and limitations.

Tavifa Mordovtseva (Ms. M)

Hello, my name is Tavifa Mordovtseva (Ms. M) and it’s my pleasure to introduce myself to you as your new music teacher a El Rancho School. I am delighted to have the opportunity to teach your children music. I love to teach and share my passion for music with my students. 

I was born in Ukraine. There I attended College of Music and earned my Associate of Arts degree in music. I continued my studies at University and earned a bachelor’s degree in music and the title of Teacher of Music, Ethnics and History. I started teaching at the age of 17. In 2000 my family moved to California. Here I continued my studies at California State University and earned my Master of Music.
I am an active member of National Guild of Piano Teachers and Music Teachers’ Association of California. Every year my piano students have the opportunity to participate in Certificate of Merit annual state testing program and be evaluated in performance, theory, ear training and technique. In addition to this, my students are offered National Guild Auditions (annual playing of up to 20 memorized pieces). Among my students are winners from Sonata Festivals and Baroque Festivals. 

I am a professional piano accompanist and enjoy playing piano very much. I performed with Woman’s Choral Studio, served as choral accompanist and organist at St Francis Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church. As a music teacher I worked at Merryhill Elementary school and Wonderful World of Music. Currently I teach at Granite Bay Music School and work at Sac Waldorf School. I am married and live with my husband and my two children here in Carmichael. In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, camping and reading.
I offer 30 min. private piano lessons once a week which includes technique, sight reading, theory, ear training and more. It’s required for students to have either acoustic piano or a full size digital keyboard at home. Keyboards should have 88 weighted keys, should be touch-sensitive and have a sustain pedal. Regular lessons are essential. Each student is expected to practice at home. Satisfying piano playing only develops with daily practice. I ask for 15-20 min practice 6 days a week for beginning students. 

Monthly tuition ($120) is due in advance, the first lesson of each month, September through May. June/July/August payments are adjusted by the number of lessons received. Each student will be allowed 2 make up lessons per year. In order for the lesson to be considered a “cancelled lesson,” the teacher must be notified 24 hours in advance. No credit/refund/make up will be given for missed lessons or lessons cancelled within 24 hours of lesson. 

I am available to teach Wed. and Thu. afternoons. More days will be added as needed. If you are interested, please email me at  Please include your name, your child’s name/grade/age, any previous musical study, your scheduling flexibility, priorities, and limitations.

I look forward to working with your child in our weekly music classes, as well as for piano lessons.
Ms. M.



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