Alexander founded New York Piano School in 2019 with a belief in the power of music and the idea that the joy of music should be accessible to all, as well as the belief that piano lessons should stimulate and develop creativity and the imagination while helping the student to acquire a healthy and effective technique.
Conservatory trained with a degree in classical composition, as well as additional studies in piano with Alexander Budyonny and pedagogy with Natalia Budyonny, Alex offers his students deep insight into music and piano playing. Alex has worked with students between the ages of 3 and 70, and offers instruction in English, Russian and Spanish, currently on a limited basis.
Laura is a Bulgarian-American solo and collaborative pianist and instructor. As a piano teacher, her philosophy is based on the belief that every student has the ability to learn and enjoy music. Her goal is to help each student reach their full potential and become well-rounded musicians.
She has participated in festivals and competitions both in the United States and internationally, including Puerto Piano and Strings, Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program, Brevard Summer Institute, U.S. Open International Music Competition, International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, Grand Prize Virtuoso in Salzburg, and Interharmony in Germany.
Laura earned her Master of Music in Piano Performance and Advanced Certificate in Piano Pedagogy at New York University, where she studied with Eteri Andjaparidze. Prior to this, Laura studied with Steven Mayer at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
Jordyn has been musically active since the age of 5. She believes music has been a great blessing in her life and that she would not be the person she is today without it. Jordyn believes performing and educating go hand in hand, with clear, effective communication at the heart of both.
Jordyn earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Music in Piano from University of North Carolina School for the Arts, and has participated in masterclasses with Orion Weiss, Gilles Vonsattel and Jon Kimura Parker.
When she’s not playing or teaching, Jordyn enjoys her other passions which include taking care of her puppy Brahms, and vegan cooking.
A native of France, Luka is a pianist, composer, and arranger active in classical music and musical theatre. He is passionate about all kinds of music, from classical and jazz to pop, and has years of of experience teaching piano lessons to children and adults.
Luka studied composition and piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, most recently with Norman Krueger, Claude Baker, and Sven-David Sandström. He has also studied at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the IRCAM electronic music center in Paris, France, and has performed in masterclasses with pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Richard Goode, and Lars Vogt. Luka has served as the Associate Music Director of the 2022 national double tour of An American in Paris and South Pacific, performing in 30 states across the US. Outside of music, his passions include hiking, cooking, math and dance.
Luka offers lessons in English and French.
As an undergraduate student at Pepperdine University, Calina studied with Dr. Louise Lofquist and Rufus Choi. She is the winner of several national and international competitions, including 1st place at Concours de France in Paris, 3rd place at Piano Talents in Milan, Italy; and 1st place at Millennium in Bucharest, Romania
Calina has worked with both children and adults of all playing levels and in addition to her work as a pianist and teacher, is currently working on a Masters Degree in Music Therapy.
David is a pianist, conductor, and music director, with a career spanning the genres of musical theatre and classical music. David worked as a vocal coach and accompanist at Pepperdine University for three years, and music-directed Contempo, the Pepperdine University musical theater ensemble for six years. He is also a classical pianist who teaches in addition to composing and arranging musical works.
David is the winner of the 2019 Thomas Osborne Concerto Competition, and has performed the 1st movement of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Pepperdine University Orchestra. He has perfect pitch, can play by ear, and is an expert sight-reader.
His blend of skills and experience make David an asset to piano students, whether they are learning to play classical, pop/rock, or musical theater.
Royniel is a Cuban-born pianist. As a participant in the prestigious Miami International Piano Festival, he has had the privilege of performing alongside world-renowned pianists and receiving lessons from them. Roy holds a degree in piano performance from Rollins College and in addition to teaching piano privately, has taught in various settings, including K-8 general music, choir ensemble, string ensemble and piano summer camps. Outside of music, Roy’s passions include salsa dancing and chess.