"Olga is a very accomplished professional musician who is also great at teaching young students. My daughter started taking piano lessons from Olga 10 months ago, when she was only three years old. Olga was able to make her feel comfortable and retain her attention. My daughter has been progressing very nicely. I love how Olga emphasizes the importance of correct posture and hand positions at every lesson. She gives different exercises to strengthen or relax upper extremities. She also uses different materials to keep a 4-yr-old interested and excited about learning new pieces. As a parent, I feel fortunate to have found such a seasoned teacher who is nice, intelligent, and serious about teaching music to her students. Highly recommended!"~Hiro J.
"We love Olga! My 7 year old switched to her after taking piano classes for about a year from another local teacher and immediately we saw quite an improvement. Highly recommend!"
"Olga was my piano teacher from the time I was 8-16. She taught me principles and her expectations, not only pushed me as a musician, but helped mold my appreciation for music as a true art. The values that Olga helped me develop have still carried on with me into my professional career and I find myself now, wanting to pick up lessons with her as an adult. She is kind, beyond talented, tough, and disciplined. If you (your kids) truly want to learn how to play, she is the only teacher for the job."~Lily N.
"I would highly recommend Olga as a teacher for piano and flute lesson. She works well with serious students that practice. If you are looking for a teacher that will push you to be the best you can be...Olga is for you! "
Olga is a very seasoned musician and teacher, with a very patient, clear, and direct approach. I trust her experience and her instruct greatly, and since I've been taking lessons with her, I've really seen progress. She has lots of tricks in her bag and can assist you from any angle you may be struggling with. I would highly recommend Olga as an instructor for you and/or your children!
"I am a professional violinist and also maintain a private violin studio of 25 students. My studio presents public recitals twice a year and Ms. Shilaeva has been my accompanist since 2011. She is a consummate musician who is always technically and musically prepared to the highest level. She approaches her work with students of all levels with equal enthusiasm. Ms. Shilaeva's abilities are absolutely top level, and her knowledge of musical style permeates all aspects of her musicianship. Ms. Shilaeva brings great qualifications, experience and a flawless skill set to her teaching studio. She is a delightful individual who is committed to musical excellence. I heartily recommend Ms. Shilaeva and am certain that she would meet or exceed your expectations."
- Dr. Mary Gindulis
"Olga Shilaeva has been my accompanist for two years, and I've taken a few lessons from her during this time as well. She has always been prepared, and her playing is of very high quality. When I took lessons, I felt like she was directing me to learn how to not only play correctly, but play beautifully as well. She sets high standards. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a private instructor, whether on flute or piano, as she is a fantastic musician and accomplished on both instruments."~Nathan W.
"I highly recommend Olga! She has been a phenomenal piano teacher for my three sons. She has taught them incredible technique and instilled a love of music. "~Rachel E.
"Olga was the pianist for our church for a number of years, and she also played flute sometimes. She's a great musician, and her playing is accurate and portrays the emotion of the piece. I'm a trained musician and I'd love to work with Olga again." ~Susan G.