All teachers in the Global Music Academy hold Bachelors or Masters degrees in Music,Dance or Art. They are involved personally in each student's development and preparation for recitals, festivals, competitions, and exams. At the same time, they strive to make the learning process for the student pleasurable. We put special emphasis on our teachers performing careers because we believe that active concert musicians and dancers are the best possible example for our students.
Mrs. Fessenko started playing piano at age 5. At age 6 she was admitted to Gnesin Music School for young talents in a violin class. A year later she was transferred to the Merzlyakov School at the Moscow Conservatoire to continue studying piano. After the first year in the Gnesins Academy of Music - one of the leading state higher educational music institutions in Russia, Ms. Fessenko moved to Prague, Check Republic and continued in the Conservatoire of Music where she studied with professor Rezek, but continued and graduated in the class of Dr. Kriz, the master of the Hungarian piano school. Ms. Fessenko attended master classes with Nelly Acopian and Vasily Lobanov. After her graduation she started actively performing and in 2002 moved to United States where she was teaching piano at the private studio "Arena Sound". Since 2006 Ms. Fessenko attended the University of North Texas where she worked as an accompanist and a research assistant in sound acoustics.
Ms. Fessenko has more than 15 years of teaching experience. Her first concert was at the age of 10. She performed as a soloist, in duets, and with orchestras. Her repertoire includes classical and modern music,
Tony Arnold studied clarinet with Dr. Brian Jones at George Mason University and performed with the Wind Symphony under the direction of Prof. Anthony Maiello and Prof. Mark Camphouse. He also served as a faculty clarinet instructor three years at the Potomac Music Academy under Prof. Judy Lapple. Has been giving private lessons in clarinet and saxophone since 2006 around the area.