Sunny, parent

My 6-year-old son has studied with Illya for about eight months. Illya has an amazing patience to work with young children. The positive feedback and encouragement from Illya has helped my son to build a great confidence. The note cards and finger exercises Illya uses in lessons are great teaching tools in order to gain knowledge and ability to play the piano well. We really enjoy and appreciate amazing lessons that Illya provides for our son.

Jane, mother

My daughter Angela started learning with Illya last year. He is a very patient and experienced teacher. She got an A in her Grade 5 AMEB examination – a great achievement – considering she has never taken any piano examination before. Illya’s encouragement and guidance has really helped my daughter to gain such a successful result.

Anna, mother

We have had the pleasure of Illya teaching our daughter for two years. Illya’s teaching methodology enabled her, at the age of 14, to pass the AMEB AMUS examination in her first attempt. Illya has shown a great interest in our daughter’s progress; especially her technique improved tremendously in a short time.

Peter Chen, father

Illya has really helped me in working towards my expression and my technique.

John, long term amateur pianist and student

He is highly rigorous, passionate and devoted. I am amazed by the number of important exercises and ways of thinking he has introduced me to. No one has ever got me into the ‘deeper levels’ of feeling and thinking about my playing as Illya.