My story

My full name is Jane Boldyshava.

I was Born in the capital of Belarus (Minsk city).

Very quickly music has become a central part of my life. I have nourished the love of music and later teaching from my mother, a brilliant piano instructor herself and a highly artistic and talented person. She played and sang me songs long before my first music lessons. She did so much for me and made sure I studied with one of the best piano teachers in the city. This master of piano was a fantastic tutor, who was trained in the best traditions of Moscow Conservatory that gave the world many outstanding pianists. She gave me the life long passion for music and I will always remember her with respect and admiration.

When I was only 12, I realized I wanted to devote my life to teaching music. During my school years I practiced music daily for hours at a time and later naturally graduated with BA in music pedagogy and performance. I took classes such as Classical Piano, Music Education, Child Psychology, Child Development, Effective Teaching Skills & Classroom Management to name a few.

While in college I started tutoring piano for a part-time income while taking advanced piano classes and visiting piano concerts that luckily were in abundance in our city. I have also contended in different piano competitions, some on a big stage, with variable success. For some time I was a part of Sunday church choir and worked as a pianist in a dancing studio.

Upon graduating from college my career building path started with becoming a piano teacher (just like mom) in a children's music school. I worked two part time jobs as well, one with the ballet studio (pianist) and another in a regular middle school (music teacher).

In 2005 my husband and I came to Boston, MA and in 2010 we moved to San Diego, CA where I live now joined by both of my parents and 3 kids.

While in the USA I continued to master my piano and teaching skills by actively participating in local associations events and meetings. (In 2014 was an event co-chair of the CAPMT Spring Festival in San Diego.)Taking professional development classes. Attending conferences and masterclasses.

In the last 10 years I took interest in several new progressive piano teaching techniques and studies published by the respectful piano teachers. Utilizing these new approaches combined with the robust traditions of the Russian school of music and my years of teaching experience I have developed the unique teaching style that can be molded to individual needs of each of my students.

My students participate in various festivals, competitions, auditions, and examinations throughout the year and regularly receive high scores from the event judges.

Besides teaching (which I love and can hardly call it work) 35 students on weekly bases, I devote my free time to my 3 kids (the love of my life), a very patient husband (love him too), reading, writing songs and poems. I try to stay socially active by visiting concerts and other local events; and healthy by hiking, camping and horse riding (when time permits).