Asya Gottesman began learning piano at the age of five. She studied at the Lucy Moses School of Music in New York for twelve years where she completed the Young Artist Program. Asya continued her education at Brooklyn College where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. She then received a Master's Degree in Music Education from New York University. During her time in graduate school, Asya was introduced to Dalcroze pedagogy, which teaches students to experience music through movement prior to its visual representation. She participated in several summer intensive workshops studying the Dalcroze method. Inspired by the Dalcroze method, Asya created her own curriculum for teaching music to early childhood students introducing them to music concepts through movement, singing and guided listening. She taught private piano to students ages four-to-seventeen for eight years.
Asya believes in the importance of providing her students with a well-rounded music education experience. She exposes students to music theory, history and sight reading during each lesson. Asya has experience preparing students for the National Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examination. Many of her students have passed the exams with honors and merit scores. Asya is currently working towards a certification in Special Education. She spent the last several years working with diverse learners. These experiences have helped her become a a well-rounded, empathetic teacher who considers each student’s unique goals and interests when planning lessons and carrying out activities to meet their physical, emotional, and social needs. Asya recently relocated to Chicago and is looking forward to learning more about this beautiful city and share her love of learning music with her students.