About Dina Mirskaya - #1 Music & Piano Teacher in Cupertino & Bay Area
Hi, I’m Mrs. Dina.
Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I remember. It’s in my soul.
When I was a little girl, I had a dream of performing on stage to sing and play the piano for everyone. My dream came true when, at the age of 32, I performed in Eugene Onegin opera at the Georgian National Conservatory of Music. I will never forget the exhilaration and gratitude I felt at that moment. I remember my mother’s pride in my accomplishment as she looked up at me from the audience.
I knew from a very early age that music was my calling and that I wanted to dedicate my life to performing and sharing my love of music with others. For over two decades, I have been doing just that: teaching children and adults not just how to sing and play the piano, but how to love and truly appreciate music.
I was born and raised in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia (former republic of USSR). It was here where I attended one of the most recognized music conservatories in the world, Georgian Conservatory of Music. I immigrated to the Bay Area in 1992 with my family and opened my own private music studio almost immediately after arriving in the U.S. I knew that local families would appreciate my talents, experience, and love of music.
What started as my personal passion became a shared joy with hundreds of students in the greater community of Cupertino. Within one year, my humble studio took off, proving to me that I had chosen the right path.
Over the last two decades, I’ve taught everyone from beginners to college-level piano, accompaniment, voice techniques, and music theory. I put emphasis on the analysis of music form and theory. I also believe in building a fundamental knowledge of music, composers, and singers, and I make sure that all my students know the history of each piece of music they play or sing.
I give each student my undivided attention and offer them a unique approach tailored to their passions and skill level.This way, I can help them reach their full musical potential in a fun and creative way.
My greatest achievements come from the accomplishments of my students. Many of my students have been with me for ten or more years, starting as young children and studying through high school. These students have been accepted into some of the most prestigious schools in the country, including The Juilliard School in NYC, and have been featured in Broadway shows.
I’m extremely active in the musical community, and I belong to many professional music organizations and committees. In Georgia, I managed the International Union Association of Composers. In the U.S., I became a member of the California Music Professional Teachers (CAMPT), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), and the National Guild Association. I’ve also judged various musical competitions and was a Chairwoman in the Voice Department at the MTAC from 1997 – 2007.