Suzuki & Traditional Piano
HCD MusicHartt Community Division
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Tamila Azadaliyeva was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where she received her B.M. degree from Tashkent State Conservatory. She came to the United States in 2000 to study with Oxana Yablonskaya at the University of Hartford Hartt School, where she received her Graduate Professional Diploma in May, 2003 and then her Masters degree the following year, while studying with Luiz de Moura Castro.
Tamila has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Spain, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. She has been guest soloist with several orchestras including the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Among her many awards are First Prize in the Connecticut State Young Artists' Piano Competition; Third Prize in the International New England Chamber Music Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, the Piano Duo Prize at the FORUM Internacional de Musica Barcelona Ciutat, and a Finalist's Diploma in the International Competition in Bologna, Italy.
In addition to performing, Tamila teaches piano at the University of Hartford Hartt School and the Loomis Chaffey School. Healthy technique, careful attention to details and tone quality, and individual approach to students’ needs are main components of her teaching. Tamila’s students have been prizewinners in local, state, national and international competitions and have performed in Carnegie Hall, National Suzuki Conference in MN and World Piano Forum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tamila has been a member of MTNA and CSMTA since 2005.
My goal as a teacher is to help my students become independent. Among my favorite quotations, two have deeply affected my teaching: “It is better to know how to learn than to know ” by Dr. Seuss, and “Teach a student how to study and he will do the rest on his own” by V. Suhomlinsky, Ukrainian educator and pedagogue. In my lessons I teach students how to approach a new piece, how to solve pianistic problems, how to become fluent at note reading, and how to memorize. The word “how “ is what makes a difference between effective and ineffective learning. Knowing “how” is what makes a teacher a good teacher and makes students independent. Each student’s journey towards independence is different. I aim for an individual approach to each student and then stretch their abilities to help them grow as musicians. Other important components of my teaching include attention to details, tone quality, and technique. Developing technical skill is a high priority in my teaching. It is important for me that my students achieve technical security so that they have the means to express themselves musically. Healthy technique produces good tone quality. Attention to details makes students’ playing polished and memorization secure.