Tamila Azadaliyeva, Suzuki and Traditional Piano
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Tamila Azadaliyeva

Suzuki and traditional piano

Tamila Azadaliyeva, Suzuki and Traditional PianoTamila 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.

Teaching Philosophy

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.