The K and Music Company is excited to introduce and highlight our outstanding teachers through the Faculty website page! Our dedicated teachers strive to help students follow a path to continual improvement in their playing abilities. Equipped with solid classical music training, the teachers at K and M can provide the best possible private lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages. Choosing a music teacher with a classical music degree has numerous benefits for students. Each of our faculty has extensive instrumental and keyboard studies as well as performing experience.
Our teachers’ formal educations and backgrounds also include music theory, music history, pedagogy, and more. The faculty at K and M Music School actively participate in collaborative and performing opportunities throughout the year, continuously improving and refining their own skills. Because of their many years of experience, the teachers at K and M Music have the insight and wisdom that is needed to help young students learn to correctly play an instrument, develop music reading skills, and successfully perform. Setting goals and assessing each music student’s progress is a vital part of the method used by our faculty.
Our lessons encompass an immersive approach that combines intellectual abilities and oral skills through the solid foundations of the traditional Russian School of Music Principles. Parents can feel assured when they choose lessons with the classically trained and experienced teachers at K and M Music School that their child will receive a genuine and thorough lesson each week. Our faculty invites prospective students and parents to arrange a meeting to discuss the possibilities and benefits of private music lessons. We hope that you will continue reading below to learn more about the K and M Music School faculty and the professional values and enthusiastic qualities they bring to their teaching.
Meet our highly professional classical Music faculty
Co-founder and Artistic director
Michael Dvoskin a classical Russian violinist and conductor. He performed on different stages across Russia, America and Europe. Michael has been performing in Honor of Her Majesty The Queen of Spain in Madrid 2006. Michael earned a Master of Music Degree in violin performance at Moscow State Academy of Music, Russia. He was a member of the most famous orchestras such as The State Symphony Capella of Russia, the chamber Orchestra of Moscow, The radio Symphony and many others. Michael’s expertise is in training young musicians in violin performance. Also, Michael has been a part of the San Diego Symphony since 2016.
Katherine Dvoskin is an active pianist and chamber artist. She received her BM degree from the Moscow State College of Music by F. Chopin and MM degree from Moscow State Academy of Music, Russia. Katherine studied with internationally respected pianist, Victor Derevianko—who was a student of famed piano pedagogue, Heinrich Neuhaus.
Katherine has received numerous honors in international piano competitions to include international piano festivals of International Competition and Festival “Music Without Limits” and Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in memory of Marina Bondarenko , including the Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia. While in Israel, Katherine had the opportunity to study with famed pianist, Nikolai Petrov.
Active as a performer since 1992, Ms. Dvoskin has concertized throughout Russia, Siberia, Armenia, Lithuania, Israel and the United States having performed in such venues as the Small Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Music Hall of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Hall of State Central Museum of Music Culture by M. Glinka, and the International Music Hall of Svetlanov in Moscow.
In addition to her performing career, she has professionally accompanied solo instrumentalists and choirs throughout Russia and the United States, having been offered an accompanying contract by the esteemed Bolshoi Ballet just prior to her relocation to the United States.
In San Diego, Katherine currently accompanies for such local institutions as Point Loma Nazarene University, the University of San Diego, the University of California at San Diego. Katherine works as a collaborative pianist with many different instruments and studios such as Michael Dvoskin’s violin students, Elena Yarritu’s flute studio, Alex Palamidis students, Vladimir Goltsman’s clarinet studio, Daria Hodko, and many more. Katherine Dvoskin has been working as a piano accompanist with Music Teachers’ Association of California Programs® such as Certificate of Merit program®, VOCE®, Conventions Programs®, Concerto Solo Competition®, Helen B. Goodlin Competition®. She has been working as well as with Flute Guild Festivals, Mainly Mozart Orchestra concerto solo competition, Musical Merit Foundation. Also, she maintains a K and M Music Company studio and performs regularly with her violinist husband, Michael Dvoskin.
Cello and piano teacher
Tatiana earned a Master of Music Degree in cello performance at St. Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia. Tatiana has 40 years experience of teaching and performing at Moscow State Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and opera orchestras such as Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.