Summer Piano Concert 2019
Elite Piano Studios
West Vancouver


Angela Guan performing with Lions Gate Sinfonia
Piano Class: Nick Sergienko

Charlotte Lee performing with LGS Orchestra
Piano Class: Nick Sergienko

Lorris Qin - Piano Class: Nick Sergienko
1st. place Winner International Piano Competition
Italy 2023

Tiffany Wang - Winner of North Shore Piano Competition
Piano Class: Nick Sergienko

Meet Lia

Lia is owner Piccolino Piano Studio. Her unique teaching method gives young children – from the age of 4 – the opportunity to learn piano, establish sight reading skills and play high levels of the RCM program. Lia was born into a family of professional musicians; her parents are highly educated music teachers. Her passion for music, combined with a masters degree in piano studies and additional Montessori education certifications, allows Lia to provide necessary foundational work to achieve a strong base in piano skills from early age.


Lia began piano lessons when she was five years old. She has 24 years of piano teaching experience in Ukraine, England, and Canada.


Lia received a Masters degree diploma in musical studies, qualifying her as a piano teacher, chamber orchestra soloist, and concertmaster. Her passion for music, love for children, and education and knowledge of the Russian piano technique makes for a creative, working and fast-learning atmosphere in the classroom environment.

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  • Masters in Musical Studies – National Musical Conservatoire, A-Ata
  • Bachelors in Piano Studies – National College of Music
  • Certificate Early Years Development – ‘Birth to three matters’, UK
  • MMI – ‘Understanding music through movement’, UK
  • Certificate MMI – ‘Drama and Play’, UK 2003

Professional Experience

  • Owner and Piano teacher – Piccolino Piano Studio West Vancouver
  • Piano and theory senior teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver
  • Senior assistant and music coordinator – Montessori Neighbourhood Nursery School, UK
  • Music teacher – London School of Russian Language and Literature, London UK
  • Lecturer/piano tutor – Children’s School of Art and Music, Ukraine
  • Lecturer/tutor – Children’s Music School, Ukraine