Teaching Specialties: Piano, ABRSM Theory
Education & Certifications: PhD in Piano Performance, Literature, and Chamber Music from the Tchaikovsky Music Conservatory in Moscow, Russia; Active member of the Clark County Music Teachers Association (CCMTA)
Locale: Vancouver, Hazel Dell
Dr. Elena Vozheiko-Wheaton is an active solo, chamber, and piano-duet performer. The East-Meets-West Piano Duo with her partner Cinda Redman has performed in Russia, France, Austria, and throughout the Northwest. They appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and 2010. Elena has performed as a solo artist with the VSO Chamber Music Series in 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Along with a busy performance schedule, Elena maintains a full-time piano studio. Her students consistently win top prizes at local, district, and international competitions and perform throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. Elena currently serves as accompanist for the Oregon and Washington State Music Festivals, fund-raising concerts, and competitions. She is past president of the Clark County Music Teachers Association and is listed in Who's Who of American Women.
Elena enjoys teaching students of all ages. Her pedagogical philosophy is based on the traditional Russian piano school: mastery of physical technique to provide the ability to perform imaginative, artistic interpretations of music. Her motto is: "Don't make music; let music make you."