Pacific Piano School offers private lessons for students of ALL ages in the following:
- Violin and Viola
- Double Bass
We also offer:
- Theory Classes
- Preparatory Piano Group Classes for all young kids age 3-5
- Composition classes
- Listening&Improvisation classes
- Song writing classes
- Preschool Music classes
Pacific Piano School(formerly Polonsky Piano School) was founded in 1996 by Viktor and Anna Polonsky; Soviet Union-born pianists and educators, who immigrated to the United States. In less than 10 years, PPS became a musical establishment with over 600 students & 32 teachers in 4 different locations. In 2005 Anna & Viktor opened a new PPS location in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose. There were about 100 students and 6 teachers in 2010 when Dmitriy got a job offer from Mr. Polonsky and moved to California.2013 marks a new beginning for PPS! Victor sold the Evergreen School to Dmitriy and Polonsky Piano School was renamed to Pacific Piano School, Russian School of Music. Mr. Kosovskiy’s three degrees in Piano Performance & Pedagogy from the University of Washington in Seattle along with his Master Teacher title at PPS provided an obvious match for the further development of PPS. Mr. Kosovskiy’s philosophy shares a common theme with the Russian Music Schools’ teaching methods — he further promotes performance activities for all students at PPS & maintains the schools’ belief that performances are an absolutely integral part of every child’s musical education.During the past three years, Pacific Piano School has doubled in numbers of students (about 300 students) and in size, but the most important thing is the fact that The School has grown tremendously in quality of teaching and performing. Since 2013 Dmitriy has hired 7 new teachers of the highest quality and PPS holds regular Studio Recitals and Honor Recitals twice a year, Master classes, Festivals/Competitions each year to promote this performance philosophy, thus keeping students motivated and inspired within a team environment. In addition to performing 3-4 times a year, PPS students also participate in prestigious testing and competitions such as: The National Guild Auditions Test, Certificate of Merit Test, ABSRM Test, US Open Music Competition etc.Our students are winners of many national and international competitions, and 90% of our students are completing certificate of merit tests every year with high test scores.
PPS Faculty Recital became a tradition since 2015. Our first Faculty Recital was held at Trianon Theatre, which is able to hold 330 people. It was a great success with a completely sold out show. Then our faculty performed in Mission Santa Clara in 2016.
Another good tradition of PPS is a Summer Piano Camp in a luxury house in Lake Tahoe. We have 1 Grand piano, 3 uprights and 4 digital pianos, 3 Master teachers and 1 supervisor. Students practice for 4-5 hours a day in addition to taking private lessons and ensemble coaching every day and performing in a recital on the last day of the camp with parents present. We hiking, swimming, party boat riding, tubing, fishing among many other fun activities.
Come to PPS where Musicians become Artists! We are doing our best to provide the best quality of musical education to our children and to teach them not only music but also how to be organized, responsible and independent. Our kids from the very young age can perform at the stage and can express their thoughts and wishes.
PPS looks forward to helping you cultivate your musical journey!
Welcome to our big and warm PPS family!