Get ready for Part 1 of an exhilarating episode next week with the world-renowned piano educator Irina Gorin, the creative force behind the “Tales of a Musical Journey” method book series and founder of The Gorin Institute.

Irina Gorin is celebrated for her groundbreaking approach to piano education, particularly for young children and beginners. Educated in Ukraine, her teaching methods highlight musicality, expressiveness, and a comprehensive grasp of piano fundamentals from the onset. Using storytelling and vivid imagery, her acclaimed method books and tutorial videos make learning piano engaging and effective. As a respected figure in music education, she’s a regular at international conferences, masterclasses, and workshops, passionately sharing her insights while guiding piano teachers globally.

In this insightful interview, we explored:

  • ✅ The inspiration behind Irina’s pioneering piano method.
  • ✅ Insights into “Tales of a Musical Journey” and its unique educational storytelling.
  • ✅ Irina’s philosophy on teaching fundamental piano techniques to beginners.
  • ✅ Her perspective on common challenges and misconceptions among piano teachers today, especially in the post-pandemic landscape.
  • ✅ How she supports and empowers piano teachers through innovative courses and a supportive community at The Gorin Institute.

📺 This episode is also available as a video format on our YouTube channel.



Greetings, piano lovers! I’m Yukimi Song, your host from NYC. Every fortnight, join me as I delve deep into the world of PIANO with groundbreakers from the classical music industry. Our mission? To provide a platform for classical musicians and educators to reflect and discuss how to keep our industry robust and relevant in this rapidly changing world and move it forward in the post-pandemic era.

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