Olga Slavnina is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia,  studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and completed her education at the Moscow Gnessin Institute (Gnessin Russian Academy of Music), were she earned a double Master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy.

Olga Slavnina was a piano faculty member at the Stassov school of Music in Moscow and at the same time working as a freelance journalist of the “Yunost” and “Rodina” radio stations.

Mrs. Slavnina came to US in 1991 and she has being teaching piano at the New Jersey workshop for The Arts in Westfield, NJ for ten years.

As an Activity Director of Adult Medical Day Care Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, Mrs. Slavnina planned and implemented activities for participants, providing music therapy for Alzheimer disease individuals.

In 2013 Olga Slavnina founded a musical-literary club "Hudson Soirees". Its mission is to preserve Russian cultural heritage and to contribute to the American cultural life.

 

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