Since music is a language, Igor works with his students not only purely on finger work but also on the ear (music being predominantly an aural art), understanding of the music and technique - so that the student can express themselves fully in the language of music. Students are encouraged to work on a variety of music in different styles. There's no better encouragement to practicing than wanting to learn a piece that you love. Piano lessons take place on a marvelous Chickering grand. Since learning an instrument requires physical presence of the student, unfortunately, no piano lessons via Skype.