As an artist fiercely committed to her craft, Irina strongly believes in providing guidance and mentorship to the young aspiring musicians who soon will be shaping the future of live performing arts.
She uses her expertise as a performer to encourage her students and offer much needed support on their journey to success and achieving artistic excellence.
Irina’s teaching style involves introducing young singers to the classical Italian vocal technique, Stanislavsky’s acting method, IPA diction work with German, French, Spanish, Italian and various Slavic languages.
In her studio, Irina puts strong emphasis on developing sophisticated musical taste, learning the value of knowing great singers of the past and finding immediate emotional availability onstage.
Her genuinely nurturing approach allows children to build self-confidence and discover their true, unique voice.
In addition to extensive performing, Irina currently serves as a voice professor at The College of Saint Rose in Upstate New York and as a music director at the Capital District School of Ukrainian Studies. When her busy singing schedule allows, she enjoys working as a stage director with the Saratoga Children’s Theater.
She is an active member of NATS Eastern Division (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and Opera America.
Irina’s current and former students include winners of regional, national and international competitions, recipients of prestigious vocal scholarships and various recognition awards.
Irina holds an Artist Diploma from Gliére Municipal Academy of Music in Kyiv, Ukraine and a Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in California, both specializing in Voice Performance. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Vocal Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.