Marika Meshkuna - Piano Tuition - Concert Pianist - Harpsichordist. Specialist muscial and piano tution and assessment in the North East of England, Newcastle, Northumberland, UK.
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Marika was born in Riga, Latvia. She started playing the piano at the age of four and, after winning several competitions, continued her studies in the Darzins Specialist Music school and at the Latvia Academy of Music.

Marika graduated from the Academy with Diploma of Excellence in concert performance (piano), chamber ensemble, accompaniment and piano/music tuition. Some years later she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in harpsichord performance and continued to improve her playing under the guidance of such recognised European performers and professors as Ian Van Immerseel (Belgium), Paul Dombrecht (Belgium), Susanna Ruzhichkova (Czechoslovakia), Alexei Lubimov (Russia).

Marika has been awarded several European scholarships
and is the winner of Sergey Rachmaninov Piano Competition.
She has performed solo and with chamber ensembles and orchestras in Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, Spain,
France, Poland, Germany, England and the USA.

Marika Meshkuna has taught for about thirty years,
as a senior lecturer, at the Latvia Academy of Music, its specialist college, the Music Studio for Gifted Children, at the Theatre of Poetry and Music, and Emmanuel College Gateshead. She has delivered workshops and master classes.

Many of her former students have become professional musicians with international reputation and are regularly performing in Europe and in America.

Marika lives in West Monkseaton, Whitley Bay. She provides piano tuition at her specialist studio Piano Kids and at the Sage Gateshead Music school.

In recent years Marika has repeatedly entered her piano and composition students in regional competitions, where they all have won prizes.

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