​Irena Burkett Piano Studio - Welcome to Viva, Musica!

​Create | Inspire | Motivate


Irena Burkett, Instructor

​​         I believe that Music, which is present in all important events of our life, is fundamentally important to human beings. I believe Music is a Gift to us and I have the privilege of sharing it with my students, both children and adults."   Irena Burkett

About Me

​Hi, my name is Irena Burkett - welcome to my Piano Studio "Viva, Musica!" located in historic Oregon City. Do you want to start playing piano or continue your piano studies? I love teaching the Language of Music and enjoy working with both children and adults! I teach beginners (5 and older) through advanced, classical through contemporary, beginning composition and improvisation. Adult students are welcome. Comprehensive musicianship instructions: ear and rhythm training, solfège, harmony, technique, and artistry.

Seeing my students grow, improve and learn to understand and love music is truly the most rewarding part of my job! This past term I saw confidence, progress, creativity, pride, feelings of success and accomplishments on a weekly basis. These are powerful memories students are making, and these are invaluable skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. What a gift Music is to all of us and and what a gift for me to be a part of! Thank you again, dear families, for being a part of my Piano Studio and your referrals!

  • 12 years of classical training and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Moscow State Pedagogical University.
  • Taught students of all ages since 1986 - both children and adults.
  • Work at my private home studio located in the historic Oregon City, teaching a variety of music styles.
  • Member of NFMC/OFMC
  • Oregon teaching license
  • Former President of South Metro Federated Teachers
  • Taught at both private and public schools
  • Bilingual & bicultural (Russian/English)​
  • Church choir director since 1994, in Milwaukie Or
  • Enjoy hiking, nature, friends, reading in my free time. I love my boys, who are both in their 20's.
  • Born and raised in Russia, emigrated to the US in 1994, but still have my Russian accent! 

Concert at CCC, Oregon City