Intermediate Piano for Adults 55+


Adult 55+  |  In-Person
Spring 2022 Registration is Open!


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This Piano class is intended for older adults 55+ who have had at least one year of piano lessons (recently). Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. If you are not sure of your current skill level, our instructor can help you determine the best placement.


Ages:  55+
Dates:  Wednesdays, January 26 – April 27, 2021 (10 weeks)
Time:  10:30 – 11:30 am
Skip Dates:  February 9  |  March 9  |  April 6  |  April 13
Tuition:  $255  + $20 music fee
Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax, VA








Ina Mirtcheva Blevins Piano Lessons
Dr. Ina Radeva Mirtcheva Blevins
Academy Teaching Artist
Read about Dr. Mirtchevan

Dr. Ina Radeva Mirtcheva Blevins started playing the piano when she was five years old. From 1st to 9th grade, she attended L. Pipkov Music School in Sofia, Bulgaria studying piano with K. Karadimchev. In 1998, she moved with her family to the United States and was part of the honors program at Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.

She has performed in numerous recitals as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles at venues including The Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, Werner Recital Hall, Prosels Castle, and The Lyceum. She has also performed internationally in Italy, Holland, Poland, Bulgaria, and Canada. In 2003, Dr. Mirtcheva was a Mason Concerto Competition winner and performed with the George Mason Symphony Orchestra. She has also participated in the Interharmony International Music Festivals in Soesterberg, Netherlands, in their 2003 and 2004 seasons, and in The Berkshires in 2007. In August 2009, she won the Schlern International Competition. In the summer of 2010, she performed in Poland as part of the Mozart Plus Festival, and in Vipiteno, Italy, at the Orfeo International Music Festival.

Dr. Mirtcheva earned her Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance from George Mason University, studying piano with Dr. Anna Balakerskaia. She earned a second Master’s degree in Instrumental Collaborative Piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she had a full graduate scholarship and assistantship and studied piano and chamber music with James Tocco and Sandra Rivers. She recently completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts at George Mason University and is performing in the Washington Metropolitan Area.








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