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Musicians' Comments

Ms. Neplok has a solid grounding in the Russian tradition of piano pedagogy, and equally matched desire and ambition to bring this knowledge to students.
Her professional activities reflect a high level of performance and thought, and her chamber ensemble Nigun has received praise and acclaim for their performances.
Her piano students represent a wide range of ages and abilities, and they speak very highly of her work as a teacher. Praises include her diagnostic capabilities, patient persistence, knowledge of the repertoire, grounding in music pedagogy and method, dedication, enthusiasm, and the ability to inspire.
All of her students speak about her as a genuine and experienced teacher, able to assist students in reaching their full potential.

~ James O'Dell,
Associate Dean of the Conservatory
The Boston Conservatory

Ms. Neplok is an excellent pianist and a multi-talented musician.
Yelena is a wonderful piano teacher and chamber musician. She has wide interests in classical music, and also jazz, and folk music. She is capable of teaching and offering instructions in many areas of music.

~ Bruce Brubaker,
Chair, Piano
New England Conservatory

Yelena Neplok is one of the most talented and best-educated mucisians I have ever met. She has a tremendous command of many musical styles and is a dynamic and engaging pianist.
Ms. Neplok is an experienced piano instructor who has taught at many distinguished musical institutions, including Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education. She has worked with students on many levels, including preparation for international competitions.
Ms. Neplok performed in the finest concert halls with many of the best-known musicians. Her pioneering work with Jewish Chamber Music repertoire has earned her great international acclaim.
I have had the pleasure of working with her in several concerts and music festivals at the New England Conservatory. Her performances have always met with enthusiastic audience response and excellent reviews in the press.

~ Dr. Hankus Netsky,
Chairman, Contemporary Improvisation,
New England Conservatory
Director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band