Violetta Bushuyeva

Master Piano teacher

Mrs. Violetta Bushuyeva is the founder and owner of Edelweiss Music Center

She has graduated from Dnipropetrovsk College of Pedagogy, Music Department, University of Sports, Human Health Department (Russia)

Her teaching experience is 35 years.

During her pedagogical career she has trained hundreds of students for musical performances, presentations and shows.

Her motto is "Let's shape the talent together!"

Anatolii Haretc

Master Piano teacher

Mr. Anatolii Harets has graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Academy of Music,  in 2005

He began his musical career as a Soloist and participant and a winner in National and International Competitions.

He has over 15 years of teaching experience.

Currently he teaches advanced students who need to improve their advanced master pieces for National Auditions and Competitions.

Galina Melnikova

Vocal & Guitar Instructor 

Mrs. Galina Melnikova is a graduate of Perm State University and Music College in Perm, Russia. She is an enthusiastic teacher and passionate about her students’ success.

She has over 15 years of teaching experience 

and many of her students are successful performers.

Ms. Melnikova has made a name for herself as one of the South Bay’s most sought music instructors.  

Nadezhda Sokolova

Vocal Coach 

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Nadezhda Sokolova

Vocal Coach

Mrs. Nadezhda Sokolova has studied  linguistics, phonetics, and academic singing at  the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow (Russia) prior to moving to the United States.


She has 10 years of voice teaching experience privately and while being part of a musical studio.


Currently Nadeshda is studying Music Education at the SJSU School of Music and Dance (Spring 2022).


During her lessons Nadezhda focuses  on the vocal technique and diction, helping her students to find their true singing style, and develop  their abilities through improving  breathing technique and music awareness during the learning process.

Jim Leadbetter

Drum Instructor

Mr. Jim Leadbetter has been playing drums since 26 years. He started teaching drums from 2009.  Along with teaching drums, Jim is a passionate about performing. He started his band in 1998 and has performed in more than 1000 shows