Piano and Vocal Instructor
Meruyert Iles, Mary, came from a beautiful country called Kazakhstan. As long as she can remember she's always been in love with music. Mary has been singing since she was a little girl. She started her musical education in Republican Secondary Music School for Gifted Children named after Kulyash Baiseitova - a famous Kazakh opera singer. In 2013 she continued her education in Kazakh National Conservatory, where she studied choral conducting and piano. After graduation from Conservatory, Mary continued her studies and received her Master’s degree in Art Sciences.
During her studies at the Conservatory, Mary was participating in different musical events and competitions. In 2014 she won First Prize in International Piano competition in Astana and in 2015 she became a winner of the Republican Choir Competition in Almaty.
In 2016, Mary started her work with the young children in CIS group, where she taught piano, voice, and solfeggio. Through this work combined with volunteering at the hospitals for kids with cancer, and in local music schools as a teacher and a singer in mini-operas, Mary gained extensive experience in teaching music to children, approaching it from different prospectives and delivering quality instruction in versatile conditions.
Generously sharing her love and admiration for music with her students is Mary's principal teaching statement. That is what makes her approach special, and fills the lessons with the glowing excitement and joy.