Shpachenko, who has studied in the Ukraine, at the Longy School in Boston and at USC, is classical pianist and a teacher. In the six-minute video, Shpachenko shares her approach to teaching and discusses the artistry of music. Interspersed throughout the interview with her, department chair Iris Levine and piano major Charles Parsons, Shpachenko performs excerpts from Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana Op. 16 and Story Time by Peter Yates.
“You can study music until you are 90 years old, and you can constantly improve and you can constantly learn new repertoire,” she says. “I do that myself and I show that to my students. I try to be an inspiration to them in that way.”
To watch the video on YouTube, visit http://youtu.be/F1uTb7d-kc4.