Music Is the Universal
Language of Mankind

Call Us at (877) 818-5092
Durham, NC 27705-5469



The Owner and Instructor, Elena Marinina

My name is Elena Marinina. During my late teens and mid 20s, I attended the Odessa Conservatory where I studied the classical piano, voice, lyrical-dramatic soprano, and chorus conducting. In May of 2000, I graduated from the conservatory with an MA degree and joined my husband in Boston, Massachusetts.

In May of 2001, I became a mother of wonderful twins, Alexandr and Anastasia. Balancing our careers and kids, my family eventually settled in Durham, North Carolina, where I founded Do-Re-Mi-Instructors. I am a mother myself, so I understand the viewpoint of children and know how to teach and encourage all levels of learning.

I handpick those who help me instruct so that your child receives the best instruction. Giving children a special skill and
sense of accomplishment is a pleasure. I delight in watching a child light up when they play, and I am so proud of them when they achieve.

Elena Singing, In-Home Music Instruction in Durham, NC
To view a clip of Elena Marinina singing, click here.



MEET  Ms. Bonnie Kirk-  board certified Music Therapist 

with experience working with special needs children and children with developmental delays and autism.She is also a vocal, piano and guitar coach. Recently relocated from New York, Ms. Kirk holds philosophy to be true for people as both an educator and music therapist in all stages of human growth and development.Ms. Kirk experience include not only working with children, but providing an educational in-service series of "caring for caretaker" for the parents of the children.Her mission as a music therapist is to "give individuals the tools and guide them to a sense of joy in acquiring knowledge and skills, emotional and physical support they need to mature effectively and grow accordingly."

Olga Sharapa, M.A.

Master's Degree of Music in Piano Performance;BA in Piano and Choral Conducting. Instructor trained in Belarus, Russia and USA, has 10 years of experience. Excellent personality, extensive performing experience in several piano competitions, can teach all levels and all styles. She is very enthusiastic and friendly teacher with whome students feel very comfortable.






Chanee has received both Bachelor in Arts and Sciences of Music, degrees in Violin Performance and Jazz studies and a Master in Network information Sciences Management from NC Central Univercity studying under Dr. Timothy Holley. She is currently a private teacher, teaching violin and beginner piano as well as playing for local churches in the area.





Matthew Wilson


 Matthew Wilson -has been playing the guitar obsessively since he was 8 years old. As he grew older and started running out of Beatles songs to learn, his playing began to progressively absorb elements of (in order of absorption) bluegrass, metal, ska, jazz, free improvisation, punk rock, and R&B. Matthew received a BA in Music (Jazz emphasis) from the University of California, San Diego. He has played in almost every kind of band over the years, from instrumental surf rock trio to musical theatre pit orchestra. These days he concentrates on writing and performing his own music, occasionally throwing in a Fiona Apple cover or two to keep things real. 









Contact Do-Re-Mi-Instructors in Durham, North Carolina, for more information
on the instructor, Elena Marinina, and our in-home music instruction for children.