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Ellen Piano Studio
Art Studio
Eton School Chess Team
Da Vinci Chess Team
BCA Chess Team
Cascadia School Chess Team
MAC Chess Team
ELLEN Chess Club
Math Class
Electronic Class

In business since 1999


We give private and group lessons in your home or our classes


Chess, Math, Physics, Art, Piano lessons for students of all levels from kindergarten to university with experienced teachers



v     Weekend group lessons in Ellen Chess Club  

v     Weekdays group lessons in school chess clubs on the Eastside

v     Private lessons in your home in mutually convenient time

v     Lessons include:

o       Lectures on chess topics

o       Puzzles bases on our chess curriculum

o       Playing time



v     Private lessons in your home or our studio

v     We are members of National Guild of Piano Teaches

v     We have recitals twice a year and exam with the Guild professors once a year

v     Our program is a combination of Russian and US methods which proved to give great results.


Math, Physics, Art:

v     Group and private lessons in your home or our studio

v     Program competes with the best private schools in the state



v     Group lessons in main campus every Friday





Address is:  


4624 194 WAY NE
Sammamish, WA 98074





                                                    Dear parents!



 According to an article printed in the San Francisco Chronicle, titled “Stanford Study Links Arts Classes to Academic Achievement,” Stanford professor Shirley Brice Heath is responsible for this research and is also a senior scholar at the Carnegie foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The article stated that students who participate in after-school music and art programs are “more likely to win academic awards and achievements.” The article also stated that research has shown that children, who partake in the arts and music, tend to use and therefore develop more advanced linguistic and cognitive thinking skills. This includes long-term planning, as well as critiquing and focused attention, which has both social and academic benefits

This research also found four major benefits for after-school additional lessons. First, students are four times more likely to win an academic award. Secondly, they are eight times more likely to receive a community service award. Third, they are three times more likely to win a school attendance award and lastly, they are four times more likely to participate in a math or science fair.

When comparing students who took the SAT in 1995, studies found that those who “studied the arts and music for more than four years scored higher than students who did not. The scores were 59 points higher on the verbal section and 44 points higher in the math.”

Even with these staggering findings, most students do not participate in the weekly arts and music. Also, it is additional education that is the first to go when there is a budget cut in schools because it is an “expendable frill.” Most unfortunately, today only one in four students in the United States has the opportunity to participate in some form of art activity.  

You won't have to spend time brining kids to our School - we can come to your house for private lessons at mutually convenient time.

We use the world best teaching methods, and our students quickly make progress. Our chess students are champions in their grades. Our piano students are first place winners in music competitions.



                       Elena Chepur

                       Slava Mikhayluk 





contact Elena 425/445-6829


ELENA CHEPUR, popular piano teacher and a Chair-person of the National Guild of Piano Teachers  offers lessons in the studio or your home. 

Music is a part of me. I have a bachelor degree and more than 22 years of teaching experience. I have lived in the US for 10 years, and I have been giving piano lessons for about 9 years. I really love my job and my students.

My assistant is my son Slava. He graduated Music School in Russia and was laureate of several piano tournaments.

 Our lesson includes a big number of exercises for hands and fingers development and improving the ear for music, Scales, Solfeggio, Music Theory, Music Literature, Practical Lessons, Classical Music, Modern Music, Dance Music, Popular music from Children Moves.

 Our students memorize all the pieces they play. Twice a year we have a recital for parents and friends. Once a year we have an audition before a professor from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Every student gets a certificate with an official level based on the number, difficulty and quality of the prepared pieces.

 We choose music books for my students. If you don't have a piano, I can help you find one.  Last year we took 6 my students to the Performing Art Eastside Competition. Two of them received “Good Performer” certificate; other 3 received “Honorable Mention”, and my best level 5 student received “Excellence in Performance”. 

We use my own teaching method which proved to give high quality results fast. We give lessons to student of all ages starting with 5.

Wish you the best in music education.


Contact Slava 425/445-1308


Chess Senior Master Washington State Champion SLAVA MIKHAILUK ofers lessons and consultation for students of any age and level.



 Chess is a both a good educational tool and sport. It tichers kids to concentrate, make lological decisions, and compete. Also, chess is just a fune game. 

I started playing chess at the age of 11. By the time of high school graduation, I was master and played on Russian national level. Three yers ago I played in the US championship. I am four times WA state champion.

Over the last 7 years I have been given chess lessons. My students take part in lokal and national tournaments, and they are on top of their grades. I have several state champions. One of my students finished 3-rd in 3-rd grade National championship.


Most of the kids  play successfully in adult tournaments.

I offer a wide variety of puzzles and exercises on improving the students' play. During the course I cover all the major aspects of modern chess including opening theory, main endgame positions, standard middle game patterns and more. My lessons are based on Russian chess system which brought up many strongest champions.

I will be working with my father, Gennady Chepur. He was a teacher in Russia. He was my first chess coach, and currently helps me with the lessons. Gennady will substitute me when I go play in tournaments.


I give both private and group lessons in schools and at students' homes.