• Irina Polyakova
    Piano Instructor

    B.A., B.S., M.M., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Email: ipolyakova@leeuniversity.edu

    Irina Polyakova was born in St.Petersburg (Leningrad) Russia. She first went to the Music School for gifted children and then studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music School. Her teachers were Sofia Pozdneeva and Natalya Neginskaya. After coming to the USA in 1991 she first got her degrees in BA in Piano and BS in Marketing from the UTC . She studied with Earl Miller and Thomas Labe. She also holds Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the same school. She has a long career of teaching in both countries. In Chattanooga, she is a Piano Faculty at Cadek Conservatory of Music where she has a private studio. Her students won numerous awards at CMTA and Cadek competitions. Many of her students became piano majors. She has adjudicated at CMTA, Cadek and NFMC auditions for many years. Irina is a staff accompanist at the UTC. She collaborated with many musicians at Roland Hayes Hall, Cadek Hall and Chattanooga Music Club.

Music Events Calendar

12/02
Classic Christmas
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Classic Christmas

Celebrating its 29th year, this festive celebration of Christmas music features a variety of Lee University School of Music performers and guests.<p>

The event is free and open to the...

12/04
Faculty Brass Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Faculty Brass Quintet
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
12/13
Lessons & Carols
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Lessons & Carols
The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion join together to present a service of lessons and carols, uniting Biblical lessons relating to Christ’s birth with beautiful Christmas...
1/14
Faculty Recital: Alan Wyatt, saxophone
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

TBD
Faculty Recital: Alan Wyatt, saxophone
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
1/15
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Stephen Wilber, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Stephen Wilber, piano
This event is free, non-ticked, and open to the public.
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