Larisa Zhukovskaya began playing piano at the age of four. She won the "Talented Youth" piano competition at 8, the "Soviet Composers for Children" at 12, and the "Young Professionals" at 19. Twice she was broadcast on Russian and Latvian television as the "Piano Teachers Performing" competition winner.
Members of juries and critics distinguished her performances for their "intense emotional expression, a singing poetic touch, and brilliant technique."
Ms. Zhukovskaya earned her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music and Education for college piano instructor and solo pianist from two Russian universities: Krasnodar School of Music and Taganrog School of Music and Pedagogy.
She taught at the Neman School of Music in Russia, Tukums School of Music in Latvia, and St. Michael's Music Academy in Issaquah. She has taught at the University of Puget Sound Community Music Department since 2000.
Ms. Larisa was fascinated by the magic of the piano at a very young age. She is certain that every student has to have the opportunity to learn this magnificent instrument.