Stepan Sinitsa was born in Kazakhstan and started to take violin lessons in 1999, at the age of six, from Irina Mehalevna, a teacher whose primary goal was to raise competitive musicians. In 2002 he joined an elite string chamber orchestra which he traveled with across the country for concerts, participated in various competitions, and performed on the radio, in festivals, during political events, and on other broadcasted media. In 2004, The orchestra participated in the National Competition of Kazakhstan and won second place. Stepan moved to the United States in 2006. Not long after, he became a principal violin at the Sacramento Youth Symphony Orchestra where he played for two years. In the years here, he studied under the supervision of Alexander Robo, Bakyt Bekdjanov, Anna Presler, Yang Swenson, Andrew Luchanskiy, Irina Samarina. Also, took viola lessons from Anna Kruger. Studying under different teachers resolved in obtaining a lot of insight on teaching and playing techniques. In 2018 Stepan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the California Sacramento State University. Currently, he continues his education at California’s Sacramento State University and is working on receiving his master’s degree in musical performance.Stepan has had 4 years of private lessons, Violin and Viola teaching experience, and at Sacramento State University, he participated in the String Project, whose goal was to prepare musicians for their future teaching carriers. He strives to have good communicative relationships with his students. His teaching method revolves around building a solid foundation of technique, development of the right posture, and effective practicing. All of these are key components in becoming a good musician. He teaches theory, ear training, sight reading, and prepares students for the ABRSM Royal test and the CM test. Stepan is also video recording each of his lessons and shares those recording with student’s parents, which allows his students to have more efficient practices at home. Stepan’s students participate in festivals, orchestras, and recitals, and he helps them prepare for such events. Overall, he prioritizes his students and their pursuit of music.
Radayeva Music Studio
1228 Quarry Lane Pleasanton, Ca. "A"