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"My goal as a teacher for every student is to find that string that leads to unlimited personal development, shaping character, building stamina, and learning compassion and artistry.” 

What Colleagues and Students say about Mrs. Urick 

"I’ve known Mrs. Urick and her students for many years - she is a superb teacher with a stellar national reputation, who combines the best of the Russian School of Piano approach with the newest methods in her teaching. She stands for the highest standards of musicianship, and it’s evident from her students’ successes in music and beyond, that she is doing something very special in her guidance of them."


Marina Lomazov

Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music.

Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival.

Steinway Performing Artist 


" Olga is one of the top teachers in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. She cares deeply and passionately for her students, creating a highly supportive and energizing environment in which they flourish. It has been a joy to get to know her personally and professionally during my years in NC, and it is a privilege to continue to be her friend and colleague!"

Thomas Otten 

Professor and Head of Piano, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


"Olga is a dedicated teacher who gives an incredible amount of energy, love and cares for her students. As a result, her students have a close relationship with music and this comes through in their performances.

Kwan Yi 

Assistant Professor of Piano ECU School of Music

"Ms. Olga was my teacher for 13 years and is without a doubt one of the most supportive, formative influences in my life. Her dedication to fostering excellence in her students is unrivaled and I attribute many of my core traits to her instruction. From coordinating masterclasses for us to arranging extra lessons, she stops at nothing to ensure that her students receive the best education in music 

Sophia Hu 

Our Graduate 

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