Yakov Kasman is a dedicated teacher with more than thirty years of pedagogical experience.
Kasman is a graduate of the world famous Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, a place with legendary teaching traditions. He studied there with Mikhail Voskresensky, one the most sought-after Russian professors and pianists.Yakov Kasman served as a faculty member of the College of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. Now he is a Distinguished Professor of Piano/Artist-in-Residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition, he provides private piano lessons to the students and teachers of Birmingham Area and nationally.Kasman has been a guest teacher at Conservatory of Puerto Rico, PianoTexas International Academy and Festival, Southeastern Piano Festival, International Summer Music Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine, and more. He regularly gives master-classes around the world, including numerous master-classes at US colleges and universities, master-classes at Brevard and Sewanee Music Festivals, MTNA National Conference, Alabama Music Teachers Association and Oregon Music Teachers Association State Conferences, Tel Aviv Music Academy and Jerusalem Conservatory in Israel, Moscow College by Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Orel State Music College in Russia, Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot and Yamaha Centre in Paris, France, in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.Yakov Kasman’s students successfully continue their music education in such prominent institutions as University of Alabama, University of Kansas, Florida State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan, Texas Christian University, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Juilliard School, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and others.