About Bay Breeze Music Studio

Mission Statement

The mission of Bay Breeze Music Studio is to provide quality instruction in all aspects of piano, voice, and guitar and to build a solid foundation for life long growth through music.

In pursuing this mission, the studio offers an individualized and innovative curriculum to students of every age that broadens their view of the world, from J.S. Bach to J. Bieber. Lesson plans are designed to motivate students to work productively, to strive for success, to achieve goals, and to progress rapidly.

About Dr. Olga Cehelska

Olga Cehelska - Bay Breeze Music Studio

Dr. Olga Cehelska, Director of Bay Breeze Music Studio, teaches piano, voice, and guitar to students from the age of three to eighty-five. Levels include beginners to advanced. She incorporates computerized and traditional music theory into every lesson, while older students also experience the benefits of music analysis. Every student receives a CD of his/her best performances. Goal setting is an important aspect of every lesson. Music history, composition, and performance techniques are also a part of her integrative style of teaching.

Dr. Cehelska has a wealth of experience in teaching, research, and performance. A highly respected music educator, she studied piano, voice, music theory, composition, and music history at Temple University’s College of Music. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Education. Interested in psychology and the effects of music on human behavior, Dr. Cehelska went on to receive her Master of Music in Music Therapy from the University of Miami’s School of Music. While at the university, she won first place in the Graduate Research Award, Southeast Conference, from the National Association of Music Therapy. Her research in rhythmic pattern reproduction was published in the Journal of Music Therapy. Well versed in the field of scientific research, she went on to obtain a Master of Science from the American College of Holistic Health, and later her PhD in holistic nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health.

Ms. Olga often performs in recital on piano and guitar, as well as on the 67 string Ukrainian national instrument, the bandura. She worked with Young Audiences of Virginia for nearly five years, and brought Eastern European history and music to thousands of students through her dynamic one woman show, “Echoes of Ukraine”. Dr. Cehelska has performed for civic and music groups, as well as on radio and television. A flight instructor since her mid twenties, she often incorporates the principles of flight into her music lessons, to the delight of her students.

Ms. Olga comes from a diverse multicultural background. Born to Ukrainian parents in an Austrian refugee camp, administered by the French government, you will find Olga Cehelska listed in “Who’s Who of American Women”, and “Who’s Who in America”.