Music Preparatory School
Dr. Elena Dorozhkina has graduated from Saint-Petersburg State Music Conservatory, Russia and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of North Texas, the USA. Dr. Dorozhkina is a director of the Music Preparatory School at Clayton State University, and also serves as a President of Atlanta Music Teachers Association along with being a Chair of Atlanta Piano Festival. Elena has over twenty years of teaching piano experience ranging from the elementary school to university levels. She teaches private and group piano lessons at the CSU Music Preparatory School, Atlanta International School, and her home studio in Atlanta, GA.
While teaching children and adults, Elena shares her passion and dedication to music and bestows rich traditions and methods of both, Russian and American piano schools. Elena believes that every student is able to develop in to a great musician and a more beautiful person because music is a miracle!
Violin & Viola
Mrs. Bridget Long graduated from Goshen College, a small liberal arts college in Northern Indiana in 2001 where she focused on violin and music education.She completed her Master’s in Music Education at the University of Georgia in 2007.For 20 years Ms. Long has taught students ranging in age from 4 years old-adult.Ms. Long began teaching string orchestra with Clayton County Public Schools in 2002.She is currently the orchestra director for the Fine Arts Magnet Program at M. D. Roberts Middle School. Ms. Long was named Teacher of the Year at M. D. Roberts Middle School and was a County Finalist in 2014.Ms. Long also teaches Henry for Music’s Youth Orchestra United in Stockbridge, GA.She has a passion for teaching beginning and intermediate students and loves watching students growing musically.Ms. Long is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the American String Teachers Association.When she is not teaching, Ms. Long is creating memories with her children, Isabel and Connor.
Guitar and Other Fretted Instruments
Dr. William Hearn
* Full-time Clayton State faculty