Congratulations to everyone played in Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra today! Very good work! Fantastic performance from our soloists Nicola Monteiro and Zoe Sitsky, and of course, our concertmaster Elena Tuktarova . Bravo!

Jackie Wong, guest conductor of ESCO


Elena is a very enthusiastic teacher. She always encourages me to push my skills further, which has helped me to improve my violin playing quickly. I really like how Elena teaches sheet music along with playing the violin, this makes both easier to understand and learn. I would keenly recommend Elena for anyone looking to learn to the violin!

Monica, 28 y.o. student

Elena, you are a wonderfully passionate violin teacher who inspires my son, Lachie, each time he turns up for his lesson. Thank you for your unquenchable enthusiasm and persistence to make sure he learns the violin with the correct technique. I could not believe the first duet you played together after only a couple of lessons. It was simple but so beautiful.
Your ability to play and teach the violin is a wonderful gift. We are so thrilled to have found you.

Rachel, Lachlan mother.

Elena is a nice, friendly teacher. She is a teacher who goes through work steadily and in a pace. She is a great teacher who really improve my skills toward intermediate, I like how she plays games on a lessons and tries to explain as much as it is possible. Elena is a good violin teacher who sets great goals toward students.

Maria, 10 y.o. student


Have you seen her bow flashing?? You did? So, you should learn how to do it as soon as possible too!

Rouse Hill Anglican School HSC head of juries


I didn’t have a chance to tell you how much Rochelle and I enjoyed listening to you teaching the high school girl when we arrived at your studio last Thursday.  It was such a dramatic and heart-touching piece that we had the privilege to listen to you playing so intimately.  In fact your musical moment inspired me to book Zukerman trio (violin, cello and piano) for our family which will be performed in the Utzon room of Sydney Opera House next month.  We grabbed the last 5 tickets!  It will sure be a different experience from the big concert hall performance.  I’m so looking forward to it.


Jessie, 8 years old student mom