European Academy of Music & Art Inc.

Located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 Welcome to the European Academy of Music and Art, Inc. (EAMA) – School of Music.
Our educational institution is based on the tradition of historically proven European Classical Music Pedagogy, richest with outstanding world achievements of European composers – geniuses, eminent artists – performers, and renowned musicologists.
EAMA as an institution member of the International Association for Musically Gifted Children, Inc., offers special programs for different types of musically gifted children with many exciting opportunities to participate in individually tailored programs, as well as possibilities to perform in auditions, evaluations, competitions and stage representations.
        The Academy’s curriculum is flexible depending upon a student’s desire and financial ability.
We offer private classes with various musical instruments: piano, violin, flute, trumpet, among others, as well as with music theory and music history lessons.

All private classes are geared to the psychological comfort of students based on individual abilities of learners … and provided by professional musical staff.


        The Academy accepts both categories: children and adults, beginners and advanced students.
Private and group classes begin from age 3 to all ages. EAMA offers pre-school music classes at age 3 to 5, 1st to 12th grade for general music studies (instrumental and theory lessons), and postgraduate
         Programs and repertoires are based on studies of classical music of all styles and historical periods including best examples of classical music pieces of different musical instruments as well as other categories: folk music, gospel and music, jazz studies, etc.
The school operates from morning to late evening from 8 am to 11 pm during weekdays and weekends including Saturdays and Sundays.
        Classes are also offered for toddlers, kindergarteners, pre-school, as well as home school students. Daytime and evening classes are open for every category of all ages.

Renee Tung

 S. Thalberg Souvenir de Ballo from Verdi's Opera "Un Ballo in Maschera" op. 81 by Renee Tung

 Renee Tung, 12 years old, is a student of the European Academy of Music and Arts, Inc., USA with 8 years of piano playing experience. She played this piece at a concert at the Embassy of Austria, in Washington D.C., on January 26, 2012.

  The European Academy of Music and Art, Inc., (EAMA, Inc.) was established in 1991 by Dr. Bella Eugenia Oster in Maryland, USA. The school bases on European teaching method and high standards at the international level for instrumental performance. EAMA, Inc. specializes mostly on piano study and develops other instrumental departments such as: strings, winds, theory and history, composition, etc. The school focuses on the intellectual development of
children through piano performance and training students’ ability to perform in public with classical music repertoire consisting of pieces at high level of difficulty.

         The school is affiliated with the International Associations for Musically Gifted Children, Inc. (IAMGCI) which helps children, ages 3 to 18, as well as adult’s students to participate in most advanced internationally recognized program from Pre-K through 12th grade. 


 Margaret Yin - aged 8

Margaret is a student of European Academy of Music and Art, USA. This is a live performance at Cambridge University, West Road Concert Hall. Margaret has 5 years of piano experience.

 Franz Liszt - Etude Op 1 #9 in As Dur

Anna Yang - aged 16

 Sigismond Thalberg, Fantaisie from Souvenirs of Beethoven

 Anna Yang is a student of the European Academy of Music and Arts, Inc.,USA, with 10 years of piano playing experience. She performed this piece at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, D.C. on January 26, 2012.

                                   Dr. Bella Eugenia Oster who is the Principal of EAMA, Inc. was born in Uzbekistan (USSR), and received her Ph.D. in Development of Intellectual Abilities of Children through Piano Performance from Uzbek State National University in Tashkent, USSR. She taught music in Uzbekistan, Austria, and Italy for many years before coming to the United States in 1990.
         Dr. Oster has 40 years experience as a music educator for young children (ages from 3 to 18) and college students. She is Principal and Professor of Piano Performance at EAMA, Inc., President of IAMGC, Inc., and Vice-President of the Recognition Board of the World Congress of Arts.

 Communications, Cambridge, England. Dr. Oster was selected as an outstanding musician of the 20th century in 2001 from World Bibliography Center, UK. She is also an international advisor for piano pedagogy for the same organization. Dr. Oster permanently serves as a judge for a large number of national and international competitions, and systematically provides masterclasses. 

Through a unique teaching method of Dr. Oster, her students have maintained very high

international achievements of piano performance and have been recorded on numerous CDs,
have been profiled on International and National TV programs, magazines and newspapers. A
large number of her students have been winners in international, national and state competitions.
They have performed in The White House, The State Department, The Pentagon, The U.S.
Capitol, The Department of Veterans Affairs, The United Nations, numerous Embassies in
Washington D.C., The World Bank, Carnegie Hall, NY; The Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts in Washington D.C, Lincoln Center, NY; Strathmore, MD; many International Congress
and Forums; Harvard University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, and many other
colleges and universities, hospitals and medical centers, children organizations, retirement
community, and other venues in USA and abroad.


The philosophy of teaching in the EAMA School of Music is based on the development of
students’ strong and positive personalities, deep knowledge of studying subjects and by a strong
influence of the uniqueness of a musical education.
This uniqueness consists of:
1. Many achievers from EAMA who demonstrate accelerated development within a short
period of time to reach an unusually high stage of knowledge with sophisticated
performance of very difficult pieces beyond their ages.
2. Offering individual instrumental classes, especially in piano performance privately from
very young ages from 3 to 5, based on the ability of their own reading, analysis and
interpretation of the musical pieces.
3. A special method developed by Dr. Oster who places emphasis on the effective
mobilization of the child’s concentration, very advanced stage of memorization in
learning materials, confidence, and self-esteem in public performance.
4. An efficient way to develop discipline and respect for others, friendly and positive
support to each other.
5. Active involvement of parents of students in educational procedures including the
presence of parents living private lessons and in music theory classes with no fee, and the
opportunity to videos tape lessons for educational purposes only, and to effectively assist
with the preparation of homework.
6. School’s emphasis on positive communication and friendship without require tightening
each other with a specific contract with payment over a period of months, to one year and
beyond. Monthly payments at the beginning of each month are the only requirement.
7. Inviting new prospective students and their parents to observe lessons of present students
of a similar age group in which Dr. Oster will demonstrate her method and philosophy.
8. An effective system of evaluation and examination for preparation for potential
competitions and stage performances.
9. Emphasis on public demonstration of performance of students.
10. A sufficiency to expose students to leading world performers through a large music audio
library of Dr. Oster.