"Elena’s musical range is versatile—she can be as powerful in a Mahler symphony as she is delicate in a Debussey sonata. Her skills as a teacher match her excellence as a performer. Elena’s pedagogy shows results for dedicated students, who have been accepted to many elite conservatories and universities over the years. "
"There were many beautiful performances, but we noticed that the majority of the most advanced performers had the same teacher’s name written in the program—Elena Mashkovtseva."
- Amy Dyson, Studio West
"Elena is a wonderful teacher and performer. I fell in love with her music and trusted my daughter to her instruction 12 years ago. My daughter is now studying harp in a major music conservatory with a full scholarship. Elena also accepts adult students like myself. We do not learn as quickly as young children, but she teaches every student with profound patience, effectiveness and enthusiasm. There's no question about her knowledge and skills in music, and her warm personality. I feel truly lucky to be her student!"
- Yuka Morikawa