About Dr. Nelly

Welcome! My name is Nelly Matova, but the students call me Dr. Nelly. I started studying music when I was seven years old and since then, I haven't stopped learning about music. After years of daily practice, performances, and education
(I hold a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees,) I have lots of information to share with you.      

I teach beginners to advanced students of all ages, and perform regularly as a soloist, choir conductor, accompanist, and singer.

I will guide you, lead you and inspire you to find an unexpected side of you. My goal is not only to teach you how to play and understand music, but to learn how to enjoy playing music when on your own.

Most importantly, I will inspire you to become a passionate music lover and music advocate for life!

You can see me in my studio in Urbana.



Urbana-Champaign metro area, IL

Are you a busy professional who has no time to come to the studio? No problem.
A lesson in your home is another option you have (additional charges apply).



  • 30 min. individual private lessons (for children beginners only)
  • 45 min. individual private lessons (for intermediate students and adults)
  • 45 min. group theory/ear training lessons (for early advanced students)
  • 60 min. individual private lessons (for advanced students)
  • 60 min. group theory/ear training lessons                                                         (for everyone interested in the music science)
  • 75 min. individual private lessons (advanced students)

Email Dr. Matova for info about current tuition.

**Now accepting new students for the Summer
   and Fall semesters.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday    10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday              10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday                 Closed



Studio Holidays

Summer vacation:

Winter vacation:
December 23 - January 3

School Year

Fall semester:
August 31 - December 21

Spring semester:
January 4 - May 31

Summer semester flexible:

June, July, August flexible: 6+ lessons scheduling


Check or Cash only

Monthly:  Due date: 20th of each month.

By Semester:  Due date August 20th, December 20th, May 20th

Visit My Music Blog!


"If music be the food of love,
                            play on."

                                               - William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night


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