Zhana G.

Zhana G.

8 Reviews
New York, NY

About Zhana G.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99


I have been a freelance violinist and a professional violin teacher for the past 30 years. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. As a private violin instructor, I firmly believe that education is impossible without student motivation and passion. As much as I love teaching, my best experience is also learning from my students.

Education - received in the Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe)
- Tbilisi State Music Academy - 7 year degree in Violin/Piano performance.
- Tbilisi State College of Music and Arts - Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance.
- Tbilisi State Music Conservatory - Master's Degree in Violin Performance.

I am very fortunate to love teaching because it allows me to share my knowledge and incredible experiences that I have acquired in my 30 years of being a musician in Europe and the United States.

Professional work experience:
- Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra - NY,NY
- Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Florida
- Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Opera House Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Sympho-Jazz Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Pop - Jazz Ensemble - Georgia

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson:
- Technique
- Theory
- Music
- Practice
All together are basic fundamentals.

My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication.

As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio set up in the living room.
Parents welcome.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel within 5 ml..

*** Specialties ***

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Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by An advanced beginner's review Zhana combines very well the two elements that are essential for a good teacher in any field: strictness and high expectations on the one hand coupled with kindness and encouragement on the other. I have only had six weeks of lessons with her so far, but I have already learned a lot and can compare her favorably with other instructors. April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great violin tutor Zhana is very patient, pleasant and professional tutor. My son is a beginner, now he has the confidence to continue play violin and join the school orchestra. December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great teacher She has a very good way to teach children. We almost give up to learnt violin after taking private classes in 92y that my 5 years old didn't liked. After few weeks with Zhana my daughter told me she love violin. December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by She knows how to help me fix my old problems, and aquire new skills One of the best teachers I have ever known. She knows a student's need well enough to help them reach their goals in taking lessons. October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zhana is a great teacher! I am an international student and not very good at English, but Zhana was very nice and patient. She was a great teacher and I would love to take more lessons with her when I come back NY. Thank you Zhana!! September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zhana is an excellent teacher with plenty of patience. Having had other violin teachers I can tell that Zhana contoured her teaching specifically for me. She is a wonderful teacher with plenty of encouragement and at the same time does not allow me to take it too easy on myself. Just what I need. February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zhana is a excellent teacher She teaches very good techniques and also tells me excellent ways to practice and improve myself. January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zhana is a wonderful teacher. She emphasizes proper way of learning and good technique which leads to creating a harmonious melody. She is patient and understanding of my needs and capabilities and most importantly, she is very encouraging. I enjoy my meetings with her. June 28, 2012