Anna Tsukervanik
Port Jefferson, NY
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Anna Tsukervanik

Anna T.

Port Jefferson, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am happy to offer professional training in violin for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. I have 8 years of teaching experience in an academic environment. I have worked extensively with students of various ages. We will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals to achieve best expected results.

About Anna T.

I am happy to offer professional training in violin for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. I have 8 years of teaching experience in an academic and private environment. I have worked extensively with students of various ages. We will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals to achieve best expected results.

***Bio***
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, violinist Anna Tsukervanik has received praise for her "ferocious" and "sensitive" performances. She gave her first solo performance at the age of eight and at fourteen received first prize at the Glazunov International Violin Competition in Paris. She is also the Grand-Prix winner of the International Violin Competition in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. Anna’s solo appearances include her debut recital at the Lyric Chamber Music Society in New York City, as well as performances at the Gunma Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival in Tokyo and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Anna recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University as a student of Philip Setzer and Hagai Shaham. She is a graduate of the Uspensky Specialist Music School, the State Conservatoire of Uzbekistan, and Lynn University.


*** Lesson Details ***
The first lesson is a process of establishing professional contact between a student and a teacher, therefore I will ask you to do a couple of exercises in order to figure out your current level. I will then recommend you the appropriate repertoire.

You may also require specific repertoire you would like to work on (applies to both beginners and advanced students). I will be happy to help you with the preparation for an audition, recital, juries, etc.

Additionally, I work with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome students, and study the subject seriously.


*** Required Equipment ***
Laptop, good quality internet connection, music stand (preferable)

For beginner students: I will be happy to provide you with necessary/recommended materials

*** Specialties ***
Music Education for Beginners, Advanced Students, and Students with disabilities (Asperger's, ADHD), Children Psychology, Educating Games

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Alana
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She is very patient with my daughter. My daughter has been consistently improving after 5 lessons.

Posted Jul 3, 2019
Lynn
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I like to study with Ms. Anna T. She's easy to understand and follow.

Posted Feb 9, 2019
Monika
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Anna is an excellent and very patient teacher. I am an adult student that has zero experience in music but in the last few weeks I’ve learned how to read music and actually how to use my violin all thanks to Anna.

Posted Oct 7, 2018
Khanh
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Anna is skilled at both her art and her instruction. Right away she helped fix my posture, which has been a problem since I started violin four years ago. She is patient when I have difficulty sight-reading, play out of tune, and even when she knows I haven't practiced enough. Anna is also super punctual yet flexible with rescheduling. I really recommend Anna whether you are a dedicated musician or just want to keep a little music in your life.

Posted Oct 3, 2018
Raymond R.
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I am an older adult learner, just starting to learn violin with no musical background. Anna had good practical suggestions and regimented learning plan that should yield results. We used Skype for the on-line lesson and it was convenient enough and personal enough. I am in the desert South of Abu Dhabi, so violin teachers are hard to find and teachers of Anna's caliber are impossible to find.

Posted Jul 5, 2018
Kennede
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Excellent temperament. Off to a great start.

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Suzanne A.
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It has been a wonderful experience taking lessons with Anna. Learning to play the violin later in life can be a challenge for both teacher and student. Anna is a talented professional whose love for the violin blends seamlessly with her teaching style. She is a fantastic teacher who has taught me more about music and the violin than I ever expected.

Posted Sep 27, 2016
Unni K.
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I do not have ear for music nor have any prior knowledge on music. I was very skeptical so I was not really committed to it. But Anna understood my limitation and motivated me to see music in different way and now I love it. I have been taking classes with her now more than six months and hands down best Violin teacher. She is very patient, motivating, funny and most of all very talented and knows how to make music stick for non-musical people like me.
Thank you so much for introducing me to violin in a right way that now I like to play for playing.

Posted Sep 1, 2016
YITONG L.
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Really Nice experience to learn with Anna!

Posted Jul 2, 2016
Annika
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Looking forward to the next lesson. Anna is a great teacher!!

Posted Jun 2, 2016
Renee L.
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Anna is such an amazing teacher. I am a beginner/intermediate violin player and she is so patient with me. She is very supportive even though I'm an old lady just trying to sound like a really good violin player one day.

I really appreciate her.

Posted May 27, 2016
Kilah
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We are very happy with Anna and her teaching style. She is patient and thoughtful. She made the first lesson very enjoyable.

Posted May 15, 2016
Juli
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Great first lesson. My daughter felt very comfortable and is looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted May 6, 2016
Sarah J.
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Anna is great and the girl likes her!

Posted May 3, 2016
Sarah K.
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My daughter has had three lessons so far, and I can already see an improvement in her . She is always looking forward to her next class!

Posted Apr 7, 2016
Brianna R.
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We had a great first lesson! My daughter is looking forward to many more lessons with Anna.

Posted Jan 31, 2016
Nikola
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Anna had a great start with my daughter. She taught her already many most valuable details to improve her technique. We are looking forward to the next lesson

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Susan Gaire
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My first lesson was great. We reviewed my bowing, fingering technique and covered the different primary strokes. Anna was very upbeat and patient with my scratchy attempts! I look forward to developing a solid base of good technique and building upon it with further instruction.

Posted Jan 25, 2016
Insu Hong
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Anna is one of the best teacher's I've had. She was very professional and I liked the material that she taught as well as the amount of time she took to make sure I understood everything.

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Unni K.
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Fantastic instructor. Very patient.

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Orianna Best
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Very thorough and very patient:)

Posted Dec 1, 2015
Zsuzsanna K.
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Very patient, great teacher! I am so privileged to have her teach me to advance in my skills! Highly recommended!

Posted Nov 25, 2015
Insu Hong
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She's really good teacher with kind and friendly attitude.

Posted Nov 12, 2015
Vikki
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Anna is a very knowledgeable, talented, and patient teacher. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Posted Oct 28, 2015
Richard D.
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Anna is serious, patient and fun. All in perfect balance. I can't imagine a better teacher.

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Eva E.
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Anna is an exceptional teacher. I wish I had a teacher like her when I was young, learning to play violin. Now I'm a senior and trying to relearn what I have forgotten in the last 50 years. Anna is very patient, she has an incredible knowledge of music and violin. The best violin teacher one can have.

Posted Oct 22, 2014
Lesley S.
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So far so good. My granddaughter (6) is not the most cooperative child but Anna is wonderful at keeping her engaged. I could not have found anyone better.

Posted Sep 15, 2014
Brenda B.
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Anna is an awesome instructor for my 12 year old daughter who is a beginner. Each lesson my daughter learns something new and progresses on the violin. Anna does a great job of teaching the basic techniques and not letting my daughter develop bad habits. Anna gives clear feedback: she praises what was done well and corrects what needs improvement. Anna encourages my daughter to excellence while making the lessons fun. My daughter loves violin lessons with Anna and looks forward to each lesson.

Posted Jul 24, 2014
S S.

Great teacher!!

Anna is an outstanding teacher who really understands how to get through to a student! She places a lot of emphasis on physical aspects of violin technique such as relaxation, that often go unaddressed by most teachers, leading to future problems.

The most striking thing about Anna's pedagogical style is that she is truly passionate about bringing the music to life. She constantly emphasizes the emotional interpretation of the music, however simple the piece may be, and ensures that the student projects the right tonal quality and color to bring out these interpretations.

Working with her has been a great experience, and I always eagerly look forward to the next lesson!

Posted May 8, 2014
Mario C.

Learned a lot in the first lesson.

As a beginner and first meeting she is very professional and a good teacher and learned so much.

Posted Mar 11, 2014
Airin U.

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It is a delight to have Miss Anna to be Airin's teacher. Her passion in violin is encompassing. An inspiration!

Miss Anna's teaching style is encompassing. She showed Airin the fundamentals of playing the instrument at a level that a 12-year old is inspired to play. She also showed many components needed to get involved in learning how to play the instrument - very informative.

I look forward to Airin's next lesson. Thank you, Miss Anna.

Posted Mar 11, 2014

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Experience

Violin Instructor
Oct 2019 - Present

The Long Island Tutoring Academy

Hillside, NY

Violinist | Principal
Sep 2018 - Present

Symphony in C

Violin/Viola Instructor
Dec 2017 - Present

The New York Conservatory of Music

Syosset, NY

Violin/Viola Instructor
Feb 2014 - Present

TakeLessons.com

San Diego, CA

Violin Instructor
Oct 2019 - Mar 2020

The Knox School & Knox Summer Adventures

Stony Brook, NY

Violin/Viola Instructor
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Herald School of Music and Arts

Flushing, Queens, NY

Teaching Assistant
Feb 2012 - May 2015

Lynn University Conservatory of Music

Boca Raton, FL

Violin Instructor
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Bravo! Academy of Performing Arts

Boca Raton, FL

Violin Instructor, Small Ensemble coach
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

RSMAL named after R.Glier

Republic Special Music Academic Lyceum Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Education

D.M.A. in Violin Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Stony Brook University

M.M. in Violin Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015

Lynn University Conservatory of Music

B.M. in Violin Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011

State Conservatory of Uzbekistan

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TOEFL
Apr 2013

ETS

Score: 95

Awards

Recognition for outstanding achievement in chamber music
May 2016

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Scholarship
Nov 2013

Lynn University's Harold and Patricia Topple Endowed Scholar

First division winner
Nov 2013

Music Teachers National Association of Florida State

Scholarship
Apr 2012

National Society of Arts and Letters

Scholarship
Oct 2006

New Names Fund

Grand-Prix
May 2006

International Violin Competition

First prize
Apr 2005

International Violin Competition named after A. Glazunov

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Apr 2019
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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