Anna Tsukervanik

Anna T.

Port Jefferson, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then” to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.

T.H. White, The Once and Future King

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Anna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2007

Please be advised that the schedule will be discussed/confirmed on a weekly basis. I can work additional hours pending the mutual schedule agreement

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1987, Anna started her studies at the age of 4 at the Uspensky Specialist Music School. Her first solo performance was at the age of 8. At the age of 14, she took first prize in the Glazunov International Violin Competition in Paris. She is the Grand-Prix winner of the International Violin Competition held in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). In 2009 Anna performed with the Gunma Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival in Tokyo, and in concert series with the Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg (Germany), conducted by Claus-Peter Modest, held in Bukhara (Uzbekistan). In 2013 she performed a debut recital in New York City at the Lyric Chamber Music Society. Anna has served as Concertmaster of the Lynn University Philharmonia in Boca Raton, FL. Participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Guillermo Figueroa, Schmuel Ashkenasi, Daniel Heifetz, Elmar Oliveira, Philip Setzer, Ilya Kaler, Philip Fowke, Mikhail Gotzdinner; as a member of orchestra performed under the baton of John Nelson, Albert-George Schram, Jon Robertson, Guillermo Figueroa, Greg Ritchey; worked and performed with such distinguished artists, as Ilya Kaler, Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, Yael Weiss, and Ralph Kirshbaum. Anna graduated with MM from Lynn University in 2015. In May 2019, Anna will obtain her Doctoral degree in Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook.

*** 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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Violin/Viola Teacher
Dec 2017 - Present
The New York Conservatory of Music

Violin/Viola Teacher
Feb 2014 - Present

Violin/Viola Teacher
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Herald School of Music and Arts

Teaching Assistant
Feb 2012 - May 2015
Lynn University Conservatory of Music

Violin Teacher
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Bravo! Academy of Performing Arts

Violin Teacher, Small Ensemble coach
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
RSMAL named after R.Glier

Republic Special Music Academic Lyceum


D.M.A. in Violin Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
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


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Apr 2013

Score: 95


First division winner
Nov 2013
Music Teachers National Association of Florida State
Nov 2013
Lynn University's Harold and Patricia Topple Endowed Scholar
Apr 2012
National Society of Arts and Letters
Oct 2006
New Names Fund
May 2006
International Violin Competition, Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan)
First prize
Apr 2005
International Violin Competition named after A. Glazunov, Paris (France)


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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Photos & Videos

MYO Performing at Carnegie Hall

A serious conversation!

my kids play Ch.Dancla's Violin Trio
I work with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome diagnosed kids for over 2 years.
Violin Concerto No.2, Op.35 (Rieding, Oskar) - 3.Allegro moderato
My kids!

Ella, 6 years old

Playing duet!
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31 Reviews

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Alana Jul 3, 2019
Violin · Online

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

Lynn Feb 9, 2019
Viola · Online

I like to study with Ms. Anna T. She's easy to understand and follow.

Monika Oct 7, 2018
Violin · Online

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.

Khanh Oct 3, 2018
Violin · Online

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.

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Raymond R. Jul 5, 2018
Violin · Online

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.

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Kennede Aug 2, 2017
Violin · Online

Excellent temperament. Off to a great start.

Suzanne A. Sep 27, 2016
Violin · Online

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.

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Unni K. Sep 1, 2016
Violin · Online

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.

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YITONG L. Jul 2, 2016
Violin · Online

Really Nice experience to learn with Anna!

Annika Jun 2, 2016
Violin · Online

Looking forward to the next lesson. Anna is a great teacher!!

Renee L. May 27, 2016
Violin · Online

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.

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Kilah May 15, 2016
Violin · Online

We are very happy with Anna and her teaching style. She is patient and thoughtful. She made the first lesson very enjoyable.

Juli May 6, 2016
Violin · Online

Great first lesson. My daughter felt very comfortable and is looking forward to the next lesson.

Sarah J. May 3, 2016
Violin · Online

Anna is great and the girl likes her!

Sarah K. Apr 7, 2016
Violin · In home

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!

Brianna R. Jan 31, 2016
Violin · Online

We had a great first lesson! My daughter is looking forward to many more lessons with Anna.

Nikola Jan 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

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

Susan Gaire Jan 25, 2016
Violin · Online

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.

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Insu Hong Jan 19, 2016
Violin · Online

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.

Unni K. Jan 9, 2016
Violin · Online

Fantastic instructor. Very patient.

Orianna Best Dec 1, 2015
Violin · Online

Very thorough and very patient:)

Zsuzsanna K. Nov 25, 2015
Violin · Online

Very patient, great teacher! I am so privileged to have her teach me to advance in my skills! Highly recommended!

Insu Hong Nov 12, 2015
Violin · Online

She's really good teacher with kind and friendly attitude.

Vikki Oct 28, 2015
Violin · Online

Anna is a very knowledgeable, talented, and patient teacher. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Richard D. Sep 28, 2015
Violin · Online

Anna is serious, patient and fun. All in perfect balance. I can't imagine a better teacher.

Eva E. Oct 22, 2014
Violin · In studio

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.

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Lesley S. Sep 15, 2014
Violin · In studio

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.

Brenda B. Jul 24, 2014
Violin · Online

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.

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S S. May 8, 2014
Violin ·

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!

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Mario C. Mar 11, 2014
Violin ·

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.

Airin U. Mar 11, 2014
Violin ·

Intro to Violin

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.

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