- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
T.H. White, The Once and Future King
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2007
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 from the Uspensky School in 2007 and entered the State Conservatoire of Uzbekistan. Currently, Anna is studying with Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet for her Doctoral Degree in Violin Performance at Stony Brook University, NY.
*** Lesson Details ***
The very first lesson is a process of establishing professional contact between a student and a teacher; couple of exercises will be given in order to figure out the current level of a student. Then recommended material will be chosen.
You may also require what repertoire you would like to work on (either for beginners or advanced students). I have all the books/scores for Suzuki Violin School, Maia Bang, etc. I also work with Russian Violin Books (ex. "Yuniy Skripach" ("Young Violinist")).
I also work with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome students, and study the subject seriously,
May vary, depending on convenience of both the student and the teacher. I will always do my best to find the best time that would work for you. So please, do not look at my availability schedule, it is all very wobbly! Just allow me to contact you, and I am sure we will figure something out!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Online lessons available!
For beginners: I have all the materials (music, score, flash cards)
For advanced students: we can work on either material you have or I can provide you with recommended material (music, score, technical material)
*** Specialties ***
Music Education for Beginners, Advanced Students, and Students with disabilities (Asperger's, etc.), Children Psychology, Educating Games
Republic Special Music Academic Lyceum
Excellent temperament. Off to a great start.
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.+ Read More
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.
Really Nice experience to learn with Anna!
Looking forward to the next lesson. Anna is a great teacher!!
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.
We are very happy with Anna and her teaching style. She is patient and thoughtful. She made the first lesson very enjoyable.
Great first lesson. My daughter felt very comfortable and is looking forward to the next lesson.
Anna is great and the girl likes her!
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!
We had a great first lesson! My daughter is looking forward to many more lessons with Anna.
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
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.+ Read More
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.
Fantastic instructor. Very patient.
Very thorough and very patient:)
Very patient, great teacher! I am so privileged to have her teach me to advance in my skills! Highly recommended!
She's really good teacher with kind and friendly attitude.
Anna is a very knowledgeable, talented, and patient teacher. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Anna is serious, patient and fun. All in perfect balance. I can't imagine a better teacher.
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.+ Read More
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.
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.+ Read More
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!
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.
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.