George Maxman

George M.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
George was born in Moscow, Russia. He studied in the Moscow Conservatory, Completing his first major, a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance, under the tutelage of David Oistrakh. During his time at the conservatory, Mr. George also completed a second major in Piano and Composition studying with Dmitri Kabelevsky.
In 1982, George immigrated to the US in order to accept the position of Acting Assistant Concertmaster with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. During his tenure with the Houston Symphony, 1982-1988, Mr. George also taught at Houston Baptist University and Music Clef School of Fin Art..
In 1989, George moved to Canada, accepting the position of Concertmaster and Assistant Conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia. During his ten concert seasons with the orchestra, Mr. George appeared in frequent broadcasts of his performances with the CBC Radio as well as concertizing around Canada.
In 1999, George returned to the US where he performed as a violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet as well as taught violin in Clark University’s Performing Art School in Worchester. He also gave private lessons to select students of whom many were accepted into the Greater Boston Youth Orchestra.
From June, 04 to Oct. 2008. George was offered the position of Concertmaster in the Shanghai Philharmonic.
George is a successful composer, producing numerous compositions and arrangements. Mr. George's latest works include an opera, Rasputin, and two ballets commissioned by the Hong Kong Dance Company: The Goddess of Mercy and The Four Beauties. In 2010, he composed the new piece for 2010 Expo China Pavilion.
Currently, George is Violin Soloist in Shanghai, performing intensively around China and also is guest Profession in Shanghai Music Conservatory, guest conductor of Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. And he has also successfully established the Music Studio in Shanghai teaching violin lovers in various levels.
During years of teaching, Mr.George's students made great accomplishment of their Violin study: 2nd price of Violin International Competition in Italy, accepted by Tokyo Music College, Walnut Hill School of Art, the Yehudi Menuhin School, New England Music Conservatory, accepted by Meadowmount School of Music Summer Camp In US by age of 11 (they usually only accept talented music student age 14 or above).

About George M.

Russian born American highly professional violin/piano teacher (San Diego).

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Moji L., Hong Kong 09/05/2014
George is truly a music professional with a heart for his students. Music is his passion. He writes, performs and teaches music with his heart and mind, gaining respect from peers, friends and students everywhere he goes, and enjoys his work. His music career spans globally, with major footprints in Boston, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Shanghai, San Diego and many other cities around the world. He is inclusive, caring, fun to be with and very well-trained musically.
My daughter, Crystal, was admitted to Walnut Hill Music School of Boston 1 year ago and has flair very well.. Crystal's significant progress in music was principally attributable to George's dedication in his teaching to her for more than 5 years in Shanghai. In Shanghai, new students queued up to have the opportunities to receiving violin and piano classes from George. We are so lucky to have known George and his family. George made every music class a wonderful experience to his students. His students, many became followers, love his teachings and philosophies of life ... they will be shared with the passion George has in music from the very first minute of meeting with him, his good sense of humour and be trained to enjoy music.
Many many of George students made their ways to top music conservatories across the world. Some simply learned to enjoy music more in life ... George is the Number 1 music teacher, a fine gentleman with a good heart, in my opinion.
We missed him dearly in Shanghai and wish him all the Very Best in the US !!

Posted Sep 19, 2014
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Ms. H., Shanghai 08/25/2014
George is one of the world's top violinists and teachers. His students have won world-class, international competitions and been accepted with scholarships to prestigious schools such as Menuhin. My daughter (now aged 15) was fortunate to be accepted as Mr. George's student for almost 3 years in Shanghai. Her progress was rapid and remarkable, to the level where she is now invited to be a part-time member of a professional orchestra and the conservatory in Shanghai. All attributed to George. If you have the talent and alacrity to apply yourself, George will mold you into a top violinist. If he accepts you, consider this a true honor and reflection of your potential.

Posted Sep 19, 2014
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Miranda, Cambridge, UK on 07/06/2014
Our entire family is delighted to highly recommend Mr. George as both a violin and piano teacher. He is simply one of the most talented violin (and piano) teachers in the world. He is a highly gifted and accomplished performer who has a special ability to explain the intricacies of playing so his students understand. He uses highly effective, colorful language in his teaching and he works tirelessly and patiently to guide each student through their studies. As is rare today, he not only provides students with flawless technical skills, most importantly he nurtures their musicality.
He has inspired many students to pursue careers in music and each has reached their goals of getting into great programs. George sets high expectations for all of his students and they all take pride in being a part of a special studio under the guidance of a uniquely talented teacher. His studio feels like a family and all students support one another.
After studying with George for over four years in Shanghai, our older daughter was accepted into The Yehudi Menuhin School, where she currently studies, The Royal Academy of Music Junior Academy (offered a place immediately following her audition with a full scholarship) and The Royal College. Our younger daughter was accepted into The Royal Academy of Music Primary Academy, and she was also offered places as the Music Scholar at 7 senior schools in the UK this year. We credit these successes to the strong foundation gained under George's tutelage in Shanghai for so many years.

Posted Sep 19, 2014
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Lai Shanghai
It has been an honor that my two children studied piano and violin under Mr. M. for the last few years. He is one of the world's top musicians and teachers (piano and violin). He teaches with passion and patience. He plans each student's learning path carefully, as he cares about their individual needs and abilities. Over the years, my children have developed a solid foundation technically, good practice habits, and good ears. Even though they do not plan to pursue in music professionally, they have learnt to appreciate and understand music.
My daughter was appointed as concertmaster in her school orchestra, being one of the younger members in the group. With the help of Mr. M., she passed her ABRSM Diploma exam and my son has passed the ABRSM Grade 8 exam with distinction. They both received very encouraging comments from the examiner in terms of their technicality, musicianship, and as a performer. We credit these achievements to Mr. M. We are grateful to him for his many years of teaching and support in my children's music learning.

Posted Sep 19, 2014

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George was born in Moscow, Russia. He studied in the Moscow Conservatory, under the tutelage of David Oistrakh. During his time at the conservatory, Mr. George also completed a second major in Piano and Composition studying with Dmitri Kabelevsky. In 1982, George immigrated to the US in order to accept the position of Acting Assistant Concertmaster with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. During his tenure with the Houston Symphony, 1982-1988, Mr. George also taught at Houston Baptist University and Music Clef School of Fin Art.. In 1989, George moved to Canada, accepting the position of Concertmaster and Assistant Conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia. During his ten concert seasons with the orchestra, Mr. George appeared in frequent broadcasts of his performances with the CBC Radio as well as concertizing around Canada. In 1999, George returned to the US where he performed as a violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet as well as taught violin in Clark University’s Performing Art School in Worchester. He also gave private lessons to select students of whom many were accepted into the Greater Boston Youth Orchestra. From June, 04 to Oct. 2008. George was offered the position of Concertmaster in the Shanghai Philharmonic. George is a successful composer, producing numerous compositions and arrangements. Mr. George latest works include an opera, Rasputin, and two ballets commissioned by the Hong Kong Dance Company: The Goddess of Mercy and The Four Beauties. In 2010, he composed the new piece for 2010 Expo China Pavilion. During the time George lived in China, he was Violin Soloist in Shanghai, performing intensively around China and also is guest Profession in Shanghai Music Conservatory, guest conductor of Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. And he has also successfully established the Music Studio in Shanghai teaching violin lovers in various levels. During years of teaching, Mr.George students made great accomplishment of their Violin study: 2nd price of Violin International Competition in Italy, accepted by Tokyo Music College, Walnut Hill School of Art, the Yehudi Menuhin School, New England Music Conservatory, accepted by Meadowmount School of Music Summer Camp In US by age of 11 (they usually only accept talented music student age 14 or above). Mr. M. has moved to San Diego in July 2014 and establishing his own music studio.

Education

Violin Performance and Education
Sep 1975 - Present

Moscow Conservatory

Languages

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2005
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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