Ina Georgieva

Ina G.

Madison, WI

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Ina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 3+

Teaching since:
September 2007

Ina Georgieva is a private violin and viola teacher, and a professional viola player. She has performed a wide range of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary, in countries around the world, including Austria, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.

Ina began studying violin at age seven. After three years of private lessons, she attended Panayot Pipkov, the National School of Arts (Pleven, Bulgaria). Upon graduation, she turned her attention to mastering the viola. Subsequently, she achieved a bachelor degree in Viola Performance from both the National Academy of Music (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt (Weimar, Germany).

Ina has a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from Texas Christian University (TCU), where she studied with Dr. Misha Galaganov. Previously, she studied under Ognyan Stanchev, Stefan Jilkov, Thomas Wünsch, and Prof. Frank Strauch. During her masters studies at TCU, Ina also served as teaching assistant for students minoring in violin and viola.

Prior to her masters studies, Ina was a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years. She has also performed with a number of orchestras in the United States and Europe, including Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas, USA), Christ Chapel Bible Church Orchestra (Texas, USA), Sofia State Opera (Bulgaria), Classic FM Radio Orchestra (Bulgaria), Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Philharmonic Orchestra Theater Erfurt (Germany), New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), and Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria).

Ina is a member of the Music Teacher National Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

​Active in several chamber music groups, including Camerata Galatea and Kalypso Ensemble, Ina has performed extensively in duos, trios, quartets, and ensembles for festivals, special events, and weddings. She has also done studio work for feature films.

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Experience

Violin & Viola Instructor
Oct 2017 - Present
Madison Metropolitan School District

Chamber Music Coach
Sep 2017 - Present
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

Violist
Sep 2017 - Present
Madison Symphony Orchestra

Wisconsin

Violist
Oct 2016 - May 2017
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

Texas

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015 - May 2017
TCU

Violist
Sep 2008 - Aug 2015
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Malta

Violist
Mar 2008 - Aug 2008
Sofia State Opera

Bulgaria

Violist
Sep 2004 - Feb 2006
Philharmonic Orchestra Theater Erfurt

Germany

Education

Masters in Viola Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Texas Christian University
Bachelor in Viola Performance
Sep 2002 - Dec 2007
Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar
Bachelor in Viola Performance and Instruction
Oct 1999 - Jun 2006
Professor Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music

Languages

Bulgarian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Violin Book 1
Jul 2017
American Suzuki Institute

Every Child Can!
May 2016
SAA

Core training in Suzuki

Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation
Feb 2016
Northwestern University

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of Wisconsin
Sep 2017

Our mission is to provide inspiring, high-quality learning experiences for all three sides of the Suzuki triangle – students, parents, and teachers. We also nurture deeper ties among the Wisconsin Suzuki community

Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2017

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Music Teachers National Association
Oct 2016

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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Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Nov 2015

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

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Larry Oct 18, 2017
Violin · In studio

As an adult learning their first instrument (other than cello for three months in fourth grade), Imwas a bit nervous, but Ina made me feel very comfortable. She is patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend her for anyone wanting to learn violin.

Luci Feb 4, 2017
Violin · In studio

Ina is wonderful! She really makes the first experience comfortable. She is very detailed, which helps understand the basics. I can't wait to go back.

Cailey S. Nov 5, 2016
Violin · In studio

Ina is everything you could want in a teacher! She's extremely talented (played wonderfully in the symphony orchestra that I went to see!) and has a good grasp of music theory. She is very kind, friendly and patient, and really does an incredible job of bringing out musical talent even for people like me who haven't touched a musical instrument since elementary school! :) I'm truly honored to have her as a teacher, and I hope that you can get the chance to learn from her as well!

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Emmanuel F. Oct 24, 2016
Violin · In studio

Ms.Ina G. is awesome! She is really passionate about her job.Also a very kind,outstanding, and very helpful teacher. Ms.Ina G ls one of the best teachers I've met.You truly learn and will actually enjoy it! Treasure your short time with her! Recommended teacher for every one who takes violin lessons.

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David Apr 1, 2016
Viola · In studio

Ina is a very upbeat, knowledgeable, and patient teacher. I went to her as someone who had played thru High School, and then not touched the instrument for over thirty years. She started me off with a review of the basics and she is helping me regain some of the skills I had as a teenager, as well as not re-developing the bad habits I had the first time around.
I would highly recommend Ina to anyone who would like to learn the viola - young, or older.

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Hiro Jan 11, 2016
Viola · In studio

Ina has a very friendly down to earth approach and excellent knowledge in music. I am sure that whether you are a beginner or highly advanced player, anyone will be able to benefit from her teaching. If it is a proper music lesson from an experienced professional, I would recommend to get in touch with her.

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Michelle Jan 1, 2016
Viola ·

I studied viola with Ina for over 2 years. She is an excellent teacher, very patient, encouraging, and extremely knowledgeable. In fact, I managed to get a distinction in grade 6 ABRSM exam and feel that she has taken my playing to a whole new level. I highly recommend her as a violin/viola teacher!

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