Panagiota Kalantzi

Panagiota K.

Mesa, AZ
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Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher, teaching for 20 years at universities as well as beginner and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating musical expression, I have successfully prepared students for auditions and helped them pursue their goals. Lessons are customized to the needs of each student. All ages and levels, professional or for fun are welcome!
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About

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Panagiota delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 85

Teaching since:
1999

I have been teaching nearly 20 years at several universities including Indiana University and Arizona State University, as well as beginning and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating music expression, I have successfully prepared students for entrance auditions of undergraduate and graduate music programs at Universities and for regional/ all state orchestra auditions. I also teach the Suzuki method to beginner students. I believe that music makes smart kids smarter. All ages and levels are welcome, whether you want to play professionally or for fun!

Experience

Violinist
Aug 1999 - Present
Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, ASU

Panagiota began her studies at the age of four. She received her doctorate in violin performance summa cum laude from Arizona State University. She holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory.
Having graduated from the most prestigious schools in music and with more than a dozen awards and scholarships, she is one of the most sought-after music instructors in the state of Arizona. She currently maintains a teaching studio of forty students consisting of different ages and levels. In addition to her teaching, Panagiota performs as a recitalist throughout the nation.

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Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Arizona State University
Performance Diploma in Violin
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Indiana University
Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2006
Indiana University
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Oberlin Conservatory
Music Theory Degree
Sep 1984 - May 1999
New Conservatory Greece
Performance Diploma in Violin
Sep 1984 - May 1999
New Conservatory Greece

Awards

Grant
Jan 2013
Office of the President Dissertation Grant, Arizona State University
Special Talent Award
Aug 2010
School of Music, Arizona State University
Graduate Assistanship Award
Aug 2004
Indiana University, School of Music
Honorary Member
May 2003
National Music Honor Society, Theta Chapter
Music Scholarship
Jul 2001
Cassalmaggiore International Music Festival
Assistanship Award
Jan 2001
Oberlin Conservatory
First Prize Award
Jan 2000
Hellenic University Club, Ohio
Grant
Aug 1999
Oberlin College
Dean’s Special Talent Award
Aug 1999
Oberlin Conservatory
Raphael Scholarship
Aug 1999
Raphael Scholarship
International Student Scholarship
Aug 1999
Oberlin College
First Prize
Mar 1994
Panhellenic Violin Competition

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Jan 2015

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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American String Teachers Association
Aug 2013

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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Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2003

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.

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Jessica Feb 19, 2019
Violin · In studio

I started taking violin lessons from Dr. Kalantzi 4 months ago and I am so grateful she is my teacher. She teaches with extreme patience, compassion, and is hands down an amazing teacher! Her teaching style creates a fun and positive atmosphere at each lesson. She has helped me become a better player and because of her way of teaching, I can say that I really enjoy and love learning to play the violin. Magnificent teacher, I highly recommend her!

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Mary Feb 13, 2019
· In studio

As an older beginning cello player, I found the perfect instructor in Dr. Kalantzi! She teaches with extreme patience and compassion. Her expertise and humor contribute to quality time of instruction in an enjoyable atmosphere. Dr. Kalantzi is flexible in acommendating all of her students schedules from making more time for them to prepare for auditions to accepting students into her schedule after time away. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Dr. Kalantzi and some of her culture. If you want to become a better string player or start from scratch, I highly recommend her!

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Jeff Nov 13, 2018
Violin · In studio

Dr. Kalantzi has been an excellent instructor for my daughter. We have been taking lessons from her for several years. She is very personable and patient with my daughter, knows how to motivate her and make each lesson (and homework) fun, and continues to look for ways to help her improve. I would recommend Dr. Kalantzi for anyone new to violin as well as for more seasoned musicians.

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Kristin Oct 30, 2018
Violin · In studio

I have been taking music lessons from Panagiota for over a year. I am very pleased with my progress on my instrument, and she has definitely helped me improve! Her teaching style creates a positive and enjoyable atmosphere at every lesson. As well, Panagiota’s musical knowledge and instructional abilities make music lessons fun and productive!

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Alexis Oct 24, 2018
Violin · In studio

Panagiota is an amazing instructor, and I have improved so greatly since I started lessons with her! I completely recommend Panagiota as an instructor if you’re looking to make progress and greatly improve your violin or viola skills. She is a patient, knowledgeable, and spectacular instructor to have!

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Rhiannon Oct 17, 2018
Violin · In studio

Overall a great instructor. She has helped me become a better player over time and helped me overcome the things I have struggled on. Magnificent teacher!

Caitie Oct 1, 2018
Violin · In studio

I have been taking lessons from Panagiota for over two years, and that has been the best decision I've made as an adult. I bought 6 weeks of lessons initially, but after spending a few of them with Panagiota, I knew I wanted to continue to be her student. Her patience, understanding, humor, and knowledge is unmatched in any other music teacher I've had. She listens to her students and adjusts her lessons accordingly.

She is a fantastic teacher, and I sincerely recommend her to any string student.

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