Regina Gurgenyan

Regina G.

Glendale, CA

About Regina G.

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Regina teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1997
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

At the age of fifteen, Ms. Regina graduated with honors from the Z. Paliashvili Special Music Gymnasium for Gifted Children in Tbilisi, Georgia. As a student of a famous Georgian pianist, Tengiz Amirejibi, she presented her country in numerous competitions. (Tengiz Amirejibi was a student of Heinrich Neuhaus, a famous Russian teacher and pianist.)

As a child, Ms. Regina gave many solo recitals and concerts with the Georgian Symphonic Orchestra. Ms. Regina earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts with emphasis on Advanced Piano Performance from the Yerevan State Conservatory. After graduating, she worked with talented children in her alma mater for many years. Later in her professional career, Ms. Regina taught at the Tbilisi State Conservatory as well as the Moscow Music Gymnasium.

With more than eighteen years of professional teaching experience, Ms. Regina is able to offer her students a diverse range of educational resources. She specializes in teaching piano, performance, and music theory to students of all ages and levels.

Ms. Regina's teaching techniques are based on a combination of the famous Russian Music School (based on music giants such as Konstantin Igumnov, Daniel Barenboim, and Heinrich Neuhaus) and the American Music Education System. This combination allows each student to work at a pace comfortable for him/her, and helps all students make significant progress in the areas of sight reading, ear training, and performance skills.

***Teaching Schedule***
Ms. Regina teaches in her Glendale studio and the surrounding areas every day of the week except for Saturdays. She teaches in her Orange County studio located in Fountain Valley on Saturdays.

***Travel Area and Special Rates***
If the system shows that your location is out of my travel area, please contact me by messaging through TakeLessons! Also feel free to inquire for discounts for siblings!

***Online Classes***
I have gotten many questions regarding whether I teach online piano lessons. Due to the nuances associated with this subject, it is crucial for the student to take lessons face-to-face. It is extremely important to learn and get used to the correct hand positions for all students; otherwise, problems with playing harder pieces will inevitably arise. I feel that students taking online piano lessons truly do not get all the benefits of taking the lessons face-to-face. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any other questions or concerns!

Photos and Videos

Our Annual 2016 Recap featuring many of my awesome students!

Experience

Piano Instructor and Director
Jan 2015 - Present
Ms. Regina's Music Studios

Founder of Ms. Regina's Music Studios based in Glendale and Fountain Valley.

Piano Instructor
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Virtuosos Russian Music Academy

Piano and Theory Professor
Sep 2003 - Jun 2009
Moscow Music Gymnasium

Piano Instructor
Sep 1997 - Jun 2003
Z. Paliashvili Music Gymnasium for Talented Children

Professor of Music (Piano Performance, Harmony, and Solfège)
Sep 1997 - May 2003
Tbilisi State Conservatory

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts
Sep 1996 - Jul 1998
YSU
Master in Music and Piano Performance
Sep 1991 - Jun 1996
Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas
Bachelor's Degree in Music
Sep 1988 - May 1992
Special Music Academy after Z. Paliashvili
Single Subject International Teaching Credential
Sep 1986 - May 1988
Special Music Academy for Talented Musicians after Z. Paliashvili

Languages Spoken

Armenian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Georgian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

MEAC Evaluator Diploma
Apr 2012
MEAC
Best Performer Award
Jul 2008
International THG Competition
Armenian Music Merit Scholarship
Sep 1992
YSU
Special Music Gymnasium Achievement Award
Oct 1984
Special Music Gymnasium for Talented Children (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jul 2016

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

11 Reviews on Regina G.

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Karina G. Feb 6, 2017
Verified Student · Classical Piano · In home
Regina was awesome can't wait for my next lesson!
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Hannah F. Jan 23, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Comfortable to be with.
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Kerry A. Jan 19, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Regina is wonderful. My son has only been playing for a few months and the ease with which she teaches and instructs leaves him feeling successful and motivated. I would recommend her to anyone.

Kerry
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Jacob A. Dec 21, 2016
Verified Student · Russian · Online
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Celine Oct 12, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Ms. Regina is a great teacher!
My daughter really likes her and she has improved and learned so much in such a short period of time.
I highly recommend her!
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Kerry A. May 12, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Regina has been wonderful. Logan has been progressing nicely.

Kerry
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Logan A. Nov 30, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In home
My son enjoyed his first lesson ever.
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Erica Jul 13, 2015
· Russian · In studio
Regina is a wonderful Russian teacher! She goes out of her way to prepare challenging but accessible lessons, and she is patient and encouraging. I am impressed with how seriously she takes her job, her skill as a teacher, and her connection with me as a student.
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Ann D. Jan 6, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In home
We just switched teacher and absolutely thought Regina is wonderful with my 6 years old daughter. Regina is patience, took time out to assign home work but most importantly, Regina recognized where my daughter's trouble was to slow down and help her to improve in that area.

My daughter said she enjoyed your teaching. What a great way to start.

Thank you!
Ann
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Lara M. Jun 16, 2014
Verified Student · Classical Piano · In studio
Regina is very patient to beginners and will really take time teaching until she see progress. Being experienced with her craft, she knows children very well and their she works according to their capacity. I recommend her to parents with children just beginning with piano.
Regina Gurgenyan
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