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.

***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.***

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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.

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7 Reviews on Regina G.

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Celine Oct 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Regina has been wonderful. Logan has been progressing nicely.

Kerry
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Logan A. Nov 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Lauren H. Mar 21, 2014
Classical Piano
I love it!

Ms. Regina is a very experienced, fun, and encouraging teacher. She explains everything very clearly. Other teachers's lessons are usually boring, Ms. Regina's are so much fun! I am really happy Ms. R is my teacher. Recommend her to anyone.
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