Regina Gurgenyan
Glendale, CA
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Regina Gurgenyan

Regina G.

Glendale, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As we all know, ear training can be tough. Throughout our lessons, we will utilize a variety of techniques to get the student to a comfortable level. As an MTAC instructor who has been preparing students for the Certificate of Merit exams for over a decade, I have developed various methods and approaches to helping students conquer ear training.

About Regina G.

With more than twenty-three years of professional teaching experience, 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.

At the age of fifteen, 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 represented her country in numerous international competitions, gave many solo recitals and concerts with the Georgian Symphonic Orchestra, and performed for world leaders such as Eduard Shevardnadze (President of Georgia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR). Regina's professor - Tengiz Amirejibi - was a student of Heinrich Neuhaus, a world-famous Russian pianist and professor.

Regina earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) with emphasis on Advanced Piano Performance from the Tbilisi State Conservatory. After graduating, she worked with talented young musicians in her alma mater for many years. Later in her academic and professional career, she taught undergraduate courses at the Tbilisi State Conservatory as well as the Moscow Music Gymnasium.

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.

Regina's work has been featured in a variety of international publications, including the Voyage LA magazine.

***Teaching Locations***
Regina has teaching locations in Glendale, West Hollywood, and Orange County (Fountain Valley). Please reach out for scheduling questions! I look forward to working with you! :)

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Alma
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My daughter truly enjoyed her first class. She felt comfortable and excited about restarting piano lessons again.

Posted Jul 11, 2021
Vito C.
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The best teacher ever that I encountered for my children. She has this charisma to engage my kids and make them focused. My kids benefited from her tremendously!

Posted Oct 19, 2020
Athena & Bethany W.
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Regina is very details and passionate about her lessons. My kids love her first lesson very much. She is very patient with younger kids. I think they will enjoy their piano lesson a lot.

Posted Nov 3, 2019
Karina G.
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Regina was awesome can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Hannah F.
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Comfortable to be with.

Posted Jan 23, 2017
Kerry A.
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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

Posted Jan 19, 2017
Celine
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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!

Posted Oct 12, 2016
Kerry A.
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Regina has been wonderful. Logan has been progressing nicely.

Kerry

Posted May 12, 2016
Logan A.
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My son enjoyed his first lesson ever.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Erica
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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.

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Ann D.
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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

Posted Jan 6, 2015
Lara M.
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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.

Posted Jun 16, 2014
Lauren H.

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.

Posted Mar 21, 2014
Jacob A.
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Posted Dec 21, 2016

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Experience

Musical Director and Head Instructor
Aug 2019 - Present

Hollywood Academy of Music and Arts

Piano Instructor and Director
Aug 2013 - Present

Ms. Regina's Music Studios

Founder of Ms. Regina's Music Studio; currently operating several locations in Glendale, Fountain Valley, and West Hollywood.

Piano and Music Theory Instructor
Jul 2013 - Present

Orange County Conservatory of Music

Advanced Piano and Music Theory Instructor
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016

Virtuosos Russian Music Academy

Associate Professor of Music
Sep 2003 - Jun 2009

Moscow Music Gymnasium

Adjunct Professor of Music
Sep 1997 - Jun 2003

Special Music Academy for Talented Musicians after Z. Paliashvili

Associate Professor of Music
Sep 1997 - May 2003

Tbilisi State Conservatory

Taught undergraduate level courses in Piano Performance, Harmony, and Solfège.

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Sep 1996 - Jul 1998

Tbilisi State Conservatoire

Master of Music and Piano Performance (M.Mus)
Sep 1991 - Jun 1996

Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas

Bachelor's Degree in Music
Sep 1988 - May 1992

Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas

Languages

Armenian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Georgian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

100% Student Pass Rate - Certificate of Merit Exams
Jul 2020

Music Teachers' Association of California

• 100% Pass Rate on MTAC Certificate of Merit Exams • Over 90% of students receiving perfect scores on both the performance and music theory examination sections • Over 90% of students receiving Branch Honors
Best Educational Institution of 2018 in Glendale
Jun 2018

Glendale Awards Program

Best Educational Institution of 2017 in Glendale
Jun 2017

Glendale Awards Program

The Glendale Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Glendale area. Recognition is given to one business in each category based on the quality of provided services and the business' commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

Awards

Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) Certificate of Merit Theory Exam Evaluator
Dec 2015

Music Teachers' Association of California

MEAC Annual Panel Examination Evaluator
Apr 2012

Music Evaluators Association of California

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jul 2016
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