Simona Donova

Simona D.

Astoria, NY
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Simona delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2014

My name is Simona Donova and I have dedicated my life to inspire, contribute and enrich peoples's lives through music. I recently graduated with a Master Degree in Music from Aaron Copland School of Music and I am passionate about helping people achieve goals with music that once seemed impossible. I have studied music for the past fifteen years and have had the opportunity to participate in numerous master classes and music festivals around US and Europe and study with some of the most distinguished music artists. My mission in life is to give back what I have learned after so many years of education and to inspire and motivate my students to follow their passion in whatever they are trying to accomplish with learning a new instrument.
I have experienced over five years of teaching private instrumental lessons as well as group music theory classes to students of all ages and levels.Throughout the years of experience teaching and inspiring my students, I have found that anyone who has love for music, desire to learn and patience for the process, can progress and enjoy the music in their lives. As the legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald said "When there is love and passion, you can 't go wrong."
My goal with every student is progress and my mission is to provide the highest level of music education to everyone. I am currently leading an extensive private flute/piano studio in New York City along with being a faculty memebr at Rhythm School of Music in Queens, NY.

Education:
Master Degree in Music at Aaron Copland School of Music
Bachelor Degree in Music at University of Central Arkansas
Associate Degree in Music at Pancho Vladigerov Music Academy in Sofia, BG

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Experience

Flute/piano Instructor
Feb 2016 - Present
Simona Donova

Flute/Piano Instructor
Oct 2014 - Present
Rhythm School of Music

Education

Master of Music Performance with Flute
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Aaron Copland School of Music
Bachelor Degree in Music Performance with Flute
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Central Arkansas

Languages

Bulgarian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Bulgarian, English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master Degree in Music
Dec 2016
Aaron Copland School of Music

Master Degree in Music
May 2014
Aaron Copland School of Music

Awards

Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2016
Aaron Copland School of Music
Award for Outstanding Musician
Apr 2013
CAFTA

Affiliations

Americana Music Association
Aug 2016

The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world.

American Classical League
Aug 2016

The American Classical League was founded in 1919 for the purpose of fostering the study of classical languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of our classical inheritance from Greece and Rome.

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Cornel D. Jul 15, 2017
Flute · In home

The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aero phone or reed less wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aero phones.[1][not in citation given] A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist
Cornel.

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Uma I. Jan 29, 2015
Flute · In home

Simona is an excellent teacher. She is patient and kind towards my son. I highly recommend her. She is excellent.

Pete M. Nov 24, 2014
Flute · In home

My daughter has had only two lessons with Simona but the benefit is easy to see. There is a passion for excellence that is being instilled but keeping the lessons fun. This is hard to accomplish but Simona is doing it. She has been very cooperative and helpful in scheduling lessons. It has been a pleasure so far and I look forward to great reviews in the future. I highly recommend this teacher!

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