Taisiya Sokolova

Taisiya S.

Chicago, IL
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Taisiya delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

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Taisiya Sokolova attended the Colburn Academy
for Young Artists. She then received her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University South Bend and Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has studied with Atar Arad, Li-Kuo Chang, Luis Vargas, Paul Coletti and Elena Ozol. She also participated in master classes with Yuri Bashmet, Sven Arne Tepl, Jurgen Kussmaul, Nobuko Imai, Paul Neubauer, and Martha Katz. Taisiya is a prize winner of numerous competitions, such as MTNA State Competition in 2014 and 2015, Imperial Symphony Orchestra Young Artists competition in 2014, and the International Competition “21st Century Art” in Kiev, Ukraine in 2009.

Taisiya has performed in Russia, Turkey, Israel, Germany and USA. Taisiya made her debut as a soloist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland, Florida in March of 2014. In August of 2015, she has appeared with the Philarmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante in Perugia, Italy. She is also an avid chamber musician, and appeared in festivals such as Heifetz, Red Rock Music Festival, and MusicFestPerugia. Additionally, she also played with orchestras such as Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony of the Lakes. As an educator, she believes that early music lessons benefit children’s development and is passionate about teaching young kids. She plays on a Viola made by Eric Benning in Los Angeles.

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Assistant violin/viola teacher
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Indiana University String Academy

Violin teacher
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
School of American Music


MM, Viola Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
BM, Viola Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Indiana University South Bend
Grade through high school, violin and viola performance
Sep 1999 - Jun 2012
Moscow Gnessin Special School of Music


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Taisiya performing Viola Sonata No.1 by Brahms
Photo by Taisiya S.
Photo by Taisiya S.
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3 Reviews

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Elenna Aug 27, 2018
Viola · In studio

Her instructions are clear and she explains technique well.

Chen-Yu Aug 27, 2018
Violin · In home

Taisiya helped my 7-year old daughter practice violin at home during the past summer. My daughter has learned violin for two years. She really likes Taisiya; she finds her very approachable and fun to have lessons with. This quality helps my daughter greatly with her daily practice, which we had a lot of trouble motivating her to do. Taisiya also went out of her way using her connections with other music students to find us other violin helpers when she is not available. It is too bad that Taisiya finished school at IU and moved to Chicago to start her professional career. We really miss her.

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Alice Aug 26, 2018
Viola ·

Taisiya is fantastic! I worked with her for a semester for an hour each week, and had a very positive experience. She is very specific when it comes to working through technical issues. She's a very sweet person, and her credentials are great!

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