Zhana Gurgenidze

Zhana G.

13 Reviews
New York, NY

About Zhana G.

Zhana teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 1985
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I have been a freelance violinist and a professional violin teacher for the past 30 years. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. As a private violin instructor, I firmly believe that education is impossible without student motivation and passion. As much as I love teaching, my best experience is also learning from my students.

Education - received in the Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe)
- Tbilisi State Music Academy - 7 year degree in Violin/Piano performance.
- Tbilisi State College of Music and Arts - Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance.
- Tbilisi State Music Conservatory - Master's Degree in Violin Performance.

I am very fortunate to love teaching because it allows me to share my knowledge and incredible experiences that I have acquired in my 30 years of being a musician in Europe and the United States.

Professional work experience:
- Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra - NY,NY
- Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Florida
- Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Opera House Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Sympho-Jazz Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Pop - Jazz Ensemble - Georgia


*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson:
- Technique
- Theory
- Music
- Practice
All together are basic fundamentals.

My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication.

As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream!


*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio set up in the living room.
Parents welcome.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel within 5 miles..

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Photos and Videos

Making progress with Greer

Experience

Violin Instructor Sep 1984 - Jun 2004
Tbilisi State Music School

Education

Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Teaching. Sep 1980 - Jun 1985
Tbilisi State Conservatory
Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Teaching. Sep 1980 - Jun 1985
Tbilisi State Conservatory

Languages Spoken

English, Russian, Georgian. Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Teachers Traning Jun 2012
School of Strings

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13 Reviews on Zhana G.

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Don V. Aug 24, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She is an absolutely wonderful instructor. She is very patient and understanding. Absolutely recommend!
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Amanda (Jinxian) L. May 28, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great start and good to know Zhana!
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Julia M. May 22, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Zhana is a great teacher! She pushes you to work hard and focus, but she is also patient and realistic about how long it will take you to learn something or fix a bad habit. I have been her student for almost six months, and the difference she has made is truly amazing.
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Chen T. Jan 19, 2015
Violin · In studio
An advanced beginner's review Zhana combines very well the two elements that are essential for a good teacher in any field: strictness and high expectations on the one hand coupled with kindness and encouragement on the other.
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MO Z. Nov 9, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Zhana is an amazing violin teacher. She has the perfect amount of patience but at the same time demands enough to challenge any individual and make them better.
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Benedict B. Apr 5, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
An advanced beginner's review

Zhana combines very well the two elements that are essential for a good teacher in any field: strictness and high expectations on the one hand coupled with kindness and encouragement on the other. I have only had six weeks of lessons with her so far, but I have already learned a lot and can compare her favorably with other instructors.
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Anna H. Dec 12, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
great violin tutor

Zhana is very patient, pleasant and professional tutor. My son is a beginner, now he has the confidence to continue play violin and join the school orchestra.
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Joanna W. Dec 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Great teacher

She has a very good way to teach children. We almost give up to learnt violin after taking private classes in 92y that my 5 years old didn't liked. After few weeks with Zhana my daughter told me she love violin.
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Josephine C. Oct 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
She knows how to help me fix my old problems, and aquire new skills

One of the best teachers I have ever known. She knows a student's need well enough to help them reach their goals in taking lessons.
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Eri K. Sep 26, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Zhana is a great teacher!

I am an international student and not very good at English, but Zhana was very nice and patient.
She was a great teacher and I would love to take more lessons with her when I come back NY.
Thank you Zhana!!