Zhana Gurgenidze

Zhana G.

New York, NY

About Zhana G.

Background check: Last verified 10/14/2015
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Zhana teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 1985
Last sign in: Last week

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.

*** 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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18 Reviews on Zhana G.

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Daisy H. Feb 10, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Zhana is a lovely lady and a very kind, patient instructor. My daughter, Daisy, really enjoyed the class and we look forward to many more to come. Thank you, Zhana!
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Fidan B. Jan 30, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher!
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Edwina H. Oct 31, 2015
Violin · In studio
Zhana has been teaching my daughter for the past two years. Zhana is a wonderful violin teacher - kind, loving, and patient. My daughter loves her violins lessons with Zhana, and she has progressed incredibly. Zhana is outstanding violin teacher. I highly recommend her.
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George S. Oct 9, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Zhana is an excellent teacher. She emphasizes with me getting a good, clean sound as a foundation. She has high standards and a pleasant manner.
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Eli Wilner Oct 3, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Really enjoyed it!!
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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.