"Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin."
Here you will find information about my teaching method, programs, and other helpful information.
Tatiana's Violin Studio offers Private, Semi - Private Violin / Viola lessons for children ages 5 to 18 and String Ensemble (Violin/Viola/Cello) for advanced students with a performance after each session. At the end of the school year students will be performing at the Recital with our Studio's highly qualified piano accompanist. In order for every student to achieve his or her full potential, they must learn the basics. In addition to scales, studies, songs and theory, every lesson must be a fun-filled experience for all. I do not teach the Suzuki Method however I incorporate the Suzuki books among others into the lessons.
Having been thoroughly educated in Russia and together with 30 years of experience in the United States gives me a good opportunity to discover and nourish the talent in every student I teach. I proud to say that several of my students are attending Berkeley, UCSD, UCLA, UCI, CSUN, CSLB and other prestigious colleges in California.
Ms. Tatiana began her music education at the age of seven at the music school in her hometown of Sochi, Russia. There she learned the violin, music theory, music history and harmony. After that she continued her education at the Music College and then at Music Conservatory-Tbilisi, Georgia where she obtained her Master's Degree and earned qualifications: concert performer, an orchestra soloist and music teacher.
During 1979-1980 Tatiana worked in the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra in Venezuela under the music director Aldemaro Romero.
Ever since her arrival in Los Angeles, Tatiana has been an active performing musician. She was a member of the Musician's Union Local 47 for 25 years from 1979 to 2004.Tatiana has been teaching the violin and the viola in Los Angeles since 1980. She is currently teaching at her home-based Studio in the South Bay/Redondo Beach area.
Her work experience in Russia includes:
Abkhazian State Philharmonic Orchestra (assistant principal second violins)
Chamber Orchestra and violin teacher at the Music school #1 in Sukhumi
Her work experience in Los Angeles includes:
Joffrey Ballet orchestra
South Coast Symphony
San Gabriel Civic Light Opera (principal viola from 1984 to 1990)
South Bay Civic Light Opera (principal viola from 1991 to 1993)
Zipper Orchestra (Colburn School)
Various recording studios all over Los Angeles area and many more...
Tatiana's Violin Studio is located near the South Bay Galleria and most convenient for the following cities: Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estate, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Lawndale and surrounding areas.