National Music Academy of Ukraine (Master's)
Sofia Z started violin and piano training at the age of 6 in the Dnepropetrovsk School of Music, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. At the age of 18 Sofia was awarded a government funded scholarship to continue her degree at the National Music Academy of the Ukraine in Kiev. In 2008 Sofia graduated from the Academy with a Masters Degree in Viola Performance, violin/viola teaching, string quartet and chamber ensemble.
Sofia’s teaching technique is a unique blend of the European classical violin school, years of studying folk and jazz violin performance, and her knowledge of more accessible methods such as the Suzuki Violin School.
Sofia is a dedicated community performer. Currently she is performing at numerous venues as a guest violinist and soloist throughout the North Shore.
Music accompanies us from the first days of life. When you were very young mother sang lullabies to you. As you grew up you started to sing, too; this means that the music does not leave you indifferent. And now you desire to perform a particular favorite tune or melody. But which instrument should you choose? I want to tell you about the violin. This instrument is amazing, special. It is not without reason it is called the Queen of Music. However, desire to play is not enough. To perform beautiful music, you need to learn a lot. You're sure to learn if you are patient; do not fear difficulties and challenges and your love of music will blossom and grow. You will hear the sounds of the violin in the hands of your teacher and you will be inspired to play as easily and beautifully. Good luck to you my friend and welcome to the blooming beauty of violin.
Violin Lessons with Sofia Z. Sofia Z started violin and piano training at the age of 6 in the Dnepropetrovsk School of Music, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. At the age of 18 Sofia was awarded a government funded scholarship to continue her degree at the National Music Academy of the Ukraine in Kiev. In 2008 Sofia graduated from the Academy with a Masters Degree in Viola
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I am qualified to tutor violin, because I've been playing violin myself for more than 20 years, I have MFA in music from National Academy of Ukraine, and I teach private violin lessons currently in the biggest music school in my area. I have my own method based on classical European violin school.