Kalantzi Music Studio

Kalantzi Music Studio

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A graduate of the nation's premier conservatories and finest music programs, Dr. Kalantzi provides exceptional music instruction for students of all ages and experience levels. Her teaching experience includes 20 years of instruction at a university level and private instruction. Her students have been accepted into competitive graduate music programs or are just beginning to learn the instrument. Those who study with her have successfully prepared for performances, auditions and competitions.

Dr. Kalantzi began her studies at the age of four. She received her doctorate in violin performance summa cum laude from Arizona State University. She holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory. 
Having graduated from the most prestigious schools in music and with more than a dozen awards and scholarships, she is one of the most sought-after music instructors in the state of Arizona. She currently maintains a teaching studio of forty students consisting of different ages and levels. In addition to her teaching, Panagiota performs as a recitalist throughout the nation.

Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance 
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Arizona State University
Performance Diploma in Violin 
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Indiana University
Master of Music in Violin Performance Aug 2004 - May 2006
Indiana University
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Oberlin Conservatory
Music Theory Degree
Sep 1984 - May 1999
New Conservatory Greece
Performance Diploma in Violin
Sep 1984 - May 1999
New Conservatory Greece
Grant Jan 2013 
Office of the President Dissertation Grant, Arizona State University
Special Talent Award Aug 2010
School of Music, Arizona State University 
Graduate Assistanship Award
Aug 2004
Indiana University, School of Music
Honorary Member
May 2003
National Music Honor Society, Theta Chapter
Music Scholarship
Jul 2001
Cassalmaggiore International Music Festival
Music Assistanship Award
Jan 2001
Oberlin Conservatory
First Prize Award
Jan 2000
Hellenic University Club, Ohio
Oberlin College Grant
Aug 1999
Oberlin College
Dean’s Special Talent Award
Aug 1999
Oberlin Conservatory
Raphael International Student Scholarship
August 1999
Oberlin College
First Prize
March 1994
Panhellenic Violin Competition

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Tempe, AZ 85281
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  • Lena Ortega

    My son enjoyed violin lessons with Dr. Kalantzi. She is very kind and encouraging. My son left each lesson with great confidence.

  • Charles Vogel

    I started lessons with Dr Kalantzi in the fall of 2013 at ASU. I was a 59 year old beginner (with hearing aids). I have taken 1 hour weekly lessons with her ever since (with only summer breaks). Our lessons are now in Mesa. I knew at the start that I was no virtuoso and am somewhat uncoordinated, but what she has been able to teach me is amazing. I have not reached a point where I cannot continue to advance, so I look forward to learning even more and playing better. As a beginner, Dr. Kalantzi started me on Suzuki book 1 (and I initially sounded about as scratchy as possible). I am now in Suzuki book 5, playing selections from the Henle edition of Bach Sonatas and Partitas, and about to start learning the 6th position. She has certainly taught this dog many new tricks.

  • Leigh Bowie

    As an adult learner of violin, I can't imagine a better teacher! Panagiota is very patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. She will take her time and help you with any technique that you might be struggling with. And improvement is a guarantee! If you have always wanted to learn violin, have no fear, with Panagiota it is very enjoyable. 🙂

  • Bonnie Flippo

    I am an older beginning cello student with a life-long desire to learn the cello but have no formal music training. I am so fortunate to have Dr. Kalantzi for my instructor. Her infinite knowledge, patience, enthusiasm, humor, and positive attitude always keep me encouraged.

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