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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
My son has been taking lessons with Dr. Kalantzi since June 2018. She has been an awesome instructor. I have heard lots of improvement in many of the the songs he practices. He has participated on stage for the concert series with confidence. Dr. Kalantzi has been an very helpful at guiding and teaching my son to be his very best at viola. We look forward to practice every week.