Kalantzi Music Studio

Kalantzi Music Studio

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*30 min. Lessons ~$40

*Weekly lessons only

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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Serves Tempe , AZ
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Lynn W.

Dr Kalantzi is very patient and instructive. She always encourages and challenging. I have been taking lessons for three years and have learned so much from her. She tries to tailor her lessons to the musical tastes of the student to keep you engaged in the lessons. Dr Kalantzi is a wonderful instructor!
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March 19, 2020


Lena O.

My son enjoyed violin lessons with Dr. Kalantzi. She is very kind and encouraging. My son left each lesson with great confidence.
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August 13, 2019


Charles V.

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.
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June 04, 2019


Leigh B.

As an adult learner of violin, I cant 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. 🙂
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May 09, 2019


Bonnie F.

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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April 18, 2019


Angie S.

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.
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April 08, 2019

Frequently asked questions

I teach both the Suzuki method and the Essential Elements. The two methods complement each other very well!


-Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance 
May 2013, Arizona State University
-Performance Diploma in Violin 
May 2008, Indiana University
-Master of Music in Violin Performance
May 2006, Indiana University
-Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
May 2003, Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music
-Music Theory Degree
May 1999, New Conservatory of Thessaloniki
-Performance Diploma in Violin
May 1999, New Conservatory of Thessaloniki

-Grant Jan 2013 Office of the President Dissertation Grant, Arizona State University
-Special Talent Award Aug 2010, 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 College
-Raphael International Student Scholarship August 1999,Oberlin College
-First Prize March 1994,Panhellenic Violin Competition

$50 per hour/ $30 per 30 min.

I started teaching as a music assistant at Oberlin College.

I have been teaching nearly 20 years at several universities including Indiana University and Arizona State University, as well as beginning and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating music expression, I have successfully prepared students for entrance auditions of undergraduate and graduate music programs at Universities and for regional/ all state orchestra auditions. I also teach the Suzuki method to beginner students. I believe that music makes smart kids smarter. All ages and levels are welcome, whether you want to play professionally or for fun!

I love all concerts!

There are many wonderful teachers that can help you with your journey!

The best recipe for success is having faith, as well as, being realistic about planning goals and dedicating time for practicing!

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