I have been teaching violin since I was 18- it is a big passion of mine. I teach all levels of students, from beginners to most advanced. I started out teaching European style because my background is coming from Moscow Conservatory, Almaty Conservatory and then Eastman School of Music in upstate NY. Then in 2017 I felt I needed to be more complete as a teacher and learned at Teacher Training for Suzuki Method at Ithaca Suzuki Institute in Ithaca, NY. Now I’m teaching combining these styles in my teaching. I “tailor” my approach to each student individually, trying to meet their needs and goals to the fullest. Lessons are fun and little pressure but packed with information and my own demonstration on instrument at any time. I prepare for auditions, concerts and important performances, but there are students in my studio that only want to learn how to play and that’s fine, too.
I enjoy process of teaching a lot- how my students grow how they learn and how they change in course of their studies. Become better people better musicians better players.
A great teacher of violin lessons.
Not only is Ainur a beautiful violinist, but as a teacher she meets the student where they are and is not afraid to try different strategies she thinks will work best for your student rather than sticking to a rigid learning plan. She has a lot of patience but simultaneously high expectations.
Ainur is an excellent musician and teacher.
I love working with Dr. Zabenova because she not only teaches me great techniques but also makes lessons fun. I have noticeably improved so much since I started working with Dr. Zabenova and plan to continue to do so.