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Genia comes from a distinguished line of Russian pianists and was taught by her great-grandmother, the renowned pianist and pedagogue Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz and wife of Soviet economist Evsey Liberman) and later by pianist Sergei Yushkevitch at the Kharkov Institute of Arts, Ukraine. She went on to study in London, with Professor Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and with Professor Douglas Finch at Trinity College of Music.
Her numerous accolades include the Premier Prix GSMD, the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Founders Prize for Excellence, the Dame Myra Hess Award and the Craxton Trust Award.
Genia holds six instrumental diplomas: MMus (Dist), LGSM(Dist), PGDipMus(Dist), PGA(Dist), Honours Diploma of Kharkov State Institute of Arts (Ukraine) and Concert Recital Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music (Premier Prix GSMD).
Genia has taught at Trinity College of Music, Dartington and COMA Summer Schools, De Montfort University (Leicester), Lewis University (Peoria, USA), Californian Association of Piano Teachers (CAPMT) in Los-Angeles and EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) International Conferences in 2007 and 2009.
She is also the founder of the GéNIA Music Piano School in London, where she, and a select number of highly trained teachers, have been teaching the piano for over 10 years.
As a music educator, Genia developed Piano-Yoga®, a multi-dimensional method of piano playing, and gives masterclasses and lectures based on this holistic approach. Genia's first Piano-Yoga® book "Transform your hands: A complete ten week course of piano exercises" was published in 2009 (eBook and paperback).
Genia is regularly invited to become involved in numerous educational projects; she is currently on the Board of Directors of "Mysuka", a Californian Children's Choir, USA.
Genia teaches for all ability levels but specialises in fixing complications or injuries suffered by professional musicians. She extols the transformative effects music can have on the mind and body and emphasises the joy of playing, never allowing practice or performance to become a burden. She teaches the best practices from the very beginning, never allowing bad habits to take root. Genia also encourages the use of yoga as a means of looking after your body, using tried and tested yoga techniques to help stretch and relax muscles, improve posture and improve flexibility, which allow her students to practice and play for much longer, while avoiding common RSI problems.
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Additional Languages: Russian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Trinity (2006) - MMUS (Dist) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)