Posted on July 29th, 2021 by Milos Sajin
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tina Laliachvili, who unexpectedly passed away early on Thursday the 29th of July 2021.
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou
Tina has been a pillar of our school and part of the Shine musical family for many years. Loved by both staff and students alike.
Tina studied music in Russia for 16 years, completing her studies at a music conservatory in Georgia with Manana Neldze. She taught professionally for over 25 years, specializing in classical piano. She has been a valued teacher at the Shine School of Music for over a decade where she instructed our students in piano and prepared learners for exams.
Tina had a passion for teaching and enjoyed imparting her many years of experience with students. Tina was both kind and dedicated to sharing her love of music, she will be sorely missed by those that knew her.
“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. “
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
If you wish, please leave a message or memory of Tina in the comment section.
Prof. Strahinja & Zana Sajin
The Shine School of Music
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Posted on April 18th, 2020 by shineuser
Online learning, with live lessons, like those offered at Shine for many years, has recently grown in popularity due to the current world situation and the need to stay at home due to Covid-19. However this way of learning has great benefits, from the economic, to the flexibility and continuity of classes from anywhere in the world, even if you are not confined or sheltering in your home!
When we take classes from our homes it doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside or if traffic to get to our school is jam packed. Attending a class is as easy as switching on a button, sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea, and getting started with your teacher! Just sit back and enjoy a lesson from the comfort of home. Now there is no excuse for being lazy! And what a joy to laugh and smile with a familiar face while enjoying your favourite hobby!
The current disruptions of the Corona Virus don’t have to break your usual way of life, you can continue lessons unhindered with online classes. Being able to carry on with our normal routine means that our situation at home is more stable, which can help alleviate undue stress or anxiety. No complications, no hassle, just an internet connection, and you are ready to go, and this means that you can stay safe both physically and mentally!
Perhaps you are only discovering the benefits of online learning now, during the “shelter at home” movements, but Shine has been touting the benefits of online study for almost a decade. Ask any of our long-time online students; having the flexibility to continue lessons after a work transfer or move, mean that we can maintain our musical progress. A number of our students came to Barcelona to study an intensive course, and now continue their lessons from their homes, extending and advancing their studies. We continue to cultivate our teacher-student connection. No need to hunt for new teachers or lessons. Online lessons have just made our life easier!
Online classes can be more intensive and focused. Classes through platforms such as Skype, Zoom, among others, create a space of full attention. Without the distractions that may happen in a school environment, because of this students often see great and rapid advances in learning.
Distance means nothing! No matter what country in the world we live or where we move, we can continue taking classes with the teacher we like from anywhere. Classes are not only a source of knowledge for many students but also an enjoyable way to pass the time, and learning online means that you can continue with your hobby from anywhere with an internet connection. This allows a continuity that would not be possible in any other way. Many students take advantage of virtual classes so as not to lose any headway in their studies, when traveling for work or long vacations.
Further benefits to online study include better time management. Many people these days have busy schedules, filled with work requirements, or family life and extra-murals. We tend to rush about and often find little time to practice our instrument. With an online lesson, you don’t have to use your time to move from one place to another. Rather you can make time for practice or being well rested for your class. So much time and energy can be saved, and undoubtedly, the efficiency created by e-learning provides greater comfort and a better quality of life.
Economically speaking, money can be saved on transport, and perhaps these savings can be put towards buying a dreamt of instrument or indeed investing in further learning. Often online lessons are also cheaper for many people, as rates for classes are more competitive.
If you haven’t experienced music lessons online, now may be a good time to encourage yourself to try. Take advantage of the advances in technology to improve your quality of life, manage our own time, save money, and be able to continue with your favourite teacher from anywhere on the planet at any time of the year.
We invite you to try this wonderful experience of learning an instrument from the comfort of your home.
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Posted on March 12th, 2017 by Milos Sajin
Music is a powerful tool to improve concentration and your brain. Learning a musical instrument has been proven to increase a students self esteem, as well as their IQ! Amazing!
At Shine School of Music we offer music lessons to children of all ages starting from 3 years old. We offer kids piano lessons, kids guitar lessons and kids singing lessons, all with professional teachers with years of experience. All our lessons are held in a safe environment in Johannesburg. Our music lessons are an affordable way to benefit your child’s natural learning, and to open up a whole new educational experience for them! Contact us for more info and start your children off on the right foot!
music is great for kids!
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Posted on November 30th, 2015 by Milos Sajin
Shine Music School held their 60th student music concert on the 29th of November 2015 much to the enjoyment of all who attended. The concerts continue to foster a love of music within the community, where both our beginner and advanced students can showcase their preferred musical style, instrument and what they have learned in the past months. It is an opportunity for all our learners to play in front of an audience, something the school strongly advocates as a huge part of studying and appreciating music.
We were very pleased to welcome back the Prof and Zana Sajin after their stay in Spain. A fantastic time was had by all as we listened to students perform pieces on a variety of instruments, from violin to drums as well as singing! Thank you all for coming!
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