Teachers

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At the Shine School of Music, we hand pick each of our teachers. Chosen for their unique abilities to impart the love of music in a structured learning environment. Let our teachers guide you in your musical journey!

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Each of our teachers are specialized in various instruments and have many years of knowledge and training. They are well prepared to instruct learners, to train students for exams, public performance and to help learners become talented musicians in their own right. Students will benefit from one-on-one classes with our teachers, who are dedicated to crafting personal and thought out lessons suitable for their specific student’s requirements.

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OUR TEACHERS

Prof Strahinja Sajin
GUITAR, PIANO, KEYBOARD, SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, ACCORDION, DRUMS, THEORY OF MUSIC, HISTORY OF MUSIC
Prof. Strahinja Sajin teaches Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, as well as Saxophone, Clarinet, and Accordion at the Shine School of Music. A true master of the arts, Prof Sajin is the original founder of Shine Music School in South Africa, Germany and Serbia. Today he continues teaching in South Africa, and at the Shine School of Music in Barcelona Spain, with his son Milos Sajin. When this truly accomplished musician visits the Barcelona school he brings with him not only his ample arsenal of skills of but five decades of experience in teaching, performing, composing and music publishing.

Professor Sajin was one of the principal motivators of the proliferation and development of classical guitar throughout former Yugoslavia during the second half of the twentieth century. These days, Prof Sajin teaches a wide array of instruments with and spends his time sharing his profound knowledge and experience between the Shine Music School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Shine School of Music in Barcelona, Spain.

Tina Laliachvili
PIANO
Tina studied music in Russia for 16 years, completing her studies at a music conservatory in Georgia with Manana Neldze. She has been professionally teaching for 25 years, where she specializes in classical piano. She has been a valued teacher at the Shine school of music for many years where she instructs students piano and prepares learners for exams. Tina has a passion for teaching and enjoys imparting her many years of experience with students.

Irene Feoktistova
PIANO, KEYBOARD, THEORY, SINGING
Irene graduated from the Ippolitov Ivanov Music institute in 1989, specializing in piano, music theory and the history of music. She has over 20 years of skilled teaching experience and is qualified to coach students through piano exams. In 1997 she performed an original piano piece and won an award at the Moscow Music Festival. She loves music and enjoys sharing her musical inspiration with students.

Angela Mornadji
PIANO, SINGING, KEYBOARD, THEORY OF MUSIC
Angela studied music in Kirgistan, and has been teaching for over 10 years specializing in piano and singing. She is very involved in her churches musical group and a prolific performer. She shares her love of music and inspiration through teaching.

Olha Shymonyak
VIOLIN, VIOLA, PIANO, THEORY OF MUSIC

Olha has travelled the world extensively, helping her students achieve their musical dreams! She holds a PhD in Violin, a Master’s Degree in Piano and Viola and Theory of Music. She is active as a professional musician and performs regularly on the piano, and violin, playing the lead and solo roles for the Strius quartet “Zeus”. Olha is skilled at training and coaching students for their musical exams, including the ABRSM, Trinity Rock & Pop, and the National Eisteddfod.

Raphael Cohen
VIOLIN, GUITAR

Raphael studied at the HAIFA Conservatory in Israel and has over 12 years teaching experience, teaching Violin (all ages) and Guitar (beginners). He regularly performs and is part of a chamber music group. He holds a Playing Diploma (Licentiate) / Performance from “Trinity College of London” and loves teaching because of the satisfaction of shaping students’ futures – young or old! Raphael coaches and prepares music students for Trinity and ABRSM grading exams.

Thomas Edward Nichol
DRUMS, SINGING

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Witwatersrand and holds an Award for Full Tuition Scholarship at Wits University and Partial Tuition Scholarship at Wits University. He plays drums for a South African Hip Hop/Fusion Band and regularly performs with a South African Jazz/Soul Band. Thomas is the Head of the Bass voice group with Young Wits Choir. He is a Drummer/Singer/Music Director at His Way Church in Sandton.

 

Kimon Dimitri Phirippides
PIANO, MUSIC THEORY

Kimon is a young musician with over 15 years of piano playing experience. Kimon has a great music theory and aural training background.

 

 

 

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