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Tatiana Riabinkina

Tatiana Riabinkina


Bass Guitar Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: Master's degree in Music
  • Pricing: $20+ per lesson (groups/ individual prices negotiable)
  • Styles: Classical, Jazz, Latina, Rock, Pop, Funk/Soul, Folk
  • Suitability: 5 years and up Beginner to advanced


Tatiana Riabinkina was born and raised up in Russia. She graduated from Moscow College of Improvising Music as a Bass Guitar Player, and after that was educated as a composer at Russian Academy of Music. In 2019, she graduated from New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University of Wellington). During many years, she has been playing in different bands and styles from jazz and classical music to rock and pop.

As a solo bass player she leads her own YouTube project. As a composer, Tatiana has had works performed in New Zealand, USA, and Russia.

Teaching Info

As a teacher Tatiana based on a number of teaching philosophies, particularly concept of ‘simultaneous learning’, with each lesson tailored to the individual student’s needs. She understands that there is not just one way to make music and believes in a holistic approach emphasising music as a communal activity. Formal elements like sight-reading, analysis and technique are taught in combination with improvisation, aural skills, and musicianship, providing a nuanced appreciation of musical style while also building fundamental skills which create a well-rounded musician.

Composition lessons focus on unlocking the student’s creative potential, beginning with short compositions for solo and/or small groups, and eventually learning to compose and arrange for a full orchestra.

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