Naina Jinga – Teaching Biography
Dr. Naina Jinga is a dedicated musician, a passionate and compassionate teacher, who successfully combines the European and Canadian education, culture and experience. She teaches piano, music theory, ear training, composition, voice coaching, being also an appreciated accompanist for instrumentalists and singers.
Naina began playing the piano at the age of four, and writing her first compositions at twelve.
She has appeared as a piano-soloist with Romanian orchestras, in solo piano recitals and piano-duos.
She graduated from the "Gheorghe Dima" Academy of Music in 1991 (Bachelor of Music), where she was later appointed as Assistant Professor and, since 1998, as University lecturer. She holds a Masters in Music (The University of Western Ontario) and a Ph.D. in Composition (“Gh. Dima” Academy of Music, Cluj, Romania) with a “Magna cum Laudae”.
Other studies have included completion of an artistic residency at the Banff Arts Centre (1999) and in Krumlov (Czech Republic, 1998).
She has written extensively in instrumental, vocal, choral, chamber music and orchestral genres with performances in Canada, Romania, Ukraine, France, Norway, Czech Republic, Australia, and elsewhere. In more recent years, embracing a new style, has won her a loyal fanbase and increased worldwide her popularity.
Naina is also the recipient of many international awards and scholarships.
In 2003, Naina Jinga moved to Canada, where she attended graduate studies in Composition at the University of Western Ontario, studying with Dr. Peter Paul Koprowski; at the same time, she was a Teaching Assistant and Accompanist at the University of Western Ontario, London, a Private Piano, Music Theory, Composition and Voice Teacher at her own studio - the “Do-Re-Mi Music Studio”, London, Ontario for more than 13 years. After relocating to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2016, she has continued to teach piano and music theory classes, this time at the Yamaha School and the Tauber Music School, as well as at the “Do-Re-Mi Music Studio”.
Through these professional experiences, Naina has been very fortunate to educate a very diverse group of elementary, middle and high school, as well as university students, teaching individual classes, small group or large classes (up to 60 students). Under Naina’s guidance, her students have achieved hundreds of awards, scholarships, trophies and gold medals at provincial and national levels, such us the Winnipeg Music Festival, Kiwanis Music Festival of London, Stratford, Toronto, Woodstock, St. Thomas, Young Artist Competition, Rotary Festival,
Tauber Music Festival, or the prestigious Canadian Music Competition, as well as the highest honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada for their piano and theory examinations (99% of her students achieving marks above 80 in both piano and theory subjects), and have enjoyed their participation in numerous recitals and concerts. In 2020, two of her piano students have earned gold medals at the RCM exams - Provincial levels.
Throughout Naina’s teaching career, she has been driven to help students achieve their very
best. Her goal is to instill a fine sense of music appreciation, while at the same time, teaching students about the technical and stylistic aspects of music.
She offers music lessons in-person, as well as online.
Instrument / Discipline
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- At own home
- At own studio
- 2005 - Masters of Music - University of Western Ontario
- 2003 - Ph.D. in Music - Gh.Dima Academy of Music, Cluj, Romania
- 1991 - Bachelors of Music - Gh.Dima Academy of Music, Cluj, Romania
- Carrer Development Program - Banff Centre for the Arts -
- Canadian Music Centre - National