Maia started her musical journey at the age of 6 when she entered the Z. Phaliashvili State Musical School in Georgia (one of the most beautiful countries of the Former Soviet Union). She received her Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy degree at Tbilisi Z. Phaliashvili Music College, Georgia.
Since her childhood Maia Kratsashvili was actively involved in various Class Concerts, Small Solo Concerts and performed with the State Symphony Orchestra of Georgia (the spectrum of repertoires included Scarlatti, Handel, Haydn, JS Bach, Clementi, Mozart, Beethoven, Czerny, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov…).
Maia’s teaching experience counts more than 10 years of working in the academic environment of music schools in the country of Georgia, at Metz Music, Rolla, Missouri, and many years of giving private lessons to different ages/levels by developing individualized instructions and setting personalized learning goals to reach maximum results.
In addition to graduating with a Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy degree, she never gave up her passion to study Mathematics. Working toward her goals, Maia earned her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Sokhumi State University, Georgia.
As an outcome of her experience of teaching piano in the country of Georgia and the US, the GCSE Mathematics (5th – 9th grades) at St. George’s British Georgian School, working as an ELL Teacher Assistant at Rolla, Missouri Public Schools, communicating closely with the students at the Missouri Schools For Severely Disabled, Maia Kratsashvili believes that learning music increases students’ communication skills and positively influences their self-esteem and stress management on top of musical knowledge.
Besides her career, Maia enjoys her life with her amazing husband and three sons by visiting places for sightseeing and entertainment.