TRADITION AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEORGIAN PIANO PEDAGOGICAL SCHOOL VANDA SHIUKASHVILI’S AND NODAR GABUNIA’S TEACHING METHODS


Abstract: The paper deals with the teaching methods of two great Georgian musicians, pianist and teacher Vanda Shiukashvili and Nodar Gabunia. Considerations of these two brilliant musician-teachers is the stronghold for future pedagogical work. The study and analysis of V. Shiukashvili`s unpublished scientific works allows to discuss her teaching methodology and make certain conclusions. Special attention should be paid to the methodology of working with beginners in special piano, as well as to the development of interest among pupils in the process of work, and its topicality. We have information about Nodar Gabunia’s original pedagogical system primarily on the basis of live contact. Over the years, studying in his class enabled the author to directly experience his pedagogical system. Paper mainly deals with the issue of the work’s structural integrity in the interpretation process.