In addition to an active performing career, Tanya is committed to education. Inspired by her mentor and teacher, Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma, Tanya wants to help young musicians understand what it takes to have a career in music.
Together with pianist Eric Zivian, Tanya spent the past several years developing Benvenue House Music‘s Apprentice Program, which provides talented emerging musicians performance opportunities alongside veteran performers in intimate settings.
In 2015, Tanya and Eric decided to expand this concept by founding the Valley of the Moon Music Festival, in Sonoma, California. Presenting Romantic and Classical chamber music on original instruments, it is the first of its kind in the U.S. The Apprenticeship Program is central to the festival, helping further the careers of up-and-coming artists.
Tanya currently teaches part-time at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Past teaching highlights include master classes at Yale and Julliard as well as positions on faculty at San Jose State and the American Bach Soloists Academy.
Tanya has recently become very concerned about our environment and the devastating consequences of climate change. In an effort to encourage policy change at the upcoming Paris2015: UN Climate Change Conference, she founded Musicians for the Planet, a musical petition in support of this cause.