Zinaida Smirnova was born February 2, 1974 in the city of Vyazniki of Vladimir region, has finished music school of the city of Vyazniki, the Vladimir Regional College of Music, Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. Worked as a teacher in musical schools in the city of Vyazniki (Vladimir oblast), Lyubertsy (Moscow oblast), Skhodnya (Moscow region), secondary school №692 of Moscow.

Currently, Z. G. Smirnova is a teacher of guitar class at the Children's School of Arts named after L. I. Oshanin g. Vyazniki, writes pieces for young guitarists (published ten collections of original works for guitar, including a methodological guide for teaching children "the ABC of small guitar"); it repeatedly became the winner and laureate of the international competition of composers "Seven notes – six strings" (Gomel, Belarus), as well as the winner of regional competitions of pedagogical skill in the nomination "Methodical work", working in the jury of competitions of various levels; lecturer at courses of improvement of qualification of teachers on guitar, and at seminars at various levels; conducts annual seminars, teachers in guitar on the basis of DSHI im.L.And.Oshanin g. Vyazniki. Z. G. Smirnova also maintains an active teaching career, her class students become laureates and diploma winners of regional, interregional and international contests, they give concerts.

Zinaida Smirnova