Sahakyan Piano Lessons
About this pro
I have a doctorate degree in piano performance and over 14 years of teaching experience. I teach piano lessons at my student's home, because I have found that learning and practicing in the same location increases memory retention of the new concepts and assignments learned for the week. However, I can also teach from my home in Midvale. I also speak four different languages (English, Russian, German, and Armenian) and can teach lessons in whichever language you would like. I like to make each student feel special, valued, and encouraged. I enjoy coordinating student recitals and regularly meeting with parents to discuss progress and future plans in both school settings and private tutoring. I strive to help my students enjoy the process of understanding and making music truly sound like a work of art. Please visit my website for more details.
5 years in business
- What types of customers have you worked with?My goal is to first learn my studentÃÂs strengths and musical preferences. Once I have an understanding of my studentÃÂs goals, then I craft a strategy specific to that student. My private lessons focus on artistic performances of piano repertoire, sight-reading and learning rudimentary exercises. Once a strong foundation is established, I move on to teach my students music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition and ensemble work. Although an emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, the studentÃÂs curriculum is always tailored to the studentÃÂs interests and goals.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?When hiring a piano instructor, look to see how dedicated the individual is in his/her profession. Some people teach piano lessons just to supplement their income, and others make a profession out of it because they love music and teaching. Those that are teaching just to supplement their income tend to focus exclusively on teaching a student to play, but do not take the time to establish a strong foundation for music theory and other important and valuable music skills.