Submit your review
I have been taking piano lessons from Anahid since Oct 2018. I came to her with a clear goal of getting admission into university piano performance program, and Anahid has been a great help since the very first lesson. She is very experienced in RCM programs and was guiding me through the audition requirements and helped me selected the audition repertoires. I feel very lucky that I found her to be my teacher. Every lesson was a fruitful session with a great deal of fun.
Being an adult student with some piano training when I was a teen, I was able to play to a certain level but not confident with my technical skills and analytical skills. Anahid, being a professional pianist herself, can spot the problems immediately and efficiently help me correct and improve on it. Her mechanism in piano playing really helped me advance my skills as well as my expressiveness in performance. Her deep love to music and her passion into teaching truly benefits students who study under her.
To me, Anahid is much more than a piano teacher. She is a dear friend to talk to, a guidance in music, and a mentor who offers great pep talk.
Teaching adults is more difficult than children and require some skills that Anahid has in abundance. She is patient and provides a lot of direction when teaching the basics but let's you have fun with simple and tricky songs at the same time. Each class is a mix of the above two and before long you have confidence while being challenged.
I began taking Piano lessons with Anahid's studio as an adult beginner. I was assigned to work with one of her teachers, Parham Haghighi. I had not taken any sort of instrument lessons since I was a kid (I am currently 26). I found the lessons very helpful and thought the instruction was very well tailored to my age and lack of experience. The best part was the holistic nature of the lessons. Parham was NOT just trying to move through as many pages of the lesson book as quick as possible, we made sure I had a complete understanding of the lesson as a whole. We would focus on sight reading, music theory and the actually playing of the songs. This way, I felt like I walked away from each lesson with a better appreciation for what I have just learned.
Personally, this sort of instruction is much more effective. Instead of mindlessly moving through drill after drill, Parham took the time to make sure I understood all the nuances involved with playing the piano. With this additional knowledge, I have a much more natural interest in continuing to play the piano and developing my ability into a life long skill!
I'm an adult learner who had some experience in keyboards, but was very stiff with piano. Anahid definitely helped me to correct my fingers, and more importantly, to learn how to play expressively. She is an encouraging teacher, and an empathetic friend. It was a very pleasant learning experience, and the final recital would be a forever memory!
I took piano and voice lessons with Parham for a year. Parham is a talented pianist and an excellent teacher. Parham cares about each of his students and the direction they wish to take in the music. He customizes his teaching method in the way to fit them best and does this in a continuous dynamic dialogue with students. As a teacher, Parham is patient and passionate. He doesn’t mind to spend extra time for a student to make sure his/her class has been productive. Parham is connected to Berklee College of Music community, and besides what he teaches through the lessons, one could learn a lot about music in a bigger picture. All in all, I am happy with my experience with Parham."
Parham has a solid technique set up but at the same time, he is very flexible to make it work for every type of person. He is patient which is very helpful on those days when you have not practiced enough. He always has this smile on his face which is very encouraging. I enjoy my piano lessons with Parham, cause not only I learn so much, but also I leave the class in a great mood every single time.
Parham was a wonderful piano instructor for my daughter this summer. He was patient, pleasant, informative, consistent. All great! I would highly recommend him.
Anahid is an excellent instructor and is very talented. I am a beginner adult and started taking lessons with her this past year. I have very little musical knowledge/experience, but I always had an interest since childhood. Her methods of teaching are very effective. She not only teaches the content but also is attentive and provides key feedback in terms of technique. I walk away from each class learning something new. Also being a beginner adult, I truly appreciate her patience and kind personality. She also takes the time to get to know her students, which is very nice. I am excited to continue my lessons this year and look forward to working with Anahid!
I have been taking lessons with Anahid since last August. It has been a wonderful learning experience. I am an adult learner without any experience with music notes or any other musical instruments at all when I started with her. She understands my goals/needs and tries her best to fit my schedule, and adjusts her teaching to my learning habits. I now can read music notes and play songs written by my favorite musicians. I have been longing for this for a long time!! Definitely would love to recommend her to anyone who are looking for taking up piano seriously:D
I have been taking lessons with Anahid for about half a year. I am an adult learner who had some basic experience when I started with her and in a relatively short period of time I feel much more confident in my playing. She has helped me to refine my practice technique and understand how to play the music expressed by the notes, rather than just the notes themselves.
Anahid teaches with a friendly and encouraging style, while also challenging her students to push themselves. With her help I am preparing for an RCM exam this summer and learning more and more complicated pieces. And in the mark of a truly good teacher, I always leave lessons with her able to actually hear how I have improved over the course of the lesson.
Anahid is a great teacher and I can confidently recommend her to anyone looking to learn piano!