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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!
I'm a beginning piano student and my experience with Anahid has been great! She strikes a balance between keeping the mood of the lessons friendly and relaxed and at the same time pushing my beyond my comfort zone and inspiring me to learn music that I thought was beyond my level. As other reviews have mentioned, she is open to a student's suggestions about which piece to learn, which is great if you're a classical music fan!
I've been taking piano lessons with Anahid for over a year now with no plan to stop. I'm very happy I found Anahid. I can't say I'm good at piano, but classes are fun and challenging, which is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up. Whether you are an adult or young person, experienced or just starting out, I would highly recommend Anahid.
Anahid is one of the best piano teacher I've ever studied with. She is very passionate about her job, and enjoys teaching very much. Throughout almost 4 years study with her, I enjoyed every moment. I am an adult student with some basic skills when I started study with Anahid. She understood my background very well and every new piece she gave me was very personalized to train one of the piano playing skills. Because I am a huge fun of classical music, she also considered my opinion on music selection. She often sent me a list of music and asked me which one I want to work next. The way she trained me was also very academic. The pieces I worked on were diversify, from baroque to impression, from Bach to Beethoven to Greg. She kept a good balance between "fun" and "academic style", which made all her lessons both enjoyable, and effective.When study a new piece of music, Anahid was never satisfied with just a play through. This to her is just the first step. We often discuss the music theory behind each piece, as well as the history and the composer. She also gave me a lot room for my interpretation. When I played on the semi-annual performances she held for all of her student each year, I was confident that I was performing, not just playing the right notes. I often saw Anahid teaching younger student. Her attitude was both encouraging and discipline. The satisfaction and proudness on the parents' face were the best approval. It is very sad that I have to move to San Francisco and end my piano journey with her.A good piano teacher is not about how fast he or she can play Liszt's etudes, but what the student can learn from the teacher. A piano lesson shouldn't be just about teaching how to play the right note, but about how to enjoy the music while playing. Anahid belongs to few great teachers that reach those high standards.