Abgarian Music Academy

Abgarian Music Academy

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About this pro

I Graduated at the top of my class from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in June of 2019. From 2014-2015, I studied with professor Vera Gornostaeva and from 2015-2019 I studied with professor Sergei Dorensky. I'm currently getting a Master’s degree in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 

 I was a participant in the International Charity Foundation program created by Vladimir Spivakov and I have played many concerts under the foundation abroad.

I was a participant of the international music festival, "Crescendo,” held under the auspices of Denis Matsuev.

I have participated in master-classes with leading pianists: Luiz de Moura Castro (USA), Naum Shtarkman (Moscow), Boaz Sharon (USA), Sergei Milstein (Switzerland), Maria Gambarian (Russia-Armenia ), Galina Minsker (St. Petersburg), Atanas Kurtev (Bulgaria), Albert Sassmann (Austria) and Willem Brons (Netherlands).

I received a scholarship from the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) international foundation and I have performed in Armenia.

I performed in the International Festival competition in Ruza, Russia on multiple occasions.

I was an invited guest in the international festival Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio-UAX, I had recitals in Spain on three different occasions.

I was one of five participants selected from Russia to perform in the Malta International Music Festival.

In the summer 2018 I received a full scholarship in order to perform in Italy, “Musicfest Perugia,” which is held every year in July.

Since 2015 and on a yearly basis since then, I was invited to the “International Brons Festival,” in the Netherlands.

While I was studying in Moscow, I also took classes with the following professors and concert pianists, Andrey Pisarev, Nikolay Lugansky and Pavel Nersessian.

Music has the unique ability to teach kids, not only about our rich and ancient history, but it’s also an affective way of contributing to the development of our youth. Ultimately, the basic foundation of any successful country, is its education sector. By investing in education and contributing to the development of our compatriots, we’ll establish an environment which will foster sustainable growth for years to come. 


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Pinole, CA 94564
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2 Reviews


  • Julia Katz

    We have really enjoyed our piano lessons with Mariam. To start with, Mariam is a phenomenally skilful and advanced-level pianist, which is extremely motivating for her students. In addition, her enthusiasm for playing the piano, creativity, inspired presence and attention to her students are felt in each lesson. Our 6-year old daughter has been steadily improving in her skill and ability. She now understands that learning to play piano takes dedicated practice and is very excited when she has learned a new piece. I’m beyond excited to have found Abgarian Music Academy and sincerely hope my daughter can continue to study here for many years to come.

  • Narine

    She is extremely experienced👍👍

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I was fortunate enough to have an outstanding professors in my life, such as:

Vera Gornostaeva https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Gornostayeva,

Sergey Dorensky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Dorensky,

Nikolay Lugansky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Lugansky,

and Jon Nakamatsu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Nakamatsu.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 min - $50

45 min - $75

60 min - $100

Languages: Russian, Armenian, and English. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've been teaching for 10 years