The Piano Studio Of Dr. Ali

The Piano Studio Of Dr. Ali

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About

As an educator, I see that my duty is to join and guide my students through their journey of self-awareness and acceptance. “I am worth it” is a motto that shall accompany them in every work they produce. I also lead by action; I want my students and community to see the possibilities and potential instead of the obstacles. Everyone is expected to deliver a certain “thing” through our job, education, parenthood, and the list goes on. The core of my teaching is always asking my students what they imagine their future is like. How do they imagine reaching there? What can I do as a mentor to help them achieve that? While this may be a naive look at the world, their answers are not what matters here but rather the process and the journey. I work to equip all my students with the tools and strategies that will forever help them navigate their journey as humans, assuring them that the process is always more important than the product.


Highlights

Hired 2 times
1 employee
22 years in business
Serves San Jose , CA

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

Social media


Details

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos


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    winnie J.

    Dr. Ali is absolutely amazing! Getting ready for the RCM Associate Diploma was super stressful, but she really went the extra mile to make it a fantastic and efficient prep. I genuinely look forward to every session with her.
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    October 17, 2023

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    agatha D.

    Our kids absolutely love Dr. Ali and the way she teaches. Her creativity lights up every part of her lessons. Dr. Ali uses really smart ideas to make music learning a life-long passion for her students. She also organizes studio sessions, masterclasses, and performances for all of her students. We feel lucky to be part of Dr. Alis successful studio.
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    October 06, 2023

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    michael C.

    I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Ali without reservation. She exemplifies the utmost professionalism and is the best teacher Ive ever had the privilege to work with.
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    September 30, 2023

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    milan X.

    Our children have the privilege of working with Dr. Ali twice a week, and their enthusiasm is soaring. Her sessions are filled with joy and engagement, leaving them wishing for more time, even though they already have a full hour. Dr. Ali has ignited their passion for both music and analytics.
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    September 30, 2023

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    elaine M.

    Im currently studying with Dr. Ali and I cant recommend her enough. Her teaching methods are original and very well structured. I havent experienced the same with any other teacher. You get to study music and performance professionally under her tutelage.
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    July 16, 2023

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    mimi D.

    Dr. Ali goes above and beyond. She helped me strengthen my theory skills, prepare for the RCM theory grade 9 assessment and pass with honors (almost distinction). I had no hope of passing initially because I failed in the two previous years with another teacher. Dr. Ali helped me set goals and understand every part of the curriculum. I had so much fun working with Dr. Ali. She is very detail-oriented and loves to keep her students well-organized with realistic expectations. She gives external resources and tweaks the material to be more fun. I highly recommend Dr. Ali to everyone. She only works with serious students that need a superstar of a teacher.
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    July 06, 2023

    Frequently asked questions

    The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali

    _ Teaching Philosophy

    One golden thing we learn from the arts is that everyone is a different artist with a different palate. Magic, it may seem, but it is there to reassure our differences and uniqueness to create our togetherness. It is about the balance between a productive environment reaching full potential, and also one where everyone is celebrated, respected, included, and loved. Precisely what I always aim to create as an educator; is an environment based on acceptance and celebrations of the commonality and differences in us. Regardless of what I am teaching, where, or with whom I am performing. Like many Artists of Color, growing up in Egypt with limited resources taught me to recognize and appreciate the value of the opportunity. I learned to realize and exercise perseverance, embrace challenges, garner passion, and formulate long-term goals. My creative process also stretched, as I was inspired to think outside the box by finding alternative solutions when resources were simply not available.

    As an educator, I see that my duty is to join and guide my students through their journey of self-awareness and acceptance. “I am worth it” is a motto that shall accompany them in every work they produce. I also lead by action; I want my students and community to see the possibilities and potential instead of the obstacles. Imagination has been somewhat underrated in our education system due to many reasons, including the expectation of society. Every one of us is expected to deliver a certain “thing” through our job, education, parenthood, and the list goes on. The core of my teaching is always asking my students what do they imagine their future is like? How do they imagine reaching there? What can I do as a mentor to help them achieve that? While this may be a naive look at the world, their answers are not what matters here but rather the process and the journey. I work to equip all my students with the tools and strategies that would forever help them navigate their journey as humans, assuring them that the process is always more important than the product.

    My philosophy of teaching is derived from the influence of my mentors, former teachers, and professional experiences. Throughout the many years of studying in the Middle East and the United States, I have been fortunate to have wonderfully committed mentors, and I am proud and honored to carry on their message that is strongly embedded with mine.

    I draw inspiration from my students, their perseverance, and their eagerness to make the world a better place. 

    I started my professional journey with the arts at the age of four and I started teaching when I was fifteen years old. The teaching mission and eagerness to work with beginner

    learners were vital to me. I consider every student of mine as my child I want to give all of what I have held within me. You can call me a tiger mom or a dolphin mom, very strict with certain measures to keep my students’ environment a magical place to learn and grow limitlessly.

    Doctor of Musical Arts, Stony Brook University Master of Music, Stony Brook University Professional Performance Certificate, Lynn University Bachelor of Music, Cairo Conservatory

    All ages:

    beginners-intermediate-advanced

    undergraduate music and non-music majors/minors


    Services offered

    Piano