Excellent classical professional pianist / Experienced piano teacher Teaching any ages from 7 to 70 classical music, jazz and pop music 1) About Me: Music has been my life since the age of 7 years old when I first began piano lessons. I have a BA in Piano Performance from Yerevan Music-Pedagogical College. I graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Music Piano Performance with Honors, Yerevan State Conservatory, along with qualifications in Soloist of Chamber Group, Piano Teaching and Accompanist. While attending Yerevan State, I was also awarded the International Prize: Piano Performace, at the International Competition of Musician Performers in Tbilisi, Georgia. I have also performed with various symphonic orchestras, soloists and choirs in Saint Petersburg (Russia), Olso (Norway), New York (USA) and elsewhere in Europe. 2) Teaching Experience I have over 30 years of private piano teaching experience. My BA Degree includes training in Pedagogy (the methods of teaching). At least 5 dozen of my students have successfully passed their Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) evaluation. 3) Teaching Methods Whether it’s Russian Classical methods or pop, rock, and top 40 music I can adapt a curriculum to fit the individual needs of the student. I can also incorporate preparation for the Music Teacher’s Association of California’s (MTAC) Certificate of Merit Prprogram. I have been a member of the MTAC since 2003. 4) Teaching Style My goal is to build a complete pianist. I encourage slow tempo practice in order to pay attention to details ranging from note accuracy, counting, dynamics, technique (finger numbers, hand position, balance). I teach various piano literature from a range of historical periods including Baroque, Classical, Classical, Romantic/Impressionist, Contemporary, and Jazz 5) Who I teach From Ages 7 to the ‘Young at Heart’ I can work and schedule around your busy lifestyle. I have the ability to work and schedule around the lives of my individual students.
My goal is to build a complete pianist. I encourage slow tempo practice in order to pay attention to details ranging from note accuracy, counting, dynamics, technique (finger numbers, hand position, balance). I teach various piano literature from a range of historical periods including Baroque, Classical, Classical, Romantic/Impressionist, Contemporary, and Jazz
I am Mei Li from China. Every Summer, I visit the United States of America and enjoy Gary’s Piano Lessons. He has huge repertoire and propose that songs which need every single student! Maestro Gary helped me express my feelings and open my personality in music. Thank You Teacher!!! See you next summer… Mei Li (China)
Gary is phenomenal pianist and very experienced teacher in classical music, he helps to develop my finger technique. In Pop music, he challenging my emotional performance. When he teaches Jazz, I enjoyed that modern and spiritual rhythm’s, what we feel in temporary life…
1 Hour - $50
45 minutes - $40
30 minutes - $30, If student is within 5 miles or is ready to come to me.
Lessons available in English, Russian and Armenian.
RECOMMENDATION LETTER- 1
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am very glad to write you this letter of recommendation for Gary Khachikyan. Mr Khachikyan worked for us for 2 years and during this period of time he earned deepest respect from faculty, students and parents alike. He earned school’s respect for his work ethic, discipline and teaching professionalism. Gary’s warm and enthusiastic attitude and his patience enabled him to teach and interact with students at all grades and levels including adults.
Gary Khachikyan taught classical music, pop, jazz and created improvisations in three languages: English, Russian and Armenian.
Our school was very fortunate to have Gary as part of our faculty. Mr. Khachikyan’s dedication to teaching and his love of music make him an ideal candidate that I highly recommend.
Founder and Director of International Music School
Costa Mesa, California
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am very glad to write you this letter of recommendation for Gary Khachikyan. Mr. Khachikyan worked for 7 years for the school that I manage. During his years with us, Gary Khachikyan proved himself to be an enthusiastic and disciplined teacher. Gary always demonstrated a warm and friendly attitude towards the students and their parents. Gary’s highest professionalism and outstanding piano technique enabled him to teach students at all grades and levels in all musical genres.
Gary Khachikyan is a friendly and easy going person. Gary was an active member of Faculty and took a great pride in being involved in school’s concerts. Gary communicates quite well and in 3 different langauges: English, Russian and Armenian.
Mr. Khachikyan is a candidate that I highly recommend for a Piano Teacher’s position in genres of classical music, pop, jazz and improvisations.