The Orland  Centre For Music Performance

The Orland Centre For Music Performance

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Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance!

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

Teaching music and seeing my instrumentalists blossom!


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38 years in business
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    Ive been playing a few instruments for 23 years, and finally decided to get into violin. Farobag made me realize that I know next to nothing about the violin, and there is so much to learn. I played only a few notes in my first lesson, but his instruction was worth every penny. I am very excited for the next lesson and look forward to learning everything I can from Farobag. Highly recommended.
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    October 01, 2017

    Ganesh V.

    Latest Review
    By Ganesh V. on 9/17/2017
    Classical Piano, In studio
    Mr. Cooper is an experienced teacher. He teaches piano, violin & vocal from basic to advance level. My son has been taking piano classes from him for the past 3+ years. He loves to go to Mr. Coopers classes. The foremost quality in Mr. Cooper is that he seeks perfection and tries to imbibe the same in his students. He encourages all his students to perform their best and is extremely patient in dealing with his students. Mr. Cooper lets me sit in my sons lessons and I got my 101 on classical music with these sessons. I can appreciate what my son plays and also now able to appreciate classical music in general.
    Mr. Cooper encourages all his students to participate in IMA annual contests and puts a lot of effort in preparing his students for the same.
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    September 17, 2017

    Lulu Y.

    Mr. Cooper is one of the best teachers that I know. I am a slow learner and he would teach me things over and over again until I understand. Overall, he is a great teacher and I would recommend him if you need help on math.
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    September 10, 2017

    Carlithe L.

    By Carlithe
    Piano, In studio
    My son (eight years old) has been taking piano lessons from Mr. Cooper for one year now and has made great improvement in his piano playing. With Mr. Cooper, he is just not learning to play, but also learning to add emotion to his playing, having musicality. Mr. Cooper has been extremely patient with my son even during times when I know my son is getting frustrated or losing focus. It is evident that Mr. Cooper loves what he does and shares that passion with his students. I highly recommend Mr. Cooper! I’m even thinking about adding voice lessons for my son with Mr. Cooper if our schedule permits.
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    January 15, 2017

    Debra F.

    Farobag Homi Cooper is a very educated person, and spends a lot of time being sure that he has all the details straight on any given situation. He is a fine educator and has been very generous about helping me to understand many things about estate planning which I would never have known, and his knowledge has been instrumental in my planning process. I also find his integrity is beyond question.
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    November 08, 2016

    Patrick P.

    Great math tutor. Brushed up on math skills I hadnt used in years.
    Before working with this tutor I did not believe I had a very good chance of doing well on the math portion of the GRE. I have been out of college for almost ten years and although I did well in math, had not been using those skills in my daily life. During the lessons Farobag presented a series of challenging math problems for me to solve. Some of them I was completely stumped on, but he would give me enough hints to solve them on my own so when I see them on the test I will know how to solve them. He gave me some important formulas to memorize for the test. The scores I am getting on my practice tests are much higher then they were before and I am now confident that I will be able to get a decent score on the exam. Farobag is also very patient. There was a time when I missed an appointment and we just rescheduled. He is very flexible when it comes to scheduling.
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    October 31, 2016

    Frequently asked questions


    EditSecurities licensingMar 2001FINRA
    Series 7 (general securities representative) 
    Series 24 (general securities principal) 
    Series 53 (municipal securities principal)
    EditUsui Reiki MasterNov 2000Oshama Health Service
    EditChartered Financial Consultant, Certified Life UnderwriterOct 1999The American College
    ChFC, CLU


    EditIMPACT- Unleach the Spark WithinSep 2007Zoroastrian Society of Ontario
    Toronto, 2007
    Edit2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or LiteratureDec 2004FEZANA

    $35.00 for 30 minutes

    $50.00 for 45 minutes

    $70.00 for 60 minutes

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    All types of students of varying ages from 3 to 88 including autistic and handicapped individuals.

    Services offered

    Music Theory
    Act Math