Anahid is one of the best piano teacher Ive ever studied with. She is very passion about her job, and enjoy 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 is 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 send me a list of music and ask 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 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 her student each year, I was confident that I was performing, not just play the right notes. I often saw Anahid teaches younger student. Her attitude was both encourage and discipline. The satisfaction and proud 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 Liszts etudes, but what the student can learned from the teacher. A piano lesson shouldnt 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.