Anahid is one of the best piano teacher I've 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 Liszt's etudes, but what the student can learned from the teacher. A piano lesson shouldn't 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.
I loved AS Piano Studio because the music lessons there were fun. The class size was usually small. The instructors, including Anahid, were very friendly and professional. The rate was very reasonable too. I would definitely recommend the studio to my friends!!
My seven year old daughter has been working with Anahid for the past 3+ years. To say that Anahid is amazing, wouldn't come close. My daughter was deaf until the age of four. However, she let us clearly know that she wanted to play the piano. Unfortunately, no other teacher would even consider taking a four year old deaf girl. We had even tried three or four other teachers, but they just couldn't handle our daughter. Anahid did. As the years went on, our daughter was also diagnosed with ADHD. But did that stop Anahid? No. She continued with her saint-like level of professionalism. Recently, my daughter passed the first test of the Royal Conservatory of Music with First Class Honours. I know next year, she'll be able to pass the second test with Anahid as her teacher. Thank you. We couldn't have done it without you.
Anahid has been teaching our son, Matthew, piano for the past several years. She is a wonderful teacher and has been "instrumental" in inspiring a love of music and piano in our son. Anahid has that rare quality of pushing children to try their best to fulfill their potential, yet doing so in a way that doesn't overwhelm them or cause them to be discouraged. Matthew has gone from just learning how to play a few years ago, to competing in an international piano competition and performing at Carnegie Hall last year! She is an exceptional teacher and has been amazing to work with. She really knows how to relate to our son in an encouraging--yet disciplined--and playful and loving way.
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