“Music, a language shared by all, bridges nations and cultures, a timeless friend to any age, nurturing and safe.”
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Music, a language shared by all, bridges nations and cultures, a timeless friend to any age, nurturing and safe. My aim? To weave beats and rhythms, unlocking boundless potential in my students. Rhythm, the heartbeat of life, dances through every movement in life. Together with my student, we journey through the world's rhythms, from improvisation to mastering the written rhythmic music and we work on coordination of mind and body with playing the percussion instrument. Practicing and performing various rhythms empower left and right hemispheres of brain. All walks of life will benefit from playing percussion instruments and practice concentration and focus. Percussion isn't bound by age; it's a path for children to explore their world, adults to enjoy the excitement and express their talents, and elders to preserve their skills and cognitive powers. The boosted energy, excitement and passion produced by rhythmic performances can elevate mood and emotions and plays a huge role in prevention of anxiety and dementia. I'm dedicated to crafting vibrant, tailored lessons for all ages, nurturing a love for music and empowering unique talents of my students.
Name: Babak (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I believe in lifelong learning, and teaching music has been my passion since I was 18 years old. I have over 30 years of experience in performance and teaching music lessons, specializing in Iranian and world music percussion. I Mentored and instructed over 500 students in the art of percussions, daf (framed drum), tombak, and rhythm music, with 15 individuals standing out as Iran's top-tier tombak and daf instrumentalists Since I founded Mahoor Music Training Centre in Iran in 2000, I supervised the training of more than 7,000 music students of all ages, and created customized lesson plans tailored to student's skill-levels, ages, and goals. Throughout all these years, I earned the following degrees: M.A. in Fine Art Research (2022) Tehran, Iran B.A. in Cultural Management (2010) Tehran, Iran B.A. in Music (2008) Tehran, Iran
Apart from awards granted to me for distinguished percussion performances, thought my career in various festivals all over the world, these are highlights of my career: - Taught a masterclass on Rhythm Recognition, daf, and tombak at Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow - Participated in +300 orchestral performances along with Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra, Tehran Symphony Orchestra, and Iran National Orchestra - Performed and taught in Portugal, Ukraine, Japan, Malaysia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and many other countries
Other instruments that I teach: tombak, daf (framed drum), cajon, udu, and hangdrum. I also teach Rhythmology and global rhythms including Persian traditional music and rhythms. Throughout my musical journey, I've been fortunate to learn from numerous percussion maestros, improving both my performance and teaching abilities across various stages. These experiences have been instrumental in refining not just my musical expertise but also my teaching approach and interpersonal skills. They've enabled me to foster more meaningful connections with students from diverse backgrounds and abilities. As a composer and performer specializing in percussion instruments, directing individual and group percussion sessions has been immensely fulfilling. Creating music environments that resonate across all ages has been a highlight, fostering connections within the community through rhythm and melody. Over my 30-year career, I've organized seasonal events and concerts, uniting students and instructors in celebratory musical showcases
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Babak is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Babak can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.