“I am well-versed in the intricate connections between theory, technique, and the art of performing.”
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In my teaching philosophy, I believe in providing comprehensive piano instruction to students of all levels. While I am capable of teaching beginners, I find great joy in working with intermediate and advanced students. Drawing from my experience, I am well-versed in utilizing diverse teaching methods and approaches to cater to each student's unique needs. I understand the importance of considering factors such as natural posture, hand size, and individual abilities when tailoring my instruction. During our conversations, we can delve into specific books, methods, and repertoire selection to ensure a personalized and enriching learning experience. My ultimate goal is to foster a deep appreciation for music and help students reach their full potential as pianists. For children::::::In my teaching philosophy for children's piano lessons, I prioritize the involvement of their family members. Recognizing the significant role that family plays in a child's musical development, I encourage one family member to attend each class, actively listening and learning alongside the child. This ensures continuity and support in their practice at home. Teaching children is a responsibility I take seriously, as it lays the foundation for their future musical journey. By fostering a rich understanding of music and nurturing their artistic abilities, we can shape their lives with a deep appreciation for music. Conversely, neglecting this responsibility may result in a limited understanding of music, leading to a preference for low-level pop music. My goal is to empower children with a strong musical foundation, enabling them to become well-rounded and discerning listeners.
Name: Kasra (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Although I did not pursue formal music education at university, I have been immersed in the world of music since the age of 4 through private lessons. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying various aspects of music, including piano performance, music theory, composition techniques, and both acoustic and electronic composition. Currently, I am actively engaged as a piano teacher, classical piano performer, and contemporary composer. My diverse background and practical experience in these areas have shaped my comprehensive understanding of music and allow me to bring a well-rounded perspective to my teaching and artistic endeavors.
performances and awards • Tehran Soloists Festival • Chosen Order in “Dosalaneh Festival” • Third Place in “Youth Festival” (2014) • “Classic to Contemporary” Festival (Twise) • Independent fusion-classical Concerts • First Place in “Youth Festival” (2018) • Independent Concerts as accompanist with BelCanto Choir and Orchestra • "Schubert International Music Festival" (Shiraz, Iran) • Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival (My Composition for alt-block and Electronics performed) Music Recordings and Publications • Counterpoint, 2023: Piano-Electronics - Off Records(Belgium) • Zabaar, 2022: Electronic • Kolber, 2021: Piano-Kamancheh-Electronics - 30M Records(Germany) • Classical singles recorded at online concert with soprano singer Shaghayegh Bagheri, 2021: Vocal-Piano - Himeh Cultural House(Canada) • Telemann Suite in A Minor, TWV55: a2, 2019: Piano Accompaniment with Alt-Block flute • Above Gravity, 2018: Piano-Kamancheh Improvising - Raha Records(Iran) • Many Classical and Electronic singles: Solo Piano, Piano vocal, electronics, Recorder, strings
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
Kasra is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kasra 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.