Koosha Kaviani: Piano Instructor, Music Educator, Performer

Koosha Kaviani

Piano Instructor, Music Educator, Performer

Learning is a path towards self knowledge. I offer my enthusiasm, knowledge, and energy to my students to achieve their passion. I understand and admire diversity in my students' will and direct my method towards my students’ success in their field.

My journey as a teacher started after I immigrated from Iran to Canada as a music student. I found myself in a rich music community surrounded by music professors and talented fellow classmates at University of Toronto. I pursued my dream of becoming a classical musician in my degree at the Faculty of Music. I love the music of the world and thus, I have intermediate knowledge about many cultures and their musical dictionary. During my studies I had the chance to meet and study with many well-known faces in the classical field in Toronto such as Younggun Kim who is both a great teacher and a great mentor, Professor Armstrong in the field of performance, Ivars Taurins the head conductor of Glenn Gould School, Maestro Uri Mayer the conductor of the U of T orchestra. My knowledge in the field of education comes from Bina John, Lori Dollof, and Catherine West all from Royal Conservatory and U of T education professors. My studies in the field of music are comprehensive. Through my degree I have learned different methods of teaching young musicians. These methods include but are not limited to Karl Orff, Kodaly, RCM, and Alfreds. I take pride not in my learned methods of teaching but my passion and understanding of children. As a result of being nurtured in a large family, I have learned to communicate with children very well. I develop the suitable method for the individual students as our lessons progress based on our mutual understanding.

Music is for everyone, and it is only correct for students to follow their favorite style and genre. I strive to teach my students the latest core principles and techniques of music practice and let them develop themselves through modern and antique knowledge. I get along with most types of students very well, however, I need to see perseverance and hard work from students to make sure the students are consciously and actively engaging with their musical lessons. In this path I will not hesitate to use my knowledge and experience to introduce and develop new paths and ideas suitable for my students’ success.

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