Rated 5 out of 5
by Martay Bijan Z. - A Knowledgeable, Patient Teacher
I have played guitar in a classic rock band for many years. I always wanted to learn how to play the piano, but never allocated the time to do so. When I finally decided to take piano lessons, I wanted to find a teacher who could start me off as a beginning student; someone who could teach me to sight read piano music and to help me develop my left & right hand piano skills and teach me proper technique from the get-go. Bijan Z. has done an excellent job of teaching me, and getting me sight reading & playing with both hands, right away. He is very knowledgeable and patient, and his positive attitude has encouraged me to practice regularly which has helped to keep me focused on my piano goals.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tantan Bijan = Best Instructor :)
I can explain my experience with Bijan in one simple word: AMAZING! I am beyond pleased with my decision to work with Bijan as he is enthusiastic about what he does, he is extremely patient, he pin points your flaws and he knows EXACTLY how to communicate that to you in a way that you fully understand and ultimately improve. I highly recommend him to students interested in taking singing lessons. Thanks Bijan! :)
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave368 Excellent, excellent teacher
I've been taking cello lessons from Bijan for about 2 years now, and his instruction has caused me take a greater appreciation for music on the whole. Cello is my first instrument and I was worried that, as an adult player just starting out, I'd have to hunt around for an effective teacher. I was very, very lucky in getting Bijan as my teacher. His credentials are unmatched and his talent across multiple musical styles is amazing. Any question you have, from instrument choice to deep music theory, he has an answer for. He has also been incredibly patient with me, even when I seemed frustrated and ready to give up. I probably would have if it had not been for his encouragement and help. Bijan would absolutely be my first choice for anyone in the San Diego area wanting to learn music.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PaulB1 M.D.,PhD
Bijan,Was great. He is patient, thoughtful and knows exactly how to find the keys to explain what you need to know for the next lesson.
April 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamieD Great for adults
I've been playing piano on and off for years, but am mostly self-taught. Finally, I decided to get some formal lessons. Bijan is a great teacher for adult learners. He's good at picking up your strengths and weaknesses, and lets you go at your own pace. Not only does he teach traditional music technique and theory (mostly from work books he recommends that you do on your own), but he also teaches you practical things (for example, how to use the piano to accompany singers or other musical instruments), which is great for most adults who want to play the piano just for pleasure. My only wish is that he had an acoustic piano instead of a keyboard.
March 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeenakshiSundaramB Great Teacher
I started my guitar classes 2 months back with no experience at all in music. He is a great teacher, very patient and provides good feedback.
February 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SudharsanK I began my piano classes with Bijan Z 2-3 months back. From my experience, he is a very patient and organized teacher. He teaches music step by step patiently and gives me sufficient time to learn, practise and play. He points my mistakes and gives efective istruction to correct them.His classes are very organized and helped me to build fundamental skills in playing the piano and sight reading.I enjoy the whole process of the learning piano, since I wasn't able to do what I am doing now a month back.
November 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JosephM Very understanding and flexible with scheduling. I started after ~2 years experience and am making excellent progress on Bass guitar.
September 29, 2011