Ardalan Gharachorloo

Ardalan G.

Carmichael, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
violin instruction for all levels

About Ardalan G.

Ardalan Gharachorloo started playing Violin at the age of six. His former teacher was Cyrus Azemikhah. At the age of nine, he was featured as the winner of the Rising Stars Competition in Tehran and was featured in a recital in the most prestigious concert hall of Tehran,Vahdat Theater, built in early 19th century by the Shah of Iran. He soon made a successful career as a performing artist and appeared with local classical and Persian orches-tras in Karaj, Tehran and other cities in Iran. At the age of 15, he moved to the United States to continue his music education where he studied with Igor Veligan. Ardalan won the American River College Concerto Competi-tion three years in a row from 2012-2015 and appeared as a soloist with ARC Symphony Orchestra. He is also the winner of the CSUS concerto Competition and Watson Chamber Music Competition. He served as the Co-concertmaster of ARC orchestra for three seasons. Ardalan Played first Violin in Northern California Symphony orchestra and Benicia Ballet Symphony for four seasons. He is now serving as the Concertmaster of the Sacramento State University Symphony Orchestra. Ardalan is acknowledged for successful performances with orchestras in Opera festivals in Italy, Chamber music festivals in Germany and world music festivals in Dubai, UAE. Ardalan served as music director of the Language Academy of Sacramento and taught private and group lessons in String Project at Sacra-mento State University School of Music. He is the executive Director of the Harmony Music Institute in Carmichael where he teaches violin and string Chamber music.Ardalan Gharachorloo is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Music Beyond Borders, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring cultural unity and create a platform for social advocacy through music. He also serves as the orchestra teacher and Violin instructor in the Overture string program at Sacramento Youth Symphony. Ardalan holds a Bachelors degree in Music and currently studies Violin with Professor Anna Presler finishing his Masters of Music Degree in Performance at CSUS School of Music.


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Ardalan is not only an incredible violinist but an incredible teacher. He's impeccably credentialed, and comes highly recommended. He is polite, personable, professional, and really cares about his students. Learning to play music can be more than just motion and timing mastered with habit and repetition; it can be a process of spiritual growth and personal development. No matter which journey you are on, Ardalan has proven that he has the mastery of his skill and devotion to his students to help you on your way.

Posted Jun 2, 2019
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passionate violin teacher. Ardalan is an incredible performer as well as a professional instructor.

Posted May 29, 2019
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Just plain rude!

Posted May 29, 2019
Joanne Y.
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Satisfying!!!My daughter was so happy with the teacher, Ardalan.

Posted Sep 16, 2018
Yoojeong E.
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Not only he has such an amazing Bio, but also he has very pleasant expression and smile. He seem very patience, and humble. I really enjoyed my experience with him, and I realized that I really like Violin~☆.Thank you.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Grace N.
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Ardalan is very positive and patient.

Posted Jun 17, 2016
Ronan N.
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Ardalan is very friendly and positive.

Posted Jun 17, 2016
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Ardalan is a great teacher and really works well with kids.

Posted Jun 1, 2016
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Ardalan was very nice and made my kids feel very comfortable. We are enjoying lessons with him.

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Katrione R.
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Brilliant teacher! Very generous with his time and very patient with his students.

Posted May 27, 2016
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Very kind and patient with my 8 year old grandson.

Posted May 21, 2016
David Bullett
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excellent teacher. Very patient and understanding of a complete beginner.

Posted Dec 28, 2015
Ethan H.
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Ardalan was very technical and showed flaws in Ethan.

Posted Oct 4, 2015
Omer W.
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20 stars! He teaches amazingly! Very patient. He has great attention to detail and takes the lesson one step at a time. Definitely recommend!

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Patricio M.
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Really nice guy and professional.

Posted Dec 12, 2014
Marsha G.
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I recently had my first lesson with Ardalan and it was wonderful. In fact amazing in a certain way. I merely did not know what to expect. However, thorough and exact, he showed an interest in me obtaining my goal. I could tell he loves teaching/playing the violin as I do. He carefully answered my questions. Made me feel very comfortable in refreshing my skills and techniques. On my journey with this teacher, I am confident I will get to where I want to go.

Posted Nov 16, 2014
Wangari K.
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Ardalan is extremely talented with dealing with young children. We have gone for just a few lessons and my sun has learnt more that he learnt for 4 months with a different teacher. We feel blessed to have met him. We appreciate that he checks with the student during the week to make sure student is doing the right thing. Would recommend him any time.

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Dean P.
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Ardalan is as good as they come. He knows exactly where my daughter is hung up and is able to focus on it like a laser

Posted Oct 10, 2014
Kendall S.
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Very understanding instructor. My daughter (age 12) is moving along at a nice comfortable rate with dramatic improvements already taking shape! I can recommend Ardalan highly for beginners although, from the fragments that I've heard of Ardalan's own playing, I suspect he's equally effective for advanced students.

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Ardalan G.

best violin class ever

I have had Ardalan for two years as a violin teacher. he is a very confident and compassionate teacher. he makes me enjoy playing instrument and makes his ultimate effort to teach me how to develop my musicality beside techniques.
strongly recommended to everyone.

Posted Apr 23, 2014

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Co-Founder and Artistic Director
Mar 2018 - Present

Music Beyond Borders, Inc

Music Beyond Borders promotes cultural unity and transforms lives by creating a platform for social advocacy in a musical context. The organization serves the Sacramento community with accessible concerts as well as opportunities for people from all walks of life to actively participate in making music. It intends to provide educational services to those in need to increase involvement in the musical arts.


Master of Music in Violin Performance
Jan 2017 - Present

CSUS School of Music

Bachelors degree in Music
Sep 2015 - Dec 2017




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