Ardalan Vossoughi
Indianapolis, IN
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Ardalan Vossoughi

Ardalan V.

Indianapolis, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Five reasons why my lessons can be a unique experience, if, and only if:
1- You are looking for a professionally trained performing artist and instructor (with more than 25 years of experience teaching ranging from beginner toddlers at home to advanced musicians in academic studio setting) who is fun to work with.
2- You look for an individualized approach tailored to your musical needs (Piano Technique, sight-singing, Score reading, Theory, Aural skills).
3- You or your child are busy and want to make the best of your time learning or practicing and therefore need a well-disciplined teacher who can match your schedule; I have a strong Time Management & Follow up System for the lessons. (My philosophy specially for beginners : If it is not measurable , it is not done the right way. )
4- You actively and carefully read the details (of education and teaching experience) of instructors profile and ask for reviews because you care enough for your time and money to know the difference between a true performing artist (with Master Degree in Music from the Nation's top-ranked music school) versus another "teacher" who has played in their high-school band, and teaches 10 instruments since last month while working on his BA! (Profile pictures and "statements" can always look good though...!)
5- You prefer to have the flexibility of receiving private (or group) lessons in your own home, or you prefer to receive lessons in a studio setting ( I can offer either one).

About Ardalan V.

Advanced or serious intermediate students will benefit most from my methods as my recent students have won first prize and gold medals in both regional & State-wise piano competitions ( I highly recommend you read the selected reviews I provided here); Please feel free to use "ask a question" feature prior to booking lessons (highly recommend to make sure we are the right match);
Reasons why my lessons can be a unique experience for you.... if, and only if:
1- You are looking for a professionally trained performing artist and instructor (with more than 25 years of experience teaching ranging from beginner toddlers at home to advanced musicians in academic studio setting) who is fun to work with and learn from.
2- You look for an individualized approach tailored to your musical needs (Piano Technique, sight-singing, Score reading, Theory, Aural skills).
3- You or your child are busy and want to make the best of your time learning or practicing and therefore need a well-disciplined teacher who can match your schedule; I have a strong Time Management & Follow up System for the lessons. (My philosophy specially for beginners : If it is not measurable , it is not done the right way. )
4- You actively and carefully read the details (of education and teaching experience) of instructors profile and ask for reviews because you care enough for your time and money to know the difference between a true performing artist (with Master Degree in Music from the Nation's top-ranked music school) versus another "teacher" who has played in their high-school band, and teaches 10 instruments since last month while working on his BA! (Profile pictures and "statements" can always look good though...!)
5- You prefer to have the flexibility of receiving private (or group) lessons in your own home, or you prefer to receive lessons in a studio setting ( I can offer either one).

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Rob W.
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Couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable, talented and experienced instructor.

Posted Mar 16, 2021
Carla Z.
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Ardlan is extremely accomplished and is truly the best piana teacher I've experienced. He explains techniques and the reasons for them so well!

Posted Nov 15, 2020
Arika
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I cannot express strongly enough how lucky we feel to have had Ard as our children’s piano instructor. We have two children, 9 and 11, and they had both been taking piano lessons for years before we moved to the Indianapolis area. While we really enjoyed the children's first teacher, Ard truly taught on another level. He is an absolute professional - reliable, accomplished, experienced.. Within the first few weeks, Ard was able to accurately identify my children's strengths and weaknesses and design individualized learning programs for both of them and they both improved greatly with his help.

Ard is just wonderful with the children. He was able to teach them at their level with an enthusiasm, kindness, and insightfulness that engaged them immediately. And, although Ard has a playful side with the children, he was also very serious about learning music, and there were very clear expectations for the children. The lessons were a perfect blend of fun and learning.

Ard is not only an incredibly talented musician, but also a passionate, energetic, and wonderfully interesting person. If we ever move back to the area, we would call on Ard again in a heartbeat.

Posted Oct 27, 2020
Shalina Schaefer
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We signed our 5 year old up for beginning lessons with Ardalan, and he was very engaging and patient with our son. Our son responded well to his method of teaching. We were looking for lessons to encourage his natural interest in piano until he was old enough to take lessons at his school, which is more convenient for us. We very much appreciated Ardalan’s support and enthusiasm he shared with our son.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
Jasmine C.
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My son has been playing piano for 9 years but he hit a wall with ISSMA state silver in piano solo last year, so our goal is achieve piano solo state gold this year. We made the switch to Ardalan didn't know what to expect just 2 months before ISSMA events and my son has earned ISSMA state distinction gold medal this year with Ardalan's help and hard working.

Ardalan's teaching method is eye opening to us after many piano teachers we have experienced in the past. He has been teaching my son many technical piano playing skills he desperately needs but no other teachers have ever taught him before. And Ardalan's performance preparation tips are so helpful for my son to perform in the real event.

Posted Mar 12, 2020
Hakan Mert T.
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It was our first lesson with Ardalan, and we were really impressed with his teaching capabilities as well as his personality. We are so lucky to have him as our piano teacher and I highly recommend him for anyone interested.

Posted Jan 28, 2020
Zavier F.
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Knowledgeable and incredibly patient. A wonderful find

Posted Mar 31, 2019
Jonathan Chern
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While I was at Indiana University, I had the great fortune of studying with Ardalan! He was an incredibly patient teacher who was able to cater to what I needed individually. He was able to impart a great deal of knowledge and I couldn't recommend him enough! Thank you so much for all you have taught me Ardalan.

Posted Dec 22, 2018
Pantea
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I took piano lessons with Ardalan for quite a while. He’s knowledgeable, patient and caring. He is experienced working with both adults and children and modifies his approach to meet each student’s needs. I had a bad experience learning music when I was a child and was reluctant to take lessons as an adult. Ardalan definitely helped me gain that confidence back and feel that I could actually enjoy the music while learning it. Besides his teaching skills, Ardalan is a wonderful artist and anyone who takes a class with him will look forward to each session and learn a lot from him.

Posted Dec 22, 2018
Bardia
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I had piano lessons with Ardalan. His talent in playing piano along with his broad knowledge in music had made him a very professional and trustworthy teacher. Moreover, Ardalan is a Medical Doctor and always teaches you how to play piano to not hurt muscles and joints which is very important for beginner players who just started to form their style. He is kind and takes time to design the best teaching program which suites you the best. However, he is serious about the exercises you have to do during the week. Also, he is very organized, he is on time and never cancels the classes and doesn't allow you to cancel the class because of not practicing :)

Posted Dec 22, 2018

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Experience

Instructor of piano
Jan 2000 - Present

Private Studio

Private and In-Studio teaching to selected serious students, including prizewinners in regional and State-wise piano competitions in The United States and Abroad

Associate Academic Instructor of Piano
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington

Group and Private Piano Lessons offered to Music Majors and Non-Music Majors at Different levels.

Associate Professor of Aural Skills (Ear training) & Music Theory
Sep 2007 - Oct 2008

Tehran Arts University, Karaj Province

Performance and Music Appreciation / Interpretation
Oct 2006 - Oct 2008

Arts University

Education

Master of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2009 - Jan 2012

Indiana University School of Music

Performer's Diploma in Piano
Jan 2003 - May 2005

Indiana University School of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Child and Adolescent Needs & Strength Assessment
Nov 2017

Praed Foundation

Assessment of universal cognitive and emotional abilities of children and adolescent.

Awards

First Prize Winner in First Modern Music Piano Competition & Festival
Feb 2004

Ministry of Culture, IRI

IU Foundation Award
Sep 2003

Indiana University

IU-Dean's Merit Scholarship
Jan 2003

Indiana University School of Music

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