Ardalan Vossoughi

Ardalan V.

Indianapolis, IN
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Five 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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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University School of Music

Reviews (4)

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Zavier F. Mar 31, 2019
Classical Piano · In home

Knowledgeable and incredibly patient. A wonderful find

Jonathan Chern Dec 22, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

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Pantea Dec 22, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

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Bardia Dec 22, 2018
Piano · In studio

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 :)

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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I have years of experience teaching foundations of composition , music theory and aural skills. The focus have been on understanding of chords, harmonic analysis, form and structure analysis and harmonization. The Aural skills focuses on melodic, rhythmic and harmonic recognition through the process of dictation and or melodic-rhythmic imitation. Extra emphasis on color & tune through use of pedal techniques , alterations, grace notes are also introduced, in parallel to basic musical skills.

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Experience

Instructor of Piano
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

Indiana University

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


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