Armen Movsessian

Armen M.

Burbank, CA

About Armen M.

Armen teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: March 1988
Last sign in: Today


Armen M. was born in Armenia, and began playing the violin at the age of seven. From thereon out, Armen received his B.A.and M.A. degrees from Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia and Artist diploma from Longy school of Music in Cambridge MA. With an impressive background, awards, and distinctions, Armen M. has always been a distinguished violinist, musician and concertmaster.

His history of performances with some of the greatest names and soundtracks for some of the most famous movies, Armen has truly shone with this talent. With international performances ranging from Boston to Buenos Aires, including countries like USA, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Germany, Russian Armenia, Armen has worked with different styles too, not only classical. Armen infuses his classical background with Jazz, Rock, Pop and New Age as well, making him a unique and extremely well rounded musician. Currently Armen resides in Los Angeles, CA where he is active with various orchestras, including the LA Opera.

He also routinely performs for sound track recordings with the major motion picture companies. In addition, Armen has worked with many well-known artists including Ray Charles, Barry White, Yanni, Sarah Brightman, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli and many others. Here is a list of artists Armen M. has performed with: Yanni, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Andrea Bocelli, Olga Tañon, Jose-Jose, Lucero, Cristian Castro, Alanis Morissette and Marco Antonio Solis.

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*** Lesson Details ***
I am very strict and laid back at the same time. I pay a lot of attention to the technical detailes

.The curriculum is based on the level the student is presently. It reneges from simple scale books to Paganini caprices.

I encourage every student to have at list two recitals a year. Lessons are very intense and productive and i welcome you to my studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
1) Music room w/ piano and seating for parents

2) Office room w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin and music

*** Specialties ***
European/Russian violin school

Photos and Videos

From Piazzola Tangos to Flamenco, from Classical to Rock Melodies and flavors from all around the world come together in one place and become one. On August 21,2010, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, some of the most talented musicians in the world will come to deliver to the audiences beautiful compositions like never before. Beautiful original medleys of sound, with influences from all over the world will unite on one stage. These musicians have traveled long and far in their musical careers and have formed parts of musical groups and performances that have impacted music; with unforgettable names, movies, and concerts. Now they all join their talents as one, to bring out the best of what each of them have to offer. There is a beauty in unity, and the uniting of these talents are sure to leave the audience breathless and wanting more. The participating musicians have some of the most impressive backgrounds as they have traveled the world and worked with and been influenced by some of the world’s biggest musical legends.


Virtuosos Russian Music Academy

Sep 2014 - Present


Sep 2002 - Present
Studio virtuoso

assistant professor

Sep 1994 - Sep 2002
Clark University

violin instructor

Sep 1993 - Sep 2002
Longy school of music


Artist Diploma

Sep 1990 - Sep 1992
Longy School of Music

B.A. M.A.

Sep 1986 - Sep 1991
Komitas State Conservatory

High school

Sep 1976 - Sep 1986
Tchaikovsky school of music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Armen M.

Badri S. Apr 22, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I was Impressed beyond my expectations.
Michael Feb 29, 2016
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Very good teaching style !
Mane Feb 17, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I had a very pleasant first lesson experience. Armen is undoubtedly a talented violinist and a very knowledgeable instructor. As soon as you meet him, you understand that you're in good hands. I'm definitely looking forward to my next lesson.
Michelle G. May 3, 2013
Incredibly talented teacher

I am so grateful to have found Armen for my continued violin studies. He is very clear and direct with giving direction that has already helped me improve my technique a whole lot. Plus, he makes the lessons focused, yet fun :) I would recommend him in a heartbeat! :)
Milly V. Oct 18, 2012
Verified Student
Teacher is awesome

He spends great time teaching you and getting right down to business I've learned so much in such little time, I feel confident that in less time than imagined I wll be playing ike a pro.
BergeB May 1, 2012
best teacher I have ever had

I studied with other teachers in the past. What separates Armen from others is his passion, patience and professionalism when it comes to teaching violin. He makes something as complicated as playing the violin simple and fun. He analyzes the weaknesses and the strengths of the student and tailors a suitable program for the student to excel. In addition, he brings so much culture and flavor to his style of teaching, this from playing in world renowned orchestras and groups such as Yanni and others. He is by far the best teacher I have ever had.

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