David Hovhannisyan

David H.

Somerville, MA
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Depending on your level, there are three structures of lessons I provide. Beginner course includes introduction to sound, keyboard of piano, touch, playing from the scores, synchronization of hands. It is taught with easy classic exercises and well known pieces. During intermediate level course the main focus is on pedals, basic dynamics of performance, two-three voice patterns and phrasing, Finally, the last but not least, advanced course includes introduction to the form of classical Sonatas, virtuoso etudes, more complex articulation and more difficult romantic pieces.
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About

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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
2014

I'm a young talented pianist from Armenia, who,despite his young age, have already become a winner and finalist in various prestigious international competitions. I started my music education when I was only 6, giving importance to latter from the very beginning. During early years of education, I have participated in numerous concerts and festivals held not only in my homeland Armenia, but also around the world. I started my teaching attempts from a very young age. I always had critical approach toward existing systems of music education. Thus, I implemented my unique model of teaching which included not only perfecting piano performance but also developing creative mind and musicianship among my young fellows.
My competitions' history includes First Prize in Scriabin International Competition in Paris, First Prize in Santorini International Competition in Greece, Third prize in Nodar Gabunia International Competition in Tbilisi, Semi-Finalist in Gina Bachauer International Competition in Salt Lake City, and Semi-Finalist in Astana Piano Passion festival organized by well-known Russian pianist Denis Matsuev. I have also taken many master-classes from notable musicians from all over the world, among them are Boris Berman (Dean of piano department at Yale University), Robert Benz (the chair of the jury at Ettlingen International Competition), Aleksander Korsantia (professor at New England Conservatory), Fabio Bidini (professor at Colburn Music School), Jura Margulis (professor at University of Arkansas), Ian Fountain (professor at Royal Academy of Music in London) etc. I achieved musical mastery under the mentorship of well-known pianist and pedagogue Armen Babakhanyan in Yerevan State Conservatory (2010-2013).

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Experience

Assistant Professor
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Yerevan State Conservatory

I have been the assistant professor in the piano department, where I have participated in the teaching program held in various music schools of Yerevan.

Piano Teacher
Jul 2014 - Jan 2017
Sayat-Nova Music School

Education

Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts
Sep 2013 - Jan 2017
Yerevan State Conservatory
High School Diploma in Movie Directing
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
YSPU High School

Languages

Armenian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Third Prize
Apr 2013
Nodar Gabunia International Piano Competition
First Prize
Aug 2009
The Muse International Piano Comeptition
First Prize
Feb 2008
Scriabin International Piano Competition

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Anne Mar 19, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

David is an amazing person, pianist and teacher. In 2 months I've had a huuuge progress. Having almost no background in classical piano playing now I'm able to put my finger on those virtuosic Chopin etudes and not only. I'm also more confident with reading sheet music and interpreting it. You'll have very meaningful conversations with him that will change the way you perceive music and art in general ;)

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