Dr. Ivo Nanev

Dr. Ivo N.

Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Ivo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 2017

Dear students,
My name is Dr. Ivo, but my students call me Ethan.
I recently moved to Los Angeles but I have taught students, all ages, for more than 15 years in New York City. One of the most important components of my teaching is making sure that students learn skills, which could be retrieved at any time in life, even after stopping piano. Here are some of the highlight of my performance career:

I made my Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, and later took part of numerous music festivals: Fontainebleau France, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. Additionally, I participated in master classes given by Jerome Lowenthal, Gilbert Kalish, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Joseph Kalichstein.
In 2017, I earned my Doctoral Degree under the guidance of Dr. Marc Silverman and graduated with honors, including The Helen Cohn Award, given for his outstanding Doctoral Dissertation on the pedagogical investigation of the pianistic approach of Vladimir Horowitz and Martha Argerich.

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Piano Instructor
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
ISTEIN Academy of Arts

Piano Instructor
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Manhattan School of Music


Doctor in Piano Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2017
Manhattan School of Music
Piano Performance, Music Composition
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Mannes School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Steinway Teacher
May 2015


Helen Cohn Award
May 2017
Manhattan School of Music

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Chopin, Prelude op.28 No.8
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Andrea May 31, 2017
Piano · In home

We love Ethan, now Ivo! Ethan is a beautiful piano player and a very good teacher who was able to connect with my son, Oscar. Since Ethan left NYC, we haven't found another piano teacher quite like him. I highly recommend him.

Yin May 31, 2017
Piano · In studio

My daughter, Brianna, took lessons with Mr. Nanev for over two and a half years in NY and he is an outstanding teacher.He is very caring and motivates his students to do their best.

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