Ghazal Masoumabadi

Ghazal M.

San Diego, CA
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About

Ghazal delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 20

Teaching since:
January 2011

Music is a tool for spiritual progress of every human being.

I started Piano when I was 8 years old. My siblings were taking lessons at that time and hearing them play it made me fall in love with Piano, therefore, my parents had me get started in taking lessons as well. I have been playing Piano for about 15 years now and it started to become part of my everyday life. I have had four different teachers for piano and they were all amazing teachers. One of my private piano teachers was a student of Iran’s most popular pianist and composer, Emanuel Malek Aslanian. I also had an amazing Piano instructor back in Iran who made me become an expert in techniques as well as enjoying the melodies. I mainly play and teach Classical music. Beethoven and Mozart are my favorite composers and I enjoy playing their pieces very much.
I have been teaching piano for about 4 years now and it is very joyful. I love communicating with my students and do my best to help them discover their talents and interest. I want the students to enjoy what they learn and play.

I also have a BS in Biological Sciences from University of California, Irvine. Biology also taught me how Music has such great influences on human body and soul. It relaxes people and help them get through difficulties. Being a Bio students and teaching Piano at the same time was the best thing that ever happened to me, that's why I really want everyone to experience music in their lives and get touched by it.

I also speak Two languages; English and Farsi. I am Persian and was born and raised in Iran. I moved to the USA when I was 15 years old.

I cannot wait to start working with you and teach you to my best ability what you desire to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
One of the most important tools in my teaching is to get to know my students well. I try to maintain a really close friendship with my students. I want to know what type of music/style my students are interested in and make sure I bring out their talents and teach them the necessary techniques as well. Students need to enjoy what they play and I make sure that they do. I also talk to my students about their goals and what they want to achieve by learning Piano and motivate them to go for what they want to learn.
Piano should be joyful and exciting. I hope that my students learn the techniques as well as their style of music after being with me for a while and I do my best to discover that in them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Piano at home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
students should have a piano/keyboard available at their homes. They should be able to buy their own books as well once I choose a book based on their abilities for them.

*** Specialties ***
classical music

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Experience

Genetics Researcher
Jan 2014 - Present
UCSD

Pathmaker Intern
Apr 2013 - Present
Pomerado/Palomar Health (hospital)

Piano Instructor
Jan 2008 - Present
Takelessons

I have been teaching piano for over 10 years now. I started working with TakeLessons since January of 2011, but I used to teach private lessons long before that.

Education

Bachelors in Biological Sciences
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
University Of California Irvine

Languages

English and Farsi
Professional Proficiency

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5 Reviews

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Kiana Mar 6, 2017
Piano · In home

Ghazal is one of the kindest and most flexible teacher that I've ever have in my life..she is super super nice and she is really trying to help her students to learn piano..I highly recommend her👌🏻

Alison Matthews Feb 8, 2017
Piano · In home

Ghazal is such a patient and caring teacher. She makes piano really fun for my daughters and they enjoy their lessons with her. My daughters have improved a lot in piano since they started with Ghazal. Highly recommend her :)

Kandace B. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home

Ghazal is very pleasant, kind, patient, and flexible! And also a very good piano teacher! :)
She teaches my teen and also my 9 year old. Highly recommend.

Linda Yung Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home

Ghazal is a great piano teacher. She is very patient and works very hard to make sure my daughter gets the best experience. My daughter enjoys her lessons and the songs she plays because of her.

Aidoo O. Feb 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ghazal is very positive, encouraging, and upbeat. My 7 year old son enjoys having her as his piano teacher.

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