I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Music. As a student, I was President of the Cornell Piano Society for 4 years. I spent much time teaching piano and music theory to fellow Cornell students, faculty, and staff. I've also organized many concerts, recitals, and events during my tenure. After college, I went on to work for Intel & Apple as an engineer, while continuing to teach and tutor on the side. Later on, I founded my own startup company centered around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and unmet needs in the B2C market. I typically travel to each student's home for lessons. I travel all around the Bay Area: as far north as Richmond, as far south as Los Gatos, as far East as Livermore (and every place in between, including the Peninsula).
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 2006
Minor in Music
Teaches ages 3+
Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
Has background check
I am an adult learner with some high school playing experience, but with many years gap of not playing. My goal of learning is to become more proficient at performing the pieces I know as well as getting into jazz and learning improvisation. Marwan understood this well and tailored the lessons specifically for my needs. I felt the learning path he chose for me was uniquely selected for my mixed backgrounds and very different from your everyday music tutor. For my needs, Marwan stressed on music theories and practical scale and finger exercises that have greatly enhanced my ability to play and pick up new music. I took lessons with Marwan for 3 months and had to end due to my personal circumstances. I look forward to take lessons with him again in the future.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.