Mesrop Sarkisyan

Mesrop S.

Sun Valley, CA
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love teaching theory! People tend to have problems with theory, and my favorite part is simplifying the most complex ideas and making them understand it. There is no feeling more satisfying than that.

I teach all sorts of theory. Whether it's basic theory, song writing, harmony, or counterpoint, it's one of my favorite subjects to teach
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Mesrop delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:

I am a music lover. I love anything and everything that is music. It has been one of the most consistent things in my life since I was a child, and there's nothing that makes me happier than making that a reality for someone else.

I've spent a lot of time studying with different musicians, such as Tigran Hamasyan, Ben Wendel, Ari Hoenig, Adam Benjamin, Josh Nelson, Vardan Ovsepian, and many other amazing musicians. I've also spent a lot of time studying different genres of music, which is why I'm capable of teaching almost any style of music.

I believe in designing lessons around each student's goals and needs, so every student gets a personally tailored lesson plan that will help excel them into being an amazing musician. I believe that great music teachers leave lasting impressions on their students. I wish to impart on my students the same lessons and experiences that have influenced me throughout my journey.

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Aug 2016 - Present
Lark Conservatory

Teaching large classrooms of all ages on sight singing, music history, and harmony, as well as private instruction.

Jan 2009 - Present

Playing around LA at venues and bars such as The Satellite, Bootleg Theater, The Echo, No Vacancy, and many more. Playing mostly hip hop, R&B, jazz, and indie rock.


Jazz Studies
Aug 2013 - May 2016
California State University Of Northridge
Jazz Studies
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Pasadena City College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Downbeat Student Music Awards
Apr 2015
Downbeat Magazine
Certificate of Merit
Apr 2003
Music Teachers Association of California

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5 Reviews

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Daniel Aug 18, 2017
Piano · In studio

I have been wanting to learn piano for some time, and was recommended to Mesrop by a friend. He has been very patient with my pace of learning, which isn't always the fastest, and introduced concepts in a really logical and digestible way. Great guy and teacher, highly recommend!

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Arsen Aug 15, 2017
Piano · In home

I've always enjoyed playing guitar and bass, but the added element of piano was something that seemed so daunting I convinced myself to let it go. Mesrop was able to break it down so simply for me from the start, and I'm extremely thankful for his patience and focus throughout lessons. Along the way, I picked up more on theory and am now more comfortably able to transcribe as well. I think he's a tremendous musician but an equally excellent teacher.

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Ken Aug 7, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

I was struggling with my Music Appreciation class and I really needed extra practice. Mesrop was really patient with me, and helped me throughout the semester- even at inconvenient times of the day. Passed with flying colors! Thank you!

Eric M. Aug 7, 2017
Piano · In home

Piano is not a fun instrument to learn. Mesrop made it very easy for me to overlook the difficulty in learning by exposing me to different genres and applications, keeping me hooked on learning the basics I was struggling to grasp. Highly recommend.

Steve Aug 7, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

My musical experience was playing a lot of bass from tabs or from others telling me where to follow along from. Mesrop was very helpful at helping hone my ear to follow along and distinguish notes and rhythm more clearly.

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