Oshagan Merjanian
Alhambra, CA
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Oshagan Merjanian

Oshagan M.

Alhambra, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! Learning cello with me will be fun, no-sweat, effective and productive. You will FEEL the JOY of learning. Music can be so intimidating, but I will make sure it is not for you!

My teaching philosophy is, "Every Student Can." Learning music can be easy, fun, fulfilling, and natural - IF you have the right teacher.

I have spent years thinking about how to communicate musical concepts. I have videos and products which will help you learn every step of the way. I will stand by you and guide you through ever step - starting with where to find a cello! All you need to do is sign up with me and your dreams of playing cello will begin.

I have taught students in all stages of life - ranging in age from two (2) to ninety-six (96).

Whether these lessons are for you or your child, I promise you will not regret starting. There has never been a better time than now - quarantine has made us all go online and you can now have the training you crave in the comfort of your own home! My students are already making great progress online. Come on board!

About Oshagan M.

Hi! My name is Oshagan, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have loved helping my students learn musical concepts from scratch, achieve musical abilities they used to only dream of, and learn the habits needed to attain the highest levels of music performance. After earning my undergraduate degree in cello performance from Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN), I went on to study and complete the Master’s Degree in Cello performance at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I'm a fun, energetic and understanding person and my teaching style is student-centered and paced, easygoing and thorough. At the same time, I hold my students to the highest standards. This doesn’t mean I expect them all to become concert musicians. It means I expect them to develop the best musical habits (discipline, concentration, and knowledge of how to learn/practice) so that you become the best musician you can be (as opposed to being some mediocre half-hearted musician).

I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Rocio Chua
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I'm very impressed by how Mr. Oshagan can get an almost 3 year old to learn a technique simply by playing a game. He truly understands that children learn best by play. He is able to successfully break down a concept, by playing a game that results in the technique he's teaching, getting my child to focus and engage. My now 3 year old loves and respects Mr. Oshagan, and is very excited when it comes time for his cello lesson. Mr. Oshagan is also a wealth of information. He teaches the parent how to teach the student, so that practice times are as stress free as possible, but effective and productive.
I was specifically looking for a teacher that specialized in teaching cello to small children, and I am so happy we found Mr. Oshagan.

Posted Aug 19, 2020
Yesenia
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Oshagan is an Amazing instructor, patient, and makes my child feel rewarded with his accolades!

Posted Aug 17, 2020
Mariana
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I found Oshagan through Suzuki Association website. My 3 year old has been fascinated with cellos and was happy to learn Oshagan is trained to work with little ones. I don’t have a music background but he makes me feel like I’m competent to be my son’s instructor (at this stage). The teacher-parent-child relationship is one that he emphasizes which I love. He’s very responsive, easy to talk to, encouraging, flexible & professional.

Posted Aug 10, 2020
Carin
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I have been taking cello lessons with Oshagan for over a year now and have nothing but wonderful things to say about him as a person, and as a teacher. His patience, charisma, and enthusiasm is a testament to who he is as a person, and his educational expertise is evident in his teaching style, along with his flexibility and professionalism. I would, without a doubt recommend Oshagan to any aspiring cellist.

Posted Aug 10, 2020

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Experience

Owner, CEO and Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present

Music

Maintained marketing and teaching of private studio; Taught students of all ages; Coordinated recitals and musical events to showcase student achievements.

Music Instructor
Aug 2019 - Jan 2020

Cornerstone Music Conservatory

Taught students piano and cello during weekly lessons; Substituted group classes when needed.

Cello Coach
Jan 2017 - Dec 2019

CSUN Youth Symphony

Coached sectionals for cello sections of elementary to high-school ensembles; Keyed in on and catered to individual student needs in a class setting; Conducted seating auditions and determined placement in section.

Education

Masters of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017

Cal State University, Northridge

Languages

Armenian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Every Child Can, Cello School Books 1-3, 6-10
Jul 2013

Suzuki Associations of the Americas

Suzuki Certified

Awards

Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship
May 2018

UCLA

Gluck Foundation Scholarship
Sep 2017

UCLA

CSUN Arts Council Scholarship for Extraordinary Achievement in Music
Jan 2017

Cal State University, Northridge

CSUN Goldberg Honors String Quartet position and scholarship
Aug 2016

Cal State University, Northridge

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