Parvati Mani

Parvati M.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have experience teaching at the university level (College of Music, Mahidol University in Bangkok) as well as at Idyllwild Arts, a boarding arts high school in California. I have worked with pianists preparing for concerts, competitions, and auditions as well as with beginners of all ages!!! I believe in music as a way to heal and learning music is a self-investment. We establish goals and achieve them together! I also believe in removing personal blocks and am trained in Reiki. I like to encourage a holistic approach to learning. I create a warm, supportive atmosphere and deeply care for all of my students!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2008

Hi, I'm Parvati and recently moved to Austin!
I received my BM in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music, and my MM from the San Francisco Conservatory. I have taught at the College of Music, Mahidol University in Thailand for 4 years, and at Idyllwild Arts in southern California for 4 years as well!
I have performed in the United States, Thailand, Japan, and Germany including at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Kobe Asahi Hall in Japan, Goethe-Institut Thailand, and the Kultur Forum in Fürth, Germany. I was broadcast on Hawaii Public Radio with baritone Nicholas Provenzale in 2013. Collaborative performances for international competitions, festivals and conferences include the Thailand International Composition Festival, the Asian Double Reed Association, the Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference, and the Osaka International Competition.
I have been invited to festivals including the Orford Music Academy (2016, 2015) the Atlantic Music Festival (2015), Aspen Music Festival and School (2009), the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy (2008), and the Eastern Music Festival (2007, 2003). I have served as an Ambassador for the Orford Academy in 2016 and 2017.
I have been invited to give masterclasses and performances at Eastern Illinois University, Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University, the Santa Fe School of the Arts, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have also been a jury member for the preliminary rounds of the Osaka International Competition and the Thailand International Piano Competition.
I love teaching and helping students achieve their goals. I believe in a holistic approach to learning and I believe that music is the greatest investment you can give yourself or your child! Sharing the world of music with others is an honor! More than anything, I want my students to love music and to love the piano, which has been my lifelong companion. Whether you are just wanting to learn piano for fun, or whether you are preparing for a performance, audition, or competition, I can help you achieve your goals!

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Experience

Music Faculty
Aug 2014 - Aug 2018
Idyllwild Arts

I taught piano, music theory, chamber music, collaborative piano, and group class piano at Idyllwild Arts, a private boarding arts high school in California!

Piano Faculty
May 2010 - May 2014
College of Music, Mahidol University

I taught at Mahidol University in Thailand where I taught piano to precollege, undergraduate and graduate piano majors. I also taught at Mahidol's community school on Saturdays where I taught a range of levels.

Education

MM, piano performance
Sep 2008 - May 2010
San Francisco Conservatory
BM, piano performance
Sep 2004 - May 2008
Eastman School of Music

Awards

2nd prize
Jul 2017
Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition: Salzburg

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2018

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Texas Music Teachers Association
Sep 2018

The mission of the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association, is to advance the value of music study and music making in society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.

TMTA is a nonprofit educational organization. Founded in 1886, it is dedicated to the promotion of high quality individual and group music instruction. Its membership includes over two thousand teachers in sixty-five local organizations. All activities of the association are educational and promote the art of music.

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Sunny Nov 16, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Hi, this is Xinni Liu. I have been a student and advisee of Parvati for four years. I have learned a list of great repertoire from her. She is not only an enthusiastic, sincere and caring teacher but more like a close friend of mine. During the lesson, she focuses primarily on feeling and tone, which I found very helpful to me. Also, she attaches importance to let us explore what is unique about our own playing. She makes sure we understand her points and reflects back consistently throughout the lesson, too. I always get inspired and moved by her performance as well, because she is an outstanding performer. I am so happy that I got to meet her and study with her. I am very thankful to be her student.

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Heyao Nov 13, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Parvati is a very professional, patient, careful, talented musician. I stuied with her for three years in Idyllwild Arts Academy. And I believe I grow up a lot under her guidance. Also, she is a nice person who can teach you not only music and more inside of music! I really enjoy the experience of studing with her. I am sure she can definitely guide you into higher levels of music! Don’t be hesitate to study with her, I promise you will never regret!

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