Saro Babikian

Saro B.

Glendale, CA
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Saro delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2010

Saro Babikian was born in Damascus, Syria in 1995 and started playing the classical guitar at age 10. He attended the Solhi Al-Wadi Conservatory of Music in Damascus. In 2012 he performed at the Damascus Opera House in a concert hosted by the Ministry of Culture, for outstanding students of the conservatory. Later that same year he moved to Los Angeles and continued his guitar studies with the renowned Armenian guitarist Sarkis Turgutyan. In 2015 he was admitted to the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Classical Guitar Program under the instruction of Scott Tennant and William Kanengiser. Saro also takes flamenco lessons with Adam del Monte at USC He graduated with honors with his BM degree in classical guitar in 2018 and been awarded scholarship from USC Thornton to continue his masters's studies. Saro has participated in numerous masterclasses with renowned musicians and guitarists such as David Russell, Pepe Romero and Paul O'Dette. Saro was also awarded several awards in various guitar competitions such Honorable Mention Award at the Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition in. !st prize at Intentional music competition in Serbia. Saro was invited as a guest artist to the 3rd Yerevan International Guitar Festival for in Yerevan, Armenia in 2017. Saro regularly is invited to Armenia to hold guitar classes and play concerts. Saro also organizes concerts for his students.

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Experience

Classical Guitar Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
American International Music School

Classical Guitar Instructor
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Sayat Nova Music School

Saro holds guitar classes in Yerevan, Armenia during the summer time.

Classical Guitar Instructor
Jun 2014 - Aug 2015
Lark Musical Society

Music Tutor
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015
Glendale Community College

Gave one on one lessons at GCC learning center in music theory and history to students who needed additional help outside the classroom.

Education

Master's of Music Classical Guitar Performance
Apr 2018 - Present
University of Southern California
Bachelor's of Music classical guitar performance
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Southern California

Languages

Arabic
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Armenian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

BM Classical Guitsr
Apr 2018
University of Southern California

Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student
Apr 2018
USC Thornton School of Music
Dean’s Honors List (University of Southern California)
Aug 2017
USC
Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition
Dec 2016
Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition
Edward Hosharian Scholarship Fund
Nov 2016
Edward Hosharian Scholarship Fund

Photos & Videos

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Concert in Yerevan, Armenia.

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concert at USC. Vocal Chamber music.

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masterclass with maestro Pepe Romero at USC Thornton.

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masterclass with Tilman Hoppstock at USC.
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Jaxon W. Apr 30, 2018
Classical Guitar ·

Saro is an accomplished and dedicated instructor, with many years of experience under his belt. I've worked alongside Saro for years now and I'm impressed at how all of his students all love the guitar and play really well. Would definitely recommend.

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