Shahin Maleksalehi

Shahin M.

Saratoga, CA

Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love teaching piano. In my eight years of experience, I've learned several piano methods, and I've developed my own approach which balances playing, listening, and analyzing music. My students have told me they appreciate me for my clear, simple way of explaining things, my enthusiasm, and the personal attention I give to each student. My primary goal is to train well-rounded musicians, and offer the benefits that entails, such as discipline, critical-thinking, and creativity.
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Shahin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:

I love teaching piano. I've taught for eight years, working with children and adults of all levels of experience. My students have said they appreciate my patience, enthusiasm, and careful plan for each lesson to achieve new skills and understanding. Each lesson is accompanied by written exercises which teach theory and reinforce new concepts. My goal is for every student to have the sight-reading, critical-listening, and understanding of theory to make them a complete musician.


Feb 2013 - Apr 2015
LA Metropolitan Opera

Aug 2013 - Feb 2015
Flutesonic Orchestra

Piano Teacher
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
Riko Method School of Piano


Business Administration
Aug 2008 - May 2012
University of Southern California


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Teaching a music lesson to the students of Lexington Elementary.

Learning a new song.

I'm so proud of my students for the hard work they put in to performing at our Summer Recital.


8 Reviews

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Nancy C. Oct 8, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

Shahin has been great with my two boys! (Ages 5 and 7 when they started). He's very patient and keeps them on task - and has really helped bring out their love of music! All my younger son wants to do all day is play the piano now!

Max A. Aug 21, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

patient ,kind good with the kids

Dorothy Apr 16, 2018
Piano · In studio

As a non-native English speaker, I really appreciate Shahin’s patience. His instruction is very clear, and his passion for music evident in his teaching. I would definitely recommend Shahin to anyone who wants to learn piano.

Lisa Apr 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Shahin's calm, gentle way of teaching me how to play the piano made taking lessons fun and enjoyable. The way he explainins concepts, such as note reading and counting the rhythm made it easy for me to learn. I like that he is patient with me and goes at my speed yet still encourages me to challenge myself. Highly recommended!

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Megan S. Apr 4, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

Kids are really enjoying the lessons, and feel like they have already learned a lot!

Shefali Mar 12, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

My 6 yr old daughter is currently taking piano lessons from Shahin. He is a great teacher. He explains things very clearly and with lot of patience .Very knowladgeable .Highly recommended .

Ayrton V. Dec 15, 2017
Piano · In home

The instructor was extremely patient and effective
with my son. Highly recommended!

Smrutik S. Jun 25, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Great piano teacher. Looking forward to work with Mr Sahin for piano lessons

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