Shahriyar Farshid

Shahriyar F.

Beverly Hills, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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As a polyglot myself, I have learned five languages during the past seven years. Although each individual has unique learning abilities, I am experienced in dealing with many problems that most language learners face during this adventurous process.
10 years ago, I began learning German and have lived and studied in Salzburg for the past seven years.
I teach standard-german also called Hochdeutsch but also have experience in southern-german and Austrian dialects.
I could also help you prepare for German language proficiency tests such as Deutsches Sprachdiplom, TestDaF or those from the Goethe Institute.

Teaching Languages: English, Armenian, Farsi, and German
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Shahriyar teaches



Shahriyar delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2010

Composer, language enthusiast, and teacher currently based in Los Angeles and Salzburg; studying music composition and Electronic music at Mozarteum University in Salzburg. My works include instrumental/vocal concert-music, music theater, live electronics, fixed media, installations, etc. My compositions and installations are regularly are regularly performed and exhibited at contemporary music festival and museums throughout the world.
I teach subjects such as Piano, Keyboard skills, harmony, counterpoint, instrumentation and orchestration, computer-assisted composition, musical analysis, and musical form.
I help students prepare for entrance and final exams at universities and colleges. I also teach people with passion and interest in understanding music.

I am currently residing in Los Angeles, however, I do visit Europe for my concerts, festivals, masterclasses, and workshops regularly. So I hope you do not mind skipping a week or two In November and January.

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Jun 2010 - Present

Teaching is one of the most rewarding activities for me. I have taught professional and non-professional musicians for over 6 years and I still enjoy sharing my passion with people.

Jan 2002 - Present

I have been composing since I was 12 years old. My music has been performed by professional ensembles and musicians such as Kairosquartett, Ensemble Recherche, Austrian Ensemble for New Music, New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg, Mozarteum Institute for New Music Ensemble and others in Asia, Europe and North America.
My main focus is contemporary classical concert music, as well as music-theater and electronic music. Recently I am working on projects using extended media such as photography.

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MA in Music Composition
Apr 2017 - Present
Mozarteum University of Salzburg
BA in Music composition
Sep 2010 - Apr 2017
Mozarteum University of Salzburg
Music Composition
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
Yerevan State Concervatory of Komitas
Highschool Diploma
Sep 2001 - Jun 2007
Tehran Music Concervatory


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Nov 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Society of Composers Inc.
Jan 2015

SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

Photos & Videos

Playing four hand with Anousha.

We provide annual recitals and all students have the chance to participate. 

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica

Post concert shot

My Pianist wife and I.

Greg played the piano 50 years ago. He started his lessons at 85.

Alicia plays WTK Prelude and Fugue in C Major.
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Anna Aug 24, 2017
Piano · In home

Shahriyar is very kind and responsible. He makes the lessons so much fun and interesting, at the same time he is serious and demanding.We analyse pieces in class and we work on different ways of interpreting music. I also learn a lot about music history and music theory.

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