Sheila Molazadeh (Iqbal)
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Sheila Molazadeh (Iqbal)

Sheila M.

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Beginner, Intermediate
I have over 14 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and levels. Students will learn to read music, music terminology, music theory, technique, and a wide variety of piano repertoire (classical, pop, rock, international music etc.)

About Sheila M.

My interest in music began at the age of seven when I began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, I began playing the flute. I received my Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where I studied flute with Sara Andon. There, I performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During my third year at university, I studied abroad at the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.

In 2013, I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where I studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, I performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles.


*** Lesson Details ***

In my studio, students will receive a well rounded music education. We will navigate through a variety of topics such as sight reading, music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons comfortable and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons.

My three expectations:

1. Students must come to each lesson prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)

2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory and I am here to guide each student. We're human, so mistakes will inevitably occur. My expectation is for the student to learn from those mistakes so that they can take something away from each experience.

3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and occasionally sitting in on lessons to take notes or help during online lessons when I cannot physically be there. This way, you can reinforce what we accomplished during the lesson at home together. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!



*** Required Materials ***
Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner (there are some great apps for these), a music stand and the required flute repertoire.

Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome and the required piano repertoire.

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Sanjay Kanodia
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Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

Posted May 19, 2020
Nathaniel
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Posted May 7, 2020
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Posted Apr 3, 2020
Zaya
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Sheila is patient and helpful.

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Matt & Lisa W.
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She is super understanding! and a really great teacher!

Posted Mar 10, 2020
Emily
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Posted Feb 7, 2020
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Posted Feb 4, 2020
Kat S.
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Amazing person and a great teacher

Posted Sep 24, 2019
Shannon H.
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Posted Sep 19, 2019
Danielle S.
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Danielle loved her and enjoyed her lesson.

Posted Sep 10, 2019
Emily
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Posted Aug 2, 2019
Mia
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Not only is Sheila a great musician, she’s also a great teacher. Sheila is patient, helpful, and caring. She makes me feel so comfortable while playing. I’ve been playing piano for almost a year and I feel that I’ve improved so much. I highly recommend Sheila!

Posted Jun 8, 2019
Jack

We have searched and gone through several piano teachers for our granddaughter. They were pretty good teachers, and we were happy with them. One day our granddaughter’s friend came over to the house. She had been taking piano lessons for less than six months and played on our piano. We were very impressed with her skills at such an early stage in her lessons. She told us about her teacher Sheila. Our granddaughter took a couple lessons from her and we were hooked. We’ve been with Sheila now for about four months and couldn’t be happier. Because of Sheila our granddaughter is playing at a much higher level AND she is very happy taking lessons from her. Thank you Sheila!

Posted Jun 8, 2019
Bharati K.
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Posted May 27, 2019
Jay H.
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Sheila is the best piano teacher I've ever had. I just hope she will not lose her sanity over me.

Posted Apr 3, 2019
Matthew M.
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Excellent lesson.

Posted Mar 31, 2019
Jay H.
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Posted Mar 27, 2019
Ameet T.
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she was nice

Posted Mar 18, 2019
Matt & Lisa W.
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the BEST!! flute teacher ever!

Posted Mar 5, 2019
Shannon H.
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GREAT LESSON!

Posted Feb 27, 2019
Lauren L.
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Posted Feb 21, 2019
Shannon H.
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Student speaking Mrs. Sheila is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Feb 20, 2019
Shannon H.
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Student speaking, 12 years old, Mrs. Sheila is the most supportive musical instructor I have ever had. She is very talented.

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Sharon W.
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Posted Feb 7, 2019
Jessie
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Sheila is phenomenal with my daughter, who's been taking lessons with her for about 9 months now. She's patient and kind while giving valuable instruction, feedback, and constructive criticism. My 12-year-old has improved dramatically and even auditioned for and made her school's honors band with Sheila's impeccable instruction. Sheila gets our highest recommendation!

Posted Jan 17, 2019
Emily
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Posted Jan 11, 2019
Sophia
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Sheila helped my daughter improve her sound a lot from just the first lesson. They communicated great. Can't wait for the next lesson.

Posted Dec 16, 2018
Abigail E.
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We live in a rural area and could not find anyone local, and Sheila’s profile seemed so spot on and she has been so wonderful! My daughter is very pleased!! Thank you Sheila!!

Posted Nov 28, 2018
Candace
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Posted Nov 13, 2018
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Posted Nov 4, 2018
Delila S.
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Sheila is awesome! She made my daughter feel comfortable at her first lesson and explained things clearly. We would definitely recommend her!

Posted Oct 26, 2018
Kim
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What is there not to love about Sheila! My six year old responds to her well, "Mommy, Ms. Shiela is clear and she makes it fun!"

Posted Oct 22, 2018
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Posted Oct 17, 2018
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Emily
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Dan
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Posted Jun 4, 2018
Mona
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Super nice instructor and she is really helpful with my technique and playing!

Posted May 12, 2018
Izzy
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Sheila’s fantastic! My 12-year-old loves her and has learned a ton in just theee lessons. Highly recommend!

Posted May 10, 2018
Sascha
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My 11 year old son got his first online private lesson with Sheila and was just ecstatic about it. Sheila was engaging and inspiring and my son learned something new within the first half hour. We're definitely signing up for more.

Posted May 7, 2018
Mona
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Posted May 7, 2018
Annette B.
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only three words ........ BEST TEACHER EVER (written by a 11 yr old Flutist

Posted Feb 8, 2018
Emily
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Shiela is one the best flute teacher my daughter ever have!! In 5 sessions my daughter had advanced on her skills.

Posted Jan 21, 2018
Cindy
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Sheila made me feel very at ease and comfortable. I can't wait to take my next lession!

Posted Jan 18, 2018
LEONARDO N.
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My son did enjoy the first lesson with Ms. Sheila

Posted Jan 18, 2018
Sebastion D.
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Best piano Teacher!!! My children love Sheila and enjoy learning piano because. I am so thrilled!

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Sophia D.
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Amazing Teacher!!!

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Emily
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My first lesson with Sheila to now I think I've improved a lot because of Sheila!

Posted Dec 18, 2017
Emily
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Thank you for giving me tips for they songs so i could play them much much better!

Posted Dec 11, 2017
Emily
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Thank you for helping me with the tide notes and making the notes more clear in the songs. I have accomplished so many songs because of you!

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Emily
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Thank you for helping me make my notes more clear, helping me make my notes more clear and better, also helping me make my songs more clear!

Posted Nov 27, 2017
Emily
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Thanks for really helping me improve on making my sounds more clear and helping me start with my tongue and helping me get through a lot of songs that are helping me!

Posted Nov 20, 2017
Lauren
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My daughter, Lauren, is basically a total beginner, and Sheila really helped her make a proper sound on the flute. Lauren really enjoyed her lesson, she’s eager to practice what they worked on, and she said she would give the lesson 5 Stars!

Posted Nov 13, 2017
Emily
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thank you so much for helping me understand the notes better and helping me make my notes more clear!
-Lauren Davies

Posted Nov 13, 2017
Bethany
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Fantastic teacher!

Posted Nov 12, 2017
Annette B.
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hello MRS sheila i am so happy that we could have a lesson today and i just want to say have a nice honey moon thank you for your time and kindness i would never be where i am today without you

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Zoe
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Fantastic!

Posted Oct 5, 2017
Kyla
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Sheila is the best!

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Annette B.
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hey shes really nice and patient and kind before her i didnt even know how to play a E know im a flute player for my schools prefomance she is awsome bets teacher ever /im 10 years old

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Lily C.
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My daughter is happy to have Sheila.

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Daphne L.
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Sheila is a great teacher, very knowledge and patient. We absolutely like her lessons.

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Isabel
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Sheila is very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter is brand new to the flute and plans to play in her elementary school orchestra. We purchased 5 classes to get her started. Sheila really helped get her set up so she will be more confident when she starts music at school. We hope to take more classed from Sheila in the future.

Posted Aug 22, 2017
Lucy H.
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Kind, patient and knowledgable! Great fit for our family!

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Brinkley M.
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My granddaughter has really taken to Shelia. My granddaughter has had other piano teachers, and she prefers Sheila best of them all.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Annette
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Very dedicated, thorough, caring and use her time wisely, my daughter has been taking lesson at school for 7 months now, she was about to give up, Now she is excited, gained confidence and self worth. Thanks Sheila.

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Annette B.
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Posted Apr 16, 2017
Esther
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Sheila's been teaching my daughters flute and piano for 6 years. She's a caring, comfortable teacher and is able to adjust to the kids abilities and moods- and does it with a smile!

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Lauren
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Sheila has been a great instructor for my 13 year old daughter who wanted to switch from classical to popular music.

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Christina
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We met Sheila when she was my daughter's orchestra flute instructor. My daughter was so enthusiastic about Shelia that we invited her to continue private lessons at home. Sheila is warm, supportive, knowledgeable, and incredibly inspiring. She is an excellent flute mentor and my daughter is excited to practice daily. We highly recommend Sheila!

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Cali
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Cali loved her lesson today! She is excited to keep learning.

Posted Oct 3, 2016
Chad
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She is understanding, and really instills not only musical skill, but a love an excitement for the instrument!

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Matan S.
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Fun to work with, friendly, good teacher

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Cary K.
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Sheila taught my son flute for the academic year 2013-14 in our home once per week. She was able to supplement instructions with what he was doing in school music. She had a great relationship with him and he looked forward to his lesson every week. He improved greatly in his music skills over the course of the year and was asked by Sheila to perform in a recital at the end of the school year. Sheila was a very good music teacher and her academic training was clearly reflected in her teaching a great plus! I would highly recommend her for flute lessons.

Posted Aug 24, 2014
jasmine F.
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Sheila has been teaching my son for more than three years and my daughter for more than one year. Both have a wonderful connection with Sheila and have seen tremendous growth and improvement during the time they have been studying piano with her. She is always punctual and prepared for lessons.
While she has high expectations for her students, she is also kind and works very well with younger students.

Posted Aug 17, 2014
Sophia C.
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Sheila is a great flute instructor. Her attention to detail and knowledge of flute performance help shape every flute piece we work on. She is very pleasant, understanding, and kind. She gives good feedback and sets reasonable weekly expectations. I have improved greatly in the time that I have been working with her. With Sheila, you will be looking forward to the lessons, instead of dreading them :)))!!

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Fatemeh D.

Great motivator and a wonderful instructor

Sheila has been working with my daughter for the past three years and I am very happy with the result. She is very patient and works well with children. I believe that if it wasn't for her my daughter might have lost interest in piano as children do with many things, however she rather looks forward to her sessions and seeing Sheila. When my daughter plays for us at the house it makes me very proud. Thank you Sheila!

Posted Mar 24, 2014

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Experience

Private Flute and Piano Instructor
Jan 2004 - Present

Private Studio- Flute and Piano

I have been teaching private flute lessons in a variety of locations since the age of 16. I have worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, including students with special needs.

Piano and Flute Instructor
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016

Music and Art World

Private piano instructor.

Piano and Flute Instructor
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015

Eine Kleine Musik Klasse

Private instruction in Flute and Piano.

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2005 - May 2009

University of Redlands

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Farsi

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Single Subject Teaching Credential
Nov 2010

University of Redlands

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jul 2013
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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