Sheila Molazadeh (Iqbal)

Sheila M.

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*** If you would like to purchase lessons with me and don’t see a time that works for you, feel free to send me a message so I can add you to my wait list. My schedule tends to change often, so I will try to accommodate anyone that is dedicated and serious about taking lessons.

***I can currently only accommodate weekly lessons. Requests for lessons that occur other week will not be accepted.


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. I currently reside in Irvine where I teach private flute and piano lessons and perform with local ensembles.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.

In my studio, students will have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things 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 relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons.

My three expectations:

1. Come 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, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just be sure to learn from those mistakes so that you 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 even sitting in on the lesson to take notes. 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, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.

Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.

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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 17; Female: 7 to 90

Reviews (71)

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Kat S. Sep 24, 2019
Flute · Online

Amazing person and a great teacher

Shannon H. Sep 19, 2019
Flute · Online

Danielle S. Sep 10, 2019
Flute · Online

Danielle loved her and enjoyed her lesson.

Emily Aug 2, 2019
Flute · Online

Mia Jun 8, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

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Jack Jun 8, 2019

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!

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Bharati K. May 27, 2019
Flute · Online

Jay H. Apr 3, 2019
Piano · Online

Sheila is the best piano teacher I've ever had. I just hope she will not lose her sanity over me.

Matthew M. Mar 31, 2019
Flute · Online

Excellent lesson.

Jay H. Mar 27, 2019
Piano · Online

Ameet T. Mar 18, 2019
Flute · Online

she was nice

Matt & Lisa W. Mar 5, 2019
Flute · Online

the BEST!! flute teacher ever!

Shannon H. Feb 27, 2019
Flute · Online


Lauren L. Feb 21, 2019
Flute · Online

Shannon H. Feb 20, 2019
Flute · Online

Student speaking Mrs. Sheila is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon H. Feb 13, 2019
Flute · Online

Student speaking, 12 years old, Mrs. Sheila is the most supportive musical instructor I have ever had. She is very talented.

Sharon W. Feb 7, 2019
Flute · Online

Jessie Jan 17, 2019
Flute · Online

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!

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Emily Jan 11, 2019
Flute · Online

Sophia Dec 16, 2018
Flute · Online

Sheila helped my daughter improve her sound a lot from just the first lesson. They communicated great. Can't wait for the next lesson.

Abigail E. Nov 28, 2018
Flute · Online

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!!

Candace Nov 13, 2018
Flute · Online

Bharati K. Nov 4, 2018
Flute · Online

Delila S. Oct 26, 2018
Piano · In studio

Sheila is awesome! She made my daughter feel comfortable at her first lesson and explained things clearly. We would definitely recommend her!

Kim Oct 22, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!"

Shannon H. Oct 17, 2018
Flute · Online

Matt & Lisa W. Oct 16, 2018
Flute · Online

Kent Oct 6, 2018
Flute · Online

Rachael Sep 17, 2018
Piano · Online

Annette B. Aug 18, 2018
Flute · Online

Emily Jun 20, 2018
Flute · Online

Dan Jun 4, 2018
Piano · Online

Mona May 12, 2018
Flute · Online

Super nice instructor and she is really helpful with my technique and playing!

Izzy May 10, 2018
Flute · Online

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

Sascha May 7, 2018
Flute · Online

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.

Mona May 7, 2018
Flute · Online

Annette B. Feb 8, 2018
Flute · Online

only three words ........ BEST TEACHER EVER (written by a 11 yr old Flutist

Emily Jan 21, 2018
Flute · In studio

Shiela is one the best flute teacher my daughter ever have!! In 5 sessions my daughter had advanced on her skills.

Cindy Jan 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

Sheila made me feel very at ease and comfortable. I can't wait to take my next lession!

LEONARDO N. Jan 18, 2018
Piano · In home

My son did enjoy the first lesson with Ms. Sheila

Sebastion D. Jan 11, 2018
Piano · In studio

Best piano Teacher!!! My children love Sheila and enjoy learning piano because. I am so thrilled!

Sophia D. Jan 11, 2018
Piano · In studio

Amazing Teacher!!!

Emily Dec 18, 2017
Flute · Online

My first lesson with Sheila to now I think I've improved a lot because of Sheila!

Emily Dec 11, 2017
Flute · Online

Thank you for giving me tips for they songs so i could play them much much better!

Emily Dec 4, 2017
Flute · Online

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!

Emily Nov 27, 2017
Flute · Online

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!

Emily Nov 20, 2017
Flute · Online

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!

Lauren Nov 13, 2017
Flute · Online

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!

Emily Nov 13, 2017
Flute · Online

thank you so much for helping me understand the notes better and helping me make my notes more clear!
-Lauren Davies

Bethany Nov 12, 2017
Flute · Online

Fantastic teacher!

Annette B. Oct 7, 2017
Flute · Online

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

Zoe Oct 5, 2017
Flute · Online


Kyla Oct 3, 2017
Piano · In home

Sheila is the best!

Annette B. Oct 3, 2017
Flute · Online

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

Lily C. Sep 27, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter is happy to have Sheila.

Daphne L. Sep 7, 2017
Flute · In home

Sheila is a great teacher, very knowledge and patient. We absolutely like her lessons.

Isabel Aug 22, 2017
Flute · In studio

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.

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Lucy H. Jun 29, 2017
Piano · In home

Kind, patient and knowledgable! Great fit for our family!

Brinkley M. Jun 28, 2017
Piano · In home

My granddaughter has really taken to Shelia. My granddaughter has had other piano teachers, and she prefers Sheila best of them all.

Annette Apr 19, 2017
Flute · Online

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.

Annette B. Apr 16, 2017
Flute · Online

Esther Mar 7, 2017
Piano · In home

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!

Lauren Dec 6, 2016
Piano · In home

Sheila has been a great instructor for my 13 year old daughter who wanted to switch from classical to popular music.

Christina Oct 11, 2016
Flute · In home

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!

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Cali Oct 3, 2016
Piano · In home

Cali loved her lesson today! She is excited to keep learning.

Chad Oct 12, 2015
Flute · In home

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

Matan S. Sep 8, 2015
Piano · In home

Fun to work with, friendly, good teacher

Cary K. Aug 24, 2014
Flute · In home

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.

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jasmine F. Aug 17, 2014
Piano · In studio

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.

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Sophia C. Jul 31, 2014
Flute · In home

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 :)))!!

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Fatemeh D. Mar 24, 2014
Piano ·

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!

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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have over 14 years of experience in teaching flute and piano to students of all ages and levels. My goal as a flute teacher is to give each student a very well rounded and thorough understanding of the instrument. Lessons will be tailored to each student and will include the following: knowledge of instrument care/maintenance, tone production, technique (scales, etudes, etc), musicality, music theory, and a variety of repertoire from classical to pop.



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.


Master of Music
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2005 - May 2009

University of Redlands



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Single Subject Teaching Credential
Nov 2010

University of Redlands


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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