Tigran Nersisyan

Tigran N.

Granada Hills, CA
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Levels taught:

    Tigran teaches

    5 & 50

    Teaching since

    January 1995

    Last background check
    Tigran passed a background check on 06/29/2015 that included the following:
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    6/29/2015

    Average response time

    13.0 hours

    About Tigran

    Overview

    Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and his Bachelor of Music from Babajanyan State Music College. In addition to teaching, he has performed and recorded with several orchestras, has composed and arranged several pieces including his own album. He is a highly educated individual who enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with students interested in learning.

    Teaching is my passion and I thoroughly love what I am doing.
    Every single child is special to me and every one receives special attention.
    My students also play semiannual recital, witch helps them to gain confidence.



    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Home: Music room w/ piano, guitar, violin, stands, seating for parents


    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Music stand if required

    *** Specialties ***
    Russian traditional and Suzuki methods.

    Photos and Videos

    Semiannual Recital

    Experience

    Music teacher

    Jan 2011 - Present
    Ferrahian private school

    Education

    Master's degree

    Sep 1995 - Jun 2000
    Yerevan State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia

    Languages Spoken

    English, Russian, Armenian

    Professional Proficiency

    Awards

    Prizewinner

    Oct 1999
    Union Of Composers Of Armenia

    Affiliations

    Music Teachers National Association

    Mar 2010
    MTNA

    The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

    Jun 2008
    ASCAP

    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.

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    18 Reviews on Tigran N.

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    Zachary May 27, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    He is very patient and works very well with my son. If my son's attention starts to lapse, he will stop and play a quick game like clap, clap name your favorite animal, then go back to the lesson. My son ins 4 1/2 and he is doing very well!
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    jawad K. May 14, 2015
    Violin · In studio
    Verified Student
    My son has been learning violin with Mr. Tigran since last 8 months. He started with very basic 8 months ago and last week his middle school won 12 trophies and he was at the center of the performance. Thanks to Mr. Tigran. Mr. Tigran has the ability to come to student level and bring a change. He is soft, polite and professional. My son is fully involved in violin now and looking towards next level. I am very pleased with his performance and looking forward that one day he will be playing like Mr. Tigran. During the last 8 months there were some occasions where my son was not able to meet the schedule appointment and Mr. Tigran was very accommodating with these situations. Mr. Tigran has the ability to relate music with daily life examples so kids can understand it better. A good communication is extremely important for a teacher and he posses this skill and knows how to apply it. I can see my son will grow very well with his music in future.
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    Nargis G. Apr 29, 2015
    Violin · In studio
    Verified Student
    Unfortunately we were very disappointed with Tigran as a violin teacher. Clearly, Tigran plays instrument very well and capable of passing his knowledge, yet he is not passionate about teaching and not motivational for young kids. It appears that he is more concerned about making sure that he will receive a credit for growing a talent than performing actual day-to-day instructional work. Despite multiple requests, we, parents, couldn't convince Tigran to start making written lesson notes, to ensure addressing all his comments during homework. Also, in our opinion, Tigran's studio doesn't have adequate lighting which forced us to bring our own light for every lesson. Surprisingly, Tigran hasn't even made any attempts to address the issue from his end. Tigran's approach to teaching is rather formal with lack of personal touch and this is very sad to acknowledge. We felt that Tigran failed to establish good personal connection with student.
    Last thing you want to hire violin teacher, who would invariably respond to your "How are you?" with "I am so tired"...
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    Anna F. Feb 14, 2015
    Violin · Online
    Verified Student
    I really have loved taking lessons with Tigran N. I just began this year with him after completing a masters in music from a private college. I have learned so much already. I leave each lesson wanting to work harder and the best part is that he gives me great tips on exactly HOW to practice so I can get the most out of my practice time. It's been a great experience and I am so thankful for the way he challenges me and gives helpful criticism so that I can become a better violinist.
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    Elise R. Jan 22, 2015
    Violin · In home
    Verified Student
    Our son is taking violin lessons from Tigran. We absolutely love him. Tigran comes to our home every week and we have complete trust in him. He is extremely kind and patient and has an amazing teaching style. Our son has only had about 7 months of lessons and each month he has tremendous growth. He is 18 years old and has never had a violin lesson until now. He practices without us having to tell him and he looks forward each week to his lessons with Tigran----That speaks volumes about Tigran as a teacher. We highly recommend him as a teacher and a friend.
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    Maddie R. Sep 7, 2014
    Violin · In studio
    Verified Student
    My 11 yr old son has been playing violin for a while with the same teacher, and we decided to change teachers to learn other techniques and to pique his interest. We have been with Tigran for almost two months now and there has been a significant
    improvement with my son's playing. He seem to acquire back his enthusiasm and passion for playing. He plays with our community Youth Orchestra on the 1st violin
    and sits on the 4th chair before starting with Tigran, now he was advanced to the 2nd chair. We are grateful to Tigran for his patience and time. He is very accommodating with his schedule and goes out of his way in teaching my son, on top of it all he is very professional. We would highly recommend him as a great violin teacher.
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    Jeanne H. Jul 1, 2014
    Violin · In home
    Verified Student
    My 5 year old has been taking violin lessons from Tigran for the past 6 months and she has been thriving and learning faster than we expected. He is exceptionally patient with her and adapts to her aptitude level. We love what she's been able to learn in such a short amount of time thanks to Tigran.
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    Ryan M. May 30, 2014
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    Tigran has been my piano teacher for several months now. I am learning faster than I ever thought I could, and he has always had the right wisdom for me at each step of the process to help me move forward. He is knowledgeable and patient; he is honest about where you need to improve but is always kind. If you are considering getting piano lessons (or any of the other instruments he teaches), I strongly recommend him.
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    Kim J. Mar 6, 2014
    Verified Student
    A wonderful teacher

    "Teacher Tigran", as my 5-hr-old granddaughter calls him, is really a wonderful teacher and a kind person. He really has a way with understanding the student. My granddaughter thrives in his instruction. I highly recommend him.
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    Allegra M. Sep 13, 2013
    Violin
    Verified Student
    Tigran is an excellent instructor.

    Tigran has been an excellent instructor to my 16 year old daughter. She started with him last year and has improved tremendously. He has been kind and professional even though the lessons are in my house and I have a 2 and 4 year old continually trying to interrupt. Instead of being frustrated he has been patient and loving towards them and my entire family. We are so blessed to have him as a teacher in our home. Thank you so much.