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1. Please tell us a little about yourself and the music center
Tigran Martikyan is a award winning jazz pianist/composer whose music career has garnered the attention of celebrities such as Kelly Ripa, Grace Hightower, jazz legends Chick Corea, Horace Silver and more. Mr. Martikyan is the Founder and Director of the Martikyan Music Center - established in 2015, Pasadena CA.
One of the top priorities at MMC is to provide children and adults with private piano lessons in classical, jazz, pop, blues, as well as group lessons in theory, harmony and ear training. Currently the center is working towards expanding its music program, offering individual lessons in violin, cello, guitar, woodwinds and vocals.
2. What motivated you to start providing music lessons for kids?
I strongly believe that all children have the ability to master a musical talent and without doubt music is an essential part of every child’s development. So, it is extremely important for me to pass on to youngsters the kind musical training they deserve in order to build a strong foundation while they are young. For me it has always been a challenge to create individual lesson plans for children, tailoring their education to their abilities.
3. Tell us about a favorite moment teaching.
I always have my favorite teaching moments when students learn materials beyond my expectations and they carefully follow my instruction, staying focused during the entire lesson. I really love it when students feel super excited about their lessons and eager to learn more. One day I ended up explaining to my 6 year old what 16th notes are and how to count those in music. She was just curious about that :).
4. What is specific about Mr. Martikyan’s vision and philosophy of music?
Throughout the years, Mr. Martikyan has developed a unique vision and instructional philosophy that greatly benefit students, whether taught privately or in groups. Mr. Martikyan believes that the most essential part of teaching is to create a personal and encouraging relationship with each student, ensuring that they learn the material adequately and properly at their own pace. Using his unique teaching tools such as Music Castle, Baby Grand Piano Puzzle, and Let’s Make Music, along with his interactive game activities, Tigran Martikyan seeks to make musical education fun and inspirational for all!
5. How can we learn more?
Discover Mr. Martikyan's Music School and thousands of other classes, workshops and fun days out on Acorn today via this link. Available for iOS and Android. Plus, it's free, and always will be.