Instructor - Piano
Mehrnoush Aghagholizadeh was born in Tehran, Iran, she began her musical journey by taking the Orff method classes for children at the age of six. She was introduced to different music instruments such as xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels plus singing and dancing. At the age of seven she started taking piano lessons with Reza Elhamian, a graduate of the Goldsmiths University in London, UK. Mehrnoush got her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Art and Architecture where she worked with the renowned Armenian pianist Gagik Babayan. During her years in Tehran she was active as a piano teacher, chamber and solo musician.
Mehrnoush holds a second bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Central Florida where she studied with Dr. Yun-ling Hsu. In Florida she continued performing, accompanying as well as teaching as a private teacher and group piano lessons instructor. She had numerous performances with the UCF piano department. She had the opportunity to perform at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts in Orlando, FL. She had the privilege to attend master classes around the world with the great concert pianists such as Oleg Poliansky, Kevin Ayesh, Andre Laplante and David Gross.
Mehrnoush is currently doing her master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy at the George Mason University studying with Dr. Anna Balakerskaia. She wants to be a solo pianist as well as being a full-time piano teacher because she considers teaching as her passion. Teaching at the UCF summer camp 2017 with Dr. Yun-ling Hsu, was a life changing experience for her, where she had the chance to work with a group of students from early childhood to pre-college for two weeks working on piano technique, theory and ear-training as well as performer wellness. Mehrnoush is currently based in Falls Church, VA where she works as a part-time piano instructor.
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