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Nader T.

Dedicated, Patient and highly Knowledgeable Music Teacher

San Diego, CA (92130)

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I am a music instructor with 28 years experience in teaching with no limit placed on age. From the time I was working on my B.A. in musicology and violin, then my master's and doctorate degrees in composition, I never stopped teaching and dedicating my life to the appreciation of the art of music. I have been involved in different aspects of music as an instructor, composer, violinist, producer, and director of classical music programs for broadcast media for over eight years. The range of my experience derives from the intention of educating people about my passion and for teaching what I know about music. My philosophy and ideal goal has been to train people and elevate their understanding and attraction to the world of music, whether through a pedagogical procedure of one on one instruction of composition, theory and violin, or through mass media to reach large audiences.

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Composition (Music)

I have a doctorate degree in composition, and also have been a three time winner of competitions for my music. I was a guest composer at the Centennial-Alumni Composer's Symposium of the University of New Mexico in 1989. I have taught music composition on a one on one basis in a private school and also in my own studio.

Ear Training

Ear training or aural skill, has been a part of my education. In my teaching method, I play intervals for students on piano or keyboard and they are required to realize those intervals. Also, when I play chords, they have to find out the quality of each chord, in terms of major, minor, seventh chord and so on.

An important part of ear training is dictation. When an instructor plays a single melody or four part harmony, the student should gradually realize them by inner ear and write them on paper. This is complete process of ear training.

Music Theory

I am composer, having a doctorate degree in composition and three time winner of competitions for my music. Music theory is a part of my ongoing teaching, as well as my own composition process. I teach this subject with detailed attention to every aspects of music theory and everything which is required to learn by my students. I teach and clarify through my one on one teaching method and demystify any complications of the science of music theory for students, and make it an enjoyable subject. I am a patient instructor and generously spend time and energy as much as is needed for student to grasp the subject.

Sight Singing

Sight singing is an important part of music theory. During my entire education I had many courses on sight singing and solfeggio. All of my students who take a private lessons with me, will learn sight singing as an integral part of their musical training. In my methods, I teach students--in the first stage, to recognize and sing the intervals between two notes, and gradually they work their way up to being able to sing a complete line of a musical phrase, and finally an entire lesson. Meanwhile I work with them thoroughly to improve their rhythm, which serves as another important part of sight singing process. I have a B.A. in musicology and violin, and a master's and doctorate degrees in composition.


I have been teaching the violin for 28 years. My education started privately, when I was around 12 years old, and also in the nightly program of a music conservatory. This program continued on at the University of Tehran, along with my education in Musicology for my B.A. degree. When I was working for my Master's degree in composition, I still continued my violin education. During these entire years, I studied with four different masters who were representatives of Russian, Belgian and American schools. My teaching methods are based on my education and long time experience. I have trained over 400 students, where many of them have joined orchestras or work as violin teachers. In my way of teaching, I have special emphasis on correct intonation and rhythm. I encourage students to practice scales and arpeggios to improve their technique. In the following stage, students learn higher positions of the violin, double stops and advanced pieces of music with good musicality and fine tone production. In order to achieve the highest expectation in becoming a good violinist, I teach them lots of etudes and different pieces of music.

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University of Tehran (Musicology)

University of New Mexico (Master's)

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Nader will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.

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