University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All
10 + Years
Music Teacher, Master
Sepehrdad was born in Iran. He began playing the violin at the age of 9 despite the difficulties to study music in Iran. Prior to beginning of the Violin classes, he started with sight singing and ear training at age of 5 for three years. He started his musical journey by studying violin under Iranian and classical instructors. He also plays traditional Iranian music on the Violin, and Kamancheh (Iranian instrument). He has proper knowledge of the violin’s mechanics, general musical and repertoire knowledge.
He has a bachelor degree in string performance, and have taught students from beginner to advance for more than 10 years, guided students participating in inter-school musical shows, competitions and different musical presentations – Fests and orchestras. He teaches classical violin and viola through Suzuki and traditional method depending on the level of student. He has been participating as Violinist in the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra for the past years. He’s taught students from beginner to advance for more than 10 years, guided students participating in inter-school musical shows, competitions and different musical Presentations-Fests and orchestras.
Sepehrdad has developed his own style by bringing together classical orchestration and performance techniques with traditional Iranian music. Throughout his professional career, he has collaborated with numerous prestigious Persian ensembles such as Iranian National Orchestra. He added the Iranian music to the school curriculum and started teaching for interested students. Sepehrdad has participated in several concerts including Kennedy Center, radio, TV shows, and festivals.
Sepehrdad strives to teach his students at the level that was present in his education. He finds this works best due to the rigor of course, because students become devoted to the fundamentals of music. While it is a path that is extremely difficult, it makes students appreciate the music they are playing at a deeper level of understanding. He believes that any student with the proper foundation can become great with their instrument of choice, and he aims to make violin students great with their selection.
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