Farshid - Teacher #807

- Piano
- Composition

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- Farsi

Teaching Philosophy

I am truly passionate about sharing the gift of musical experiences with upcoming generations, contributing to a more harmonious future. Music holds a special place in our personal lives and communities, playing a vital role. I strongly believe that proper musical training is invaluable, not just for those aspiring to be professionals, but for everyone.

Musical Education

DMA Candidate University of BC, Composition
Master of Music University of BC, Composition

Awards and Distinctions

2011: CUMS/CLC11 Best Scholarly Composition for coming home
2010: Canada Council for Arts Commission
2009: CUMS09 Best Scholarly Composition for other half
2008: BC Arts Council and Canada Council for Arts Commission
2008: Four Year Fellowship for PhD students, University of British Columbia
2007: Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship
2007: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Olympic Commission
2006: Vancouver New Music recognition for Apogee

Special Skills and Training

I have worked as an educator in small and large classrooms, with young children as well as adults, at University or private lessons. Moreover as a composer and performer of acoustic and electronic media, I had worked with musicians and instruments throughout the world from East to West from North to South. My music has been performed in all continents. Moreover, I have studied other art forms, from sculpting to literature from drama to film.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).