Asal - Teacher #958

- Piano

- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- Farsi
- French
- Persian

Teaching Philosophy

I believe teaching music should be inspiring and motivating for students so that they feel passionate and therefore follow the lessons enthusiastically. At the same time I encourage my students to strive for excellence and attention to detail. My goal is to help them grow in music and be more deeply engaged with it.

Musical Education

University of Toronto- MMUS from September 2013
University of Toronto- ACP
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris - Superior Diploma in Chamber Music
Azad University - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

Mar 2009 1st prize of the 3rd piano biennial competition in Tehran
Dec 2008 1st prize in 24th Fadjr International music Festival in chamber music
Jul 2004 2nd prize in Piano competition of Madeleine Valmalet in Paris
Aug 2002 1st prize in Students National Festival in Tehran
Dec 2001 3rd Prize in Piano Competition of Malik Aslanian in Tehran
Feb 2001 2nd prize in Regional Festival in Tehran

Special Skills and Training

Specialist in piano solo, ensemble, accompanying.


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).