Sherin Moustafa is a multifaceted and accomplished pianist and instructor based out of the Phoenix metro area. With Taiwanese and Egyptian heritage, Sherin speaks fluent Chinese and English, and is competent in Japanese, Arabic, German, Italian, and French. Her cultural background allows her to develop a worldview and an appreciation for both western and eastern music. Not surprisingly, Sherin fell in love with music at a young age because it has both the creative and serene elements that she saw in herself.
Sherin is the co-owner of Music Lessons Arizona in Gilbert Arizona, offering private piano instructions, group instructions and instrumental/vocal collaboration. She has a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano Performance and a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University. Sherin serves as an adjunct faculty at Central Arizona College, where she creates lesson plans for adult group piano classes and private piano instructions for both non-music and music majors. Sherin also serves as the organist at Chandler United Methodist Church. She is a versatile pianist specializing in classical, music theatre, contemporary and other popular genres, and is often invited to perform at special events because of her ability to provide a captivating performance. Her passion for music and vibrant personality not only make her a mesmerizing performer, but also an effective piano teacher.
Sherin has received awards from piano competitions and was a recipient of the Neely Music Talent Scholarship. She was also the keyboardist featured in the 2015 Zoni award-winning cast of Dreamgirls presented by the Desert Foothills Theatre. Sherin has performed on numerous occasions at ASU's Katzin Concert Hall, Organ Hall, Recital Hall, Gammage and Kerr Cultural Center, Chandler Center for the Arts and Mesa Arts Center both as a soloist, and a collaborative pianist.
Sherin served as an adjunct faculty and collaborative pianist at Mesa Community College and collaborative pianist/co-director at Perry High School. With Sherin's assistance, the Perry High School concert choir achieved the Superior Award at the 2011 Heritage Festival. As a result, the choir was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in March of 2012.
Under Sherin’s tutelage, more than 96% of her piano students have been awarded superior honors through statewide and internationally acclaimed piano programs, and selected students have won statewide piano competitions. Sherin is a proud member of East Valley Music Teacher Association (EVMTA), Arizona State Music Teacher Association (ASMTA) and Music Teacher National Association (MTNA). She is currently the Vice President of EVMTA, and the chair of the Composers Celebration Concert, a fundraising event for EVMTA in which students perform for the open public. Sherin has a passion for teaching and is committed to developing excellence from her piano students.