Are you a parent who knows the value and benefits a music education can have for your child?
Do you have a love for classical music, the piano, appreciation for the arts and would like to pass that love on to your child?
Would you like to give your child the confidence, work ethic, discipline and problem solving skills that are vital to their growth and development?
Would you like to support your child's passion for piano and help them reach their full potential?
If you said yes to these questions, you've come to the right place.
Meet Your Instructor - Sherin Moustafa
Sherin Moustafa is a classically trained pianist with over 15 years of teaching experience. She specializes in classical repertoire ranging from the Baroque Period to Modern Contemporary. She has trained many students with high success rates in competitions and internationally recognized piano programs. Sherin is committed to her student’s success and passionate about teaching the joy and rewards of piano playing.
Sherin holds a Masters Degree in Piano from Arizona State University School of Music, is a Nationally Certified Music Teacher, the president of the East Valley Music Teachers Association, an administrator of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Arizona Study Program. These programs utilize comprehensive lesson plans of piano study designed to educate and motivate piano students of all ages to strive for musical growth and excellence.
What will students learn in private lessons?
Sherin provides a strong musical foundation to her students by emphasizing proper technique, sight-reading, ear-training and music theory. Below are lesson concepts students will learn when studying with Sherin.
- Ergonomic techniques for finger touch and tone production
- Understanding and development of musicality and nuance
- Integrate and develop expression and artistry in students playing
- Thorough evaluation of note values, rhythms and counting, tempo and time signatures
- Dynamics, articulations, usage of the pedal, ornaments
- Sight reading, music theory, scales, arpeggios, etudes, and ear training
- Standard classical repertoire from composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Kabalevsky, etc
- How to practice effectively, preparation of performances, auditions and examinations
What Curriculum Do You Use?
Through many years of continuous research, Sherin has found the best educational resources and books for classical piano and chooses a curriculum that is specific to each students needs. Sherin's students also participate in annual piano examinations through the Arizona Study Program and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Arizona Study Program
The Arizona Study Program (ASP) was started in 1958 to provide a consecutive and comprehensive plan of music study designed to motivate and encourage the student to strive for growth and excellence.
The Arizona Study Program is a 12-year graded course of study developed by ASMTA to provide for the development of musical Performance, Theory and Technique.
It is organized in terms of the twelve years of public school, with one level for each of the years a student would be enrolled in school. It requires continual work throughout the year and is evaluated each spring by a master adjudicator and a written theory test.
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year. As a registered charity, we also make significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.
Founded in 1889, ABRSM has a long and storied history. Their mission is to nurture a love for music, and to inspire achievement in it by providing teachers and students with high-quality music-learning resources.
"Ms. Sherin has been an amazing piano instructor for our child. Ms. Sherin is very attentive and continuously seeks ways to improve our daughter through piano lessons. She helps with involvement (practice at home), overcoming challenges (learning new a new skill), and provides positive reinforcement and accountability; all of these elements are important in shaping a young child and have transferred into other areas her life. Ms. Sherin is very accommodating, thoughtful, and fair. She is great at providing feedback and assessing the needs of her students and ensures they are in the right atmosphere the best suits their learning style. We feel very fortunate to have her in our community, teaching, influencing and motivating our daughter. We highly recommend Ms. Sherin, and I have no doubt you will feel the same after trusting your child’s instruction with her.
Thank you, Ms. Sherin, for all you do!" - Matt W.
"My daughter has been having lessons with Miss Sherin for about 6 years, and she is having a great experience. Miss Sherin is an expert in piano technique, music theory, and history. When playing, she makes sure to fine tune your pieces to fix even the smallest details. My daughter has learned a lot about piano, including theory and how to bring out the musicality in piano pieces. Miss Sherin is also very patient and cares about her students. Because of Miss Sherin's great teaching, my daughter has gotten good scores on Arizona Study Program all 6 years. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn piano." -Ishrat K.
My student Katherine
Catherine started with Ms. Sherin as a complete beginner in April 2019. Her parents documented her progress over the following 6 months. Click to watch her amazing progress.
If you'd like to learn more about what we can do for you and your child, visit our contact form and tell us about yourself. We'd love to connect with you and start our musical journey together.
Don't think private lessons are for your child? We also offer a class piano format.