Do I need to own a piano?
No, a full sized acoustic piano at home is not an absolute necessity. But students do of course need to practice between lessons. A quality weighted keyboard is an adequate practice instrument for beginners.
What age is best to start with piano?
I take children of all ages (and adults) as students; however, beginning early is best. Some students will benefit from beginning their training as early as 5.
What if I started playing as a kid but haven’t played in years?
This varies greatly, but for most folks, the muscle memory’s still in there and the relearning curve isn’t as steep as it would be starting from scratch. Some skills may reemerge quickly, while others may take longer to rekindle.
Where is your piano studio located?
In the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.
How often are lessons?
Most students have weekly lessons.
How long are lessons?
Beginners start with 30-minute lessons. More advanced students may move to 45 or 60-minute lessons.
How do you pronounce your last name?
Faghihi is pronounced fah-gee-hee. Thanks for asking!