A Master Class for adult pianists will be held annually. Master teachers, i.e., teachers with advanced experience and knowledge, will give an hour lesson to each participant at an intermediate or advanced level. The pianist must have one or two pieces ready for the teacher to hear and work on with him or her.
There is a fee for participating in the class. For a modest fee anyone may listen to the lesson. Classes are held at various locations.
The next Master Class with be held at 1pm on April 7th, 2019 and will be held at
The Hull Music Studio in La Quinta, CA.
An application with more information can be downloaded or printed from the button below.
Dr. MICHAEL KRIKORIAN – Master Class Teacher
Dr. Michael Krikorian is a Los Angeles based pianist, composer, and music teacher. He recently graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music as a student of Antoinette Perry with a DMA in piano performance where he was on fellowship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Previously, Michael earned his M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in the studio of Arkady Aronov, and his B.A. from CSU Fresno as a student of Andreas Werz. As a performer, Michael has won top prizes in numerous competitions and performed in venues across the USA and Europe. Most recently, Michael earned first place in the Bell T. Ritchie Award Competition (2017), and second place in the James Ramos International Video Competition (2017).
As a teacher, Michael maintains a small studio of private students and serves on the piano faculty of the La Canada School of Music and the South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory. During his studies at USC Thornton he also taught group and private piano as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. In 2017, he was honored with the Award for Excellence in Teaching for Graduate Keyboard Studies Teaching Assistants. Michael is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, serving as the Director of Outreach for the MTNA CAPMT USC collegiate chapter, and as the South Regional Chair for the CAPMT Concerto Competition. He has been invited to give presentations at the MTNA national conference, the CAPMT State Conference, and the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium.
In addition to performing and teaching, Michael composes music for the concert stage and visual media. His most recent project was a score for The Fidelio Incident, a video game loosely based on Beethoven’s opera Fidelio.