Mrs. Anoush Tchakarian

Piano Teacher

Anoush Tchakarian

SAA Member

Contact

Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Artist Diploma in Piano Performance, Full Assistantship 2004-2006
Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University,                                                  
Pittsburgh, PA                        

Master in Piano Performance, Full Assistantship 2002-2004
Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University,                                                  
Pittsburgh, PA                                                                    

Bachelor in Piano Performance, *Full Scholarship 1997-2001
National Music Conservatory “P. Vladigerov,”                                                             
Sofia, Bulgaria                                                                     

High School Degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, Full Scholarship 1985-1997
Music School “Lubomir Pipkov,”                                                                                   
Sofia, Bulgaria                                                                     

Employment

Adjunct Piano Professor 2008-Present
Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University                                 
Pittsburgh, PA

  • Teaches Piano Fundamentals and Piano Performance from beginner through advanced piano repertoire to Piano Minor students.
  • Recruits prospective students.
  • Prepares and mentors students for graduate school auditions.

City Music Center                                                                                                        

Piano Faculty 2008-Present
Pittsburgh, PA

  • Teaches piano performance to kids ages 4 to 18.
  • Prepares students who successfully participate in national competitions with diverse and complex piano performance repertoire.
  • Recruits prospective students. 

Kathy’s Music                                                                                                              
Pittsburgh, PA

Music Artistry Piano Faculty 2013-Present

  • Piano instructor as part of the Music Artistry Program. Teaches piano performance to children K – 12.

Awards

Winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society Auditions 2018

Winner of Award of Excellence, Global Music Awards Competition                                    2013

Winner of the Western Pennsylvania Steinway Society Piano Competition                      2006

Soloist of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra as the                                                            2004
Winner of the Concert Competition 

Soloist of the National Music Conservatory Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria                               2001

Special Prize of His Excellency the German Ambassador for the best                                1997
interpretation of Schubert’s Variations in F major, D. 156, National Competition
of German and Austrian Music, Bourgas, Bulgaria                                                                                 

Laureate, Second Prize from the National Competition for German                                  1997
and Austrian Music, Bourgas, Bulgaria                  

Professional Affiliations

National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda                                                        Since 2006               
Women’s Advisory Board of Duquesne University                                                 2006 – Present

Participated in numerous fund raising and charitable events regarding providing scholarships for outstanding students of the Mary Pappert School of Music.

WPTA (World Piano Teachers Association) member and adjudicator 2012—Present

PPTA (Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association) member and adjudicator 2014—Present

Technological Competency
Learning/teaching tools: Blackboard, Google tools such as Forms and Sites, Facebook, YouTube, smart phone software and applications, and Skype.

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access, Publisher.
Adobe: Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, Dreamweaver.

Most Recent Recitals

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Oct. 30, 2011
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth l. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Oct. 28, 2012
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth l. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Oct. 27, 2013
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth l. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church “Music and Arts Series” , Upper St. Clair
    Feb. 23, 2014, Chamber Music for Piano, Flute, and Voice

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Feb. 22, 2015
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth l. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Feb. 14, 2016
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth l. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Jan. 22, 2017
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth L. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Series Upper St. Clair
    Oct. 22, 2017, Piano Four Hands Masterpieces
    James Burns and Anoush Tchakarian, piano

  • Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Oct. 29, 2017
    Faculty Recital, Prof. Kenneth L. Burky, piano
    Guest Artist, Piano Ensemble Works for Two Pianos

Student’s Achievements

  • City Music Center: Megumi Kawabe – Winner in age group 10-12 in
    Duquesne Young Artists National Competition 2017, Solo Artists Division.

    • Jessica Li—Winner in age group 12—14; Duquesne Young Artists National Competition, 2018, Solo Artists Division.