Mr. Pedram Pourghazi

Violin, Viola Teacher

Pedram Pourghazi

SAA Member


Encino, CA
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Pedram started playing the violin at age 7. He has earned both his Bachelor’s and Masters degree in
Music Performance. Playing for over 25 years, he has a lot of performing and teaching experience.
Currently, he is the second violin principal assistant in Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra and First Violin player in San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra.

During his thirteen years of teaching music, many of Pedram’s students have successfully passed auditions for music colleges and universities. Attending various conferences, seminars, and training, he has been incorporating different pedagogical methods
into his teaching. He is a registered Suzuki Violin and Viola teacher and has successfully completed:
 Suzuki Teacher Training program in Northern California Suzuki Institute (NCSI) and Los Angeles
Suzuki Institute (LASI)
 coursework associated with “Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conference” at Arizona State
University (ASU)
 Music Education Coursework at California State University of Northridge (CSUN) Teaching Credential program.
 Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation; an online course offered by the
Northwestern University