Nina Tahbaz, from Iran, began taking piano private lessons at the age of 12. After five years of playing Persian repertoire, she started studying western classical music and has been learning and performing ever since. Nina would compose and accompany for her school choir and she was given several prizes from Student Choir and Music Festival Competition during her high school years in her hometown, Tehran.
In 2010, Nina moved to the U.S. and has been living in Mesa with her husband and her children since then. In 2014 she completed the Beginning and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificate as well as Associate in Arts Degree from Mesa Community College. Also, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in piano from Arizona State University in 2016. Over these years, she studied solo piano with professor Ruth Yandell, Walter Cosand, Dani Shraibma and had collaborative piano lessons with Dr. Daian Baker and professor Russel Ryan. Also, she finished piano pedagogy courses with Dr. Radmila Stojanovic. In addition, she was a winner in Mesa Community College Piano Competition and Maricopa Community Colleges District Piano Competition.
Nina’s Piano Teaching experience goes back to 25 years ago when she was in Tehran. As a high school student, she used to substitute her piano teacher’s studio and teach her younger students. After that excellent opportunity, she considered teaching more seriously and decided to run her own piano studio which lasted for years. Since 2011, Nina reestablished her home- studio and has been a member of Music Teacher National Association, Arizona State Music Teacher Association and East Valley Music Teacher Association.