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Piano Instructors

Tavit Tashjian

Private Piano

The young Armenian pianist, Tavit Tashjian is already beginning to carve a name for himself as a very bright new star on the musical horizon. Tavit is already receiving numerous accolades and his performances have been noted to be “brilliant” and “energetic and virtuosic”.

He attended Indiana University South Bend being part of the world renowned Toradze piano studio, and continued studying at Arizona State University under Caio Pagano. Since that time, he has appeared in many solo recitals and as guest artist with orchestras throughout Europe and the United States. Recent engagements have seen him perform with Roanoke Symphony, Lima Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, and Mission Chamber orchestras.
Teaching Days:   Tuesday | Friday

 

Max Foster

Private Guitar | Private Piano | Private Ukulele

Max Foster is an accomplished instrumentalist, vocalist, beat-boxer, and arranger. He first began playing music when he joined his elementary school band to play trumpet. Since then, he has studied and performed a wide range of music, including classical music, rock and pop, jazz, musical theater, and choral music.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Northern Arizona University, where he directed the school’s coed a cappella group and sang with the renowned Shrine of the Ages Choir in New York City, Bulgaria, and Istanbul.

Teaching Days:   Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

 

Lizzie Shafer

Private Voice | Private Guitar | Private Piano | Private Ukulele | Group Voice

Elizabeth holds a BA in Music from University of Southern California, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and she received the Outstanding Bachelor of Arts award. Accepted into the vocal arts major, Elizabeth studied opera; performing in operas and even a microtonal choir. Her songs have been featured on a number of independent artists’ records as well as her own. She participated in choral ensembles, musical theatre, jazz and show choir groups around the valley, and was also a cellist before switching to guitar. She placed first chair in the Arizona regionals twice in a row and traveled across Europe with the Arizona Ambassadors of Music before she graduated high school.
Teaching Days:  Monday | Tuesday | Thursday

 

Jake Galambos

Private Guitar | Private Piano | Private Ukulele | Private Drums

Jake began playing upright bass at the age of 12 in a school orchestra. From the first note he ever played (a ‘D’ he recalls fondly) he has known music would be an enormous and rewarding part of his life.

Graduating from USC in 2011 with a degree in Pop Music Performance (Songwriting), Jake studied classical composition and bass before switching to guitar. He has written and recorded extensively in Los Angeles and Nashville, while maintaining a regular performance schedule.

Jake’s passion for music is infectious, and he strives to help his students find the joy and excitement in being a musician, whatever concept or technique they may be working on. He works to help students overcome any musical obstacle, and to see them succeed in an area that once seemed difficult.

Teaching Days: Monday | Thursday

Front Desk Hours

Mon-Thu: 2:30pm-8pm
Fri: 2:30pm-7pm
Sat: 9am-2pm
Sun: Closed

Voices Music & Acting Studio

Serving Scottsdale,
Paradise Valley, Cave Creek,
Fountain Hills, and Phoenix!

16674 N 91st St, Suite D-102
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(p) 480.905.4102 (f) 602.513.7454
E-mail: info@voicesstudio.com

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