The Teachers Lounge
A violin teacher mastermind hosted by Dr. Pasha Sabouri, author of Upbeat.
A teaching workshop for professionals who are ready to take their teaching to the next level.
Better teaching is the result of expanded perspective.
I've always had the mindset that while the student one day becomes the teacher, the teacher never stops learning.
What is this experience?
We'll meet virtually every Saturday from 2pm - 3:30pm Central Time. The first 30 minutes will be spent observing one of the group members teach a student - live. For the remaining time, members of the group will be in discussion about different approaches to what they've observed.
For the 5th Saturday of the month, our sessions will focus on studio best-practices and business building.
Not only will you get teaching perspective from the members of the group, but you'll also get to meet guest artist, teachers, and other professionals.
How do I get in?
Membership is by application, the first step is to complete the online application on this page. Once your application is received, Dr. Sabouri will contact you to discuss your application and interest in the group.
Space is limited to 10 teachers!
To get the time and attention you deserve, the group size will remain small and intimate.
Every participant is personally vetted by Dr. Sabouri to ensure that each member brings a perspective that will benefit the group.
If you're ready to go deeper into your teaching, complete the application today!
Growth comes from being open in receptive. In this group you will receive feedback on your teaching.
Community of Peers
There's nothing better than being surrounded by like-minded people. Come experience a group of supportive colleagues who will challenge the way you think about teaching.
Studio Best Practices
Ever wonder about ways to take your studio to the next level? Keep your studio at the standard that you want without any compromise? Come see how it's possible.
Application does not guarantee membership. Once you have submitted this online application, Dr. Sabouri will contact you to further discuss membership.
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About Dr. Pasha Sabouri
I wrote a book about that! Upbeat is a practical guide for helping students and parents navigate the college process for majoring in music.
My parents were amazing and supportive of my dreams - but none of us knew anything about navigating the music school process. This is the book I wish we had when I was going through the college audition process.
PRAISE FOR UPBEAT:
“Head in the clouds? Feet on the ground? Why not contemplate both? This is exactly what Pasha Sabouri advocates compellingly in this highly readable book. From his vantage point as a successful educator, performer and entrepreneur, and his interactions with hundreds of aspiring artists, Dr. Sabouri encourages the thought process that will lead to both a fulfilling life in the arts and a successful career. Full of optimism and practical advice, this should be required reading for every young person choosing this path.”
- Paul Kantor, Rice University
“Violinist Pasha Sabouri is one of the most dedicated, thoughtful and caring teachers I have ever met. It has been a privilege to witness the transformations and the impact he has made for his students. To be near his passion and energy is an emotionally and intellectually moving experience, and I hope all the readers can feel Pasha’s positive presence that provokes, challenges, and changes the way we think about careers in music.”
- Jinjoo Cho, McGill University