Dear students, parents, friends and fellow enthusiasts:
Today we start contributing to our blog – to share with you our thoughts on education, relevant news, updates about our academy and interesting stories. This blog will also allow you to add your voice and ideas to our ongoing conversation about education.
We are living in a time when many organizations are lacking the personal touch and the individualistic approach. We aim to differ, as we deeply care about our approach to each one of our students, about their journey of discovery and many successes.
That’s why, I'd like to start this conversation with a personal introduction.
I am Anna Vanesyan, the co-founder and director of our Arts & Music School. Music has been a way of life for three generations of my family. My grandfather, Gevorg Budaghyan (Conductor, Professor of Musicology) was one of the founders of Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Principal Conductor from 1929 to 1932. My father Armen Budaghyan (Musicology Professor at Yerevan State Conservatory) has been teaching for almost 60 years! While my beloved mom, Ivetta Kosareva was a Piano Professor at the Romanos Melikyan State Musical college for 35 years.
I have been playing the piano since the age of 5. Since then, music has been my joy, my daily discovery and the way I think. I have studied at the Yerevan State Conservatory before continuing my studies at Ball State University (USA) where I completed my Ph.D. in Piano Performance and Teaching. I have been now teaching for 25 years.
That’s why the mission of Arts & MusiCom, as well as my own - is to bring together artistically, musically and intellectually curious and passionate individuals with the equally passionate and extremely talented teachers, whose dedication and artistry in working with our students enable them to perform at their highest level, while truly enjoying what they are doing.
Music intelligence is equal in importance to the logical - mathematical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily - kinesthetic intelligence, and interpersonal intelligence.
Howard Gardner, Harvard Psychologist