Faculty Profiles

Tahmoures Tabatabaei

Piano (Virtual Only)

Tahmoures has taught at The Music Center since 2019 and was the school’s first entirely virtual instructor. He has also been performing as a soloist and within chamber ensembles for 12 years and teaching privately. Tahmoures takes a flexible approach, basing his instruction on each student’s individual needs. He shares his passion for music with all his students and encourages them to develop their unique musical voices. He has also given numerous national and international recitals and received first prize in The Ninth Youth Music Festival in Tehran, Iran. Tahmoures’ repertoire spans early baroque to contemporary, but he has a particular passion for German Romantic Repertoire, especially Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann. Tahmoures is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where he studies with Dr. Andrew Willis. The latter also guides his cognate of historical keyboard performance on appropriate period instruments. Tahmoures is a graduate assistant in UNC’s Department of Music, teaching all group piano levels. He has also collaborated with solo instrumentalists and participated with the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band. Tahmoures received his Master of Music Degree from Western Michigan University, where he studied with Lori Sims and received specialized lessons on classical era music with Phyllis Rappaport. He also served as a graduate teaching assistant for group piano and was highly sought after as a collaborator for both vocalists and instrumentalists. His studies also include earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance at The University of Tehran in Iran. Tahmoures has participated in music festivals and master classes with pianists such as Dr. Stijn De Cock, Gottlieb Wallisch, Doris Lindner (Kitzmantel), and Dr. Robert Satterlee.