We had the good fortune of connecting with Yegi Danosian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yegi, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
As I touched on in my previous interview, my focus is to teach piano to people who like to play songs they truly enjoy learning and playing. Sometimes you really like to play a song but it’s really hard to learn, so you may get frustrated and give up. In my classes, I arrange any song (classical, pop, etc.) to my student’s particular level so the student can play it and enjoy it, in turn motivating them to continue! I like to call this tailor-made instruction – specializing in song arrangements for any level and any taste. Another important factor behind the success of a teacher in particular is the importance of having a great sense of humor and making classes fun and enjoyable for all ages. Oftentimes fine arts teachers are known to be strict and serious. It is important to be strict, but there must be a balance of fun in there, too. Attitude is everything and that is important for both the teacher and student.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to my favorite beach city: Laguna Beach. We would eat at one of the lively roof top spots like Sky Loft, have coffee and dessert at Moulin, and later to Splashes for a sunset drink. Along the way we would visit a few art galleries and stop by some of the iconic places like Las Brisas! The next day I would take them somewhere with live music and maybe dancing!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My first piano teacher, my supportive parents, sister, late husband and my daughter.
Instagram: Yegi’s piano classes