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Mike Esfahani

Piano Instructor

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Mike Esfahani

Piano Instructor

Perhaps more remarkable than Mike’s gift for piano is his ability to share it with others.
— Carsen Gore, student

As a piano instructor for over 16 years, Mike Esfahani's experience ensures success for students of all ages, levels, and musical interests. He is capable of inspiring new students with a combination of classical, rock, and pop techniques, making piano fun and encouraging students to practice on their own. With transfer students, Mike assesses their strengths and limitations and addresses them directly so that the student feels re-motivated and inspired. In adult students, Mike develops specific lesson plans and practice regimens to fit their busy lifestyles and schedules. He is proud to have had several students audition for and receive acceptance to prestigious music schools.

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Mike began his music studies at an early age immersing himself in piano, theory, and composition. He has held positions as President and later Vice President of the Music Club at Irvine Valley College where he was one of only two students awarded the Tonya Reed Gardner Memorial Endowed Scholarship. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Mike holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Magna Cum Laude, as well as a Master of Arts in Music. At Fullerton, Mike was honored with several awards including second prize finisher in the 2007 Music Associates competition, the Musicology Award for Excellence in Research 2010, and has been inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Musical Honor Society—a distinction reserved by invitation only to graduates at the top of their class. Beyond teaching piano privately, Mike has also lectured courses in music history and theory at his alma mater.

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Mike began teaching at Rancho Canyon Music in June of 2003. He very quickly developed a reputation as one of Orange County's premier piano teachers and enjoys a schedule of committed and inspired students. While central to the Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon/Coto de Caza, and Ladera Ranch communities, Mike has pupils who travel from as far as Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Irvine, and Yorba Linda for his instruction. If you would like to join the many who have been inspired by Mike, please contact him through this site.