Keyan Emami (Piano, Theory, Solfège, Harmony)
Keyan Emami is a pianist, composer, and music educator. He has been teaching piano, solfège, theory, harmony, and composition to students of all ages and levels for more than 20 years. Keyan is an RCM Certified Teacher, an active member of both the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA). Keyan is the Co-Founder and Composer of ICOT, an associate composer of Canadian Music Centre, SOCAN Foundation, and the Canadian League of Composers.
He is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Toronto. Keyan studied Music Composition at the Art University of Tehran where he completed a master’s degree, winning the Best Master’s Thesis Award for Symphony in Three Movements. His major studies have been with Christos Hatzis, Alexander Rapoport, and Norbert Palej.
Keyan has several years of postsecondary teaching experience at the University of Toronto, Art University of Tehran, Azad University, and Tehran Conservatory of Music, where he offered different courses including piano, music theory, sight-singing, ear-training, history, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, composition, form, and analysis. As a teacher, Keyan uses various resources to provide students with the tools in a step by step approach to achieving their full musical potential.