Kiana Shafiei - Teacher Profile

About Me

Kiana Shafiei is an accomplished pianist, scholar and music teacher based in Manchester. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who has had the privilege of watching her students’ achievements at various national and international events, competitions, conservatoire exams, ABRSM exams including Diplomas. Her teaching methods are designed according to the students' aims, levels and individual learning styles, with many of her students continuing their studies at conservatoires across the UK. 

 Kiana is currently working at Junior RNCM, Chetham's School of Music and Lancashire Music Service. Previously she worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Royal Northern College of Music where she worked closely with the Head of Graduate school in giving tuition to postgraduate students, ensuring a high quality teaching in the line with standards of the conservatoire. 

Kiana’s artistic research draws directly on her experience as a pianist with a focus on performance and interpretation of folk-inspired compositions in Western art music. Her research covers the areas of contemporary and lesser-known repertoire, analysis of live and studio recorded performances, composer-performer collaboration, performance practice of nineteen and twentieth century music, Persian music and intertextuality theories.

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PhD in Performance- Royal Northern College of Music 2014-2018

Master of Performance- Royal College of Music 2014-2016

Associate Fellow- UK Higher Education Academy 2015

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