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Shiva Music Academy
Ms. Shiva Samimi started playing piano at the age of eight. Upon completion of her musical training under the tutelage of well-known musicians, she began teaching piano lessons at age 19, while studying for a Masters degree in Architecture. After receiving her MA degree, she discovered her ultimate passion for music teaching and decided to enrich her musical knowledge by studying university level music materials. In 2003, she was among a selected few who ware successfully admitted to MA Music degree program of Tehran University of Arts. She moved to United States in 2004 and followed her musical career by teaching piano lessons at Recreation Plus, Persian Cultural Club (PCC), and East West Music and Dance institutes. In 2005, she founded Shiva Music Academy in San Jose, California and then moved to San Ramon in 2009. Since then, she has completed Kindermusik license program, and became a member of Music Teachers' Association of California(MTAC), and American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers to make sure the quality of her lessons meet the high standards, set by these organizations. She is also the music teacher at Live Oak Elementary school in San Ramon.