B.Mus (UVic), M.Mus (UBC)
Armand Saberi is a Canadian pianist and piano teacher, whose two favourite aspects of music are
teaching and performing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of
Victoria and a Master’s degree in piano performance from the University of British Columbia. During
this time, Armand had the opportunity of studying with internationally acclaimed artists such as Dr.
Jamie Syer, Michelle Mares, Mark Anderson and Rena Sharon. Armand also regularly attended
summer festivals in Canada and abroad to further his education. This allowed him the fortune of having
masterclasses with master pianists Prof. Anton Kuerti (Order of Ontario), Prof. John Perry, and Andrej
As a teacher:
Armand finds teaching to be the most rewarding aspect of his career. The opportunity of sharing his
knowledge about the musical, technical, theoretical, and historical aspects of music is a joy. Armand
fosters an encouraging environment, so that his students feel empowered. He acknowledges their
strengths and suggests solutions. Every student has different musical goals and wishes. Whether they
wish to prepare for an exam, competition, or simply wish to learn their favourite pieces, Armand offers
the tools and his expertise to help them achieve their goals.
As a performer:
From a young age, Armand performed with chamber ensembles. At the age of 16, he performed L.V.
Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Victoria Conservatory of Music Symphony and Choir. He has
won awards at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and won the Johann Stauss Competition at
Uvic. This competition enabled him to participate in the prestigious Mozarteum University of Music’s
summer festival in Salzburg, Austria. As a pianist, Armand enjoys sharing beautiful music with his