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Fariborz Lachini

I was introduced to the music of Fariborz Lachini some months ago and have been completely enchanted ever since.  His lyrical lines,beautiful and haunting melodies, and use of embellishments remind me so much of the music of Chopin.  His piano compositions are peaceful and soothing.

Fariborz Lachini originally wrote pop music that was popular in Persia, but after the revolution he moved to France to study music and computers.  As a result of his European studies his music became a beautiful blend of contemporary Persian and European styles.   Lachini has created music for films, having scored more than a hundred motion picture projects.   It was in the early 1990’s that Lachini released his first solo piano album, which was entitled “Golden Autumn 1.”  Since that time he has created additional solo piano albums including:
(1) Requiem/Requiem 2
(2) Piano Adagios
(3) Golden Autumn 2-4
(4) Christmas Piano
(5) Golden Memories 1
(6) Scent of Yesterday 1-5

When I was a young intermediate student I desperately wanted to play the music of Chopin, but at that time I didn’t have the skills to do so well.   How I would have loved to have known about and played Lachini’s piano works during the interim!   We are so fortunate today to have numerous contemporary composers writing beautiful, fun, exciting piano pieces to suit every student’s needs and likes.  Dennis Alexander,Catherine Rollin, and a host of other contemporary composers provide a wealth of material for beginning students all the way to advanced students. Lachini’s music is beautifully suited for an intermediate -early advanced pianist, and for teaching pre-Chopin-isitic styles and techniques.  If you are looking for beautiful music that is not too challenging to learn and play, for yourself or your students, try Lachini.   I believe that you will not be disappointed.

Here is a video of Lachini’s “Autumn, Autumn, Autumn”:

You can find listening examples, CDs, sheet music, and MP3 downloads of Fariborz Lachini’s music at www.lachini.com

As a final note to teachers — it is vitally important to continually research and find composers whose styles fit your students needs.   No two students are a like which means that not all of your students are going to love the same music as you, or even the same music as your other students.   The more composers you are aware of the more opportunity you have to find pieces which will motivate each student individually to learn the various styles and technical requirements needed for playing the piano well.   If your students love the pieces that they are learning then they will learn them faster, easier, and perform them with greater emotion.

I hope that you enjoyed the music samples of Fariborz Lachini above, and that his music will enrich your life and the lives of your students.

Provide students with a fun and exciting way to practice elementary theory terms.  This crossword puzzle includes 10 early elementary music terms and definitions — tie, whole note, repeat sign, quarter note, half note, bar line, slur, double bar line, measure and staff.