Contemporary Classical Persian
santur player and composer
"Faraz has been my teacher, friend and mentor for 3 years now. It’s not easy finding an artist who’s so great at both teaching & performing. Through him, I’ve been able to find the style of music that I enjoy playing. That’s what’s so great about Faraz. He won’t tell you which path to take, he will teach you find it first, and then helps you walk through it. His classes are truly full of enjoyment and knowledge. Whether it is the talks before the class or the times that you’re holding the Mezrabs." - Nima Sepehr
“Faraz is a talented and skillful Santour player from my generation who is not only a mentor but also a good friend. It’s always a journey for me during an hour in his class. He has such an amazing and deep understanding of music , which is the fact of spending many years working with great masters. He tries to convey his technical skills, not only by covering the Santour’s special tricks but also by teaching the theory of music and using other instruments like piano and tonbak. Faraz is so patient and kind. He advises you to find your own way of practicing and you have something to gain in every session of his classes.” - Mehrdad Bastani
"I have tried playing Santoor in the past with no success until I met Faraz. His passion, knowledge, love of Santoor, and his ability to teach has opened another dimension for me and forever, I'll be thankful" - Saeed
Faraz offers a different experience as a music teacher. He incorporates all aspects of music into the lessons. He trains the ear, the brain and the hands to understand Santur. More importantly, the lessons are not generic, they are well planned to accommodate your strengthens and weakness. By far, the best music teacher I have ever had. "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire" W.B Yeats
"Faraz Minooee is a great teacher and mentor who uses effective techniques. He focuses on the music, not the grade, and incites students to love the instruments they play. He cares and is enthusiastic about the advancement of his students and provides opportunities for them to participate in performances and be challanged.
Faraz loves his work, which he continually strives to advance, perfect, and keep fresh. He has a great appreciaction for the classiscal framework of Santur music as well as innovative approaches within this framework.
I feel provilaged to be his student for two years." R. Seddigh
از دوران نو جوانی علاقه زیاد به موسیقی ایرانی داشتم. بزرگترین آرزویم این بود که روزی که بتوانم به نواختن یکی از آلات موسیقی موفق شوم ابتدا در سن شانزده سالکی ویلون بعدا در یست سالگی سنتور و خلاصه در پنجاه سالگی گیتار اما متاسفانه بهر دلیلی موفق به فراگیری نشدم تا در سن هتاد و دو سالگی تصادفی با آقای فراز مینویی آشتنا شدم و در کلاس ایشان به آموختن سنتور پرداختم. نحوه آموختن و تذکر های آموزشی ایشان آنچنان در من اثر گذاشت که مرا هر لحظه بیشتر به زدن سنتور علاقمند ساخت. ساعاتی را که در کلاس او میگذرانم برایم آموزنده ولذت بخش است. آقای فراز یک هنرمند با ذوق علاقمند بموسیقی اصیل ایران و یک استاد دلسوز است با تشکر فراوان از استاد فراز مینویی
The impact of my music teacher is hard to measure in quantitative terms. you may be the first person in my life to introduce me to the beauty of music. you taught me how to not just listen to music but experience it and there is always room for improvement. you teach me self discipline if i am playing the note wrong then stop and fix it. your patience and your easy-going style during lessons has motivated me to keep learning that is what make you great.I feel lucky to have a regular coach who is not only gifted at voice instruction but serves as a mentor and friend who keeps me motivated and moving towards goals. I have truly enjoy each one of my lessons.Thank you so much for being such a great music teacher and sharing your talent with me. I hope you don't give up on me. I give you 5 out of 5.Farideh