Jahan Raymond teaches piano and composition in the San Fernando Valley, West LA and online. He loves sharing his passion for music with the student and helping them find what makes music fun. He teaches the necessary tools so that the student can begin to comfortably explore and play any music. Jahan began his education as a classical pianist at the age of 7. He began composing when he was 8 years old. By the time he was 12, he was playing Rachmaninoff concerti with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, and a year later composed an original piece, Fete Macabre, which was also performed by that orchestra. He has studied under a variety of different mentors and teachers whose disparate influences have greatly widened his perspective. These include David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson and Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music Professor John Perry. His other achievements include various awards in piano competitions organized by MTAC, a year as a fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Young Composers Program, and being commissioned to write and perform original music in Hong Kong in aid of charities like the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Women Helping Women. Jahan was accepted into UCLA’s music program with a full scholarship at the age of 16. He was twice the recipient of the Henry Mancini Young Composers Award. While at UCLA, he studied piano performance under Professor David Kaplan. He recently began producing music for a variety of hip-hop artists and singers, and is currently working on his first album.