Alla Arutyunyan was born in Armenia and started playing the piano at the age of five. She received a theory and performance degree in Armenia and continued her studies in the United State, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music at California State University, Northridge. She is a member of the Music Teacher Association of the California as well. Her passion for music and children led her to start teaching in 1987. She incorporates new and innovative ideas and methods in her teaching to enhance her students music experience. Alla emphasizes the importance of ear training, sight reading, theory and technique. She values each student’s innate talents and differences and creates an atmosphere of growth, development and success.