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Saturday, January 01, 2022Dr. Ali relocates to the Bay Area! It has been the easiest decision to choose San Jose as our family's next home. I am thrilled to be coaching and mentoring many young artists in San Jose and the Bay Area!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021Dr. Seba Ali joins the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Journal Dr. Seba Ali joins the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Journal as part of the interdisciplinary symposium
Center for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education
University of Applied Arts Vienna

Friday, October 11, 2019Seba Ali wins the prestigious IphiGenia Gender Design Award - category "Revolution" “As part of the IMAGINE workshop and concert series at the Lebanese
American University (LAU) in Beirut, the multi-disciplinary Reflections event addressing issues
such as gender equality and human rights, attracted considerable attention. In addition to
music, dance and theatre performances by forgotten artists, the first queer fashion show in
Lebanon was staged at the campus. Founded by Dr. Seba Ali, the IMAGINE series has kicked off
a courageous and open dialogue on art, design, and gender, thus providing a significant
contribution to the public and academic discourse, as well as to promoting acceptance of

Iphi 2019 Revolution / Prof. Dr. Seba Ali, Beirut

Seba Ali (Beirut) is an internationally renowned pianist, professor, mother, Egyptian national, Muslim and activist, who, together with colleagues and students, launched the cultural Imagine event at the Lebanese American University in Beirut in 2016. The workshops, performances, and concerts in this series encouraged visitors to implement their own ideas and, free from any constraints, be themselves and live according to their own ideas. Seba Ali and her team have received the iphi 2019 in the category Revolution for the first-ever queer fashion show staged in Lebanon.


Monday, September 03, 2018Seba Ali joins LAU as an assistant Professor of MusicI am very delighted to announce that I have been appointed as the tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music at the Department of Communication Arts - The School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU). I am looking forward to continuing my work among our stellar faculty and students.
Monday, September 05, 2016Seba Ali joins the Lebanese American University (LAU) as an Adjunct Professor of Music I am excited to return to the region. It is an honor to join the faculty at the Lebanese American University. I look forward to working with the students and faculty on many performing arts projects.
January 15, 2015New Music and Culture Symposium at University of Albany I will be representing Stony Brook University's Music Department at the New Music and Culture Symposium at the University of Albany between January 29-31, 2015.
The Symposium is organized by UAlbany faculty member Max Lifchitz, this SUNY-wide conference includes public concerts, lecture/recitals, panel discussions, and master classes highlighting the artistic accomplishments of composers affiliated with the SUNY system.

December 20, 2014Happy HolidaysHappy Holidays from the Stony Brook family
September 1, 2014Seba Ali joins the faculty at the Young Artist Program (YAP) at Stony Brook University I am very happy to be joining the faculty at The Young Artist Program (YAP) at Stony Brook University. It is with extreme pleasure and excitement to be working with many gifted young artists through this platform. YAP offers weekly chamber music coaching with Stony Brook teaching assistants and classes in theory, history, and composition. The students will have the chance to perform at the Stellar Center and participate in the annual Concerto Competition. Click here for more info ...
July 27, 2014Seba Ali joins the undergraduate faculty at Stony Brook University I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching music theory, solo, and collaborative piano at Stony Brook Undergraduate Department. I cannot wait to meet my students!

July 25, 2014Welcome to my website!I am thrilled to have my website published and to be able to connect with everyone. My sincere thanks and gratitude to Aestheticize Media for creating the site. Enjoy browsing!

Acclaimed for her masterful piano technique and wide-ranging musical imagination, Egyptian Pianist Seba Ali enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, educator, humanitarian, and entrepreneur. She has started playing the piano at the age of four and had her concert debut at the age of five. Having started performing as a soloist with the orchestras at an early age, she has performed with Lynn Philharmonia, Ars Flores Orchestra, Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, The Lebanese Philharmonic, Cairo Celebration, B.A. Chamber, and Cairo Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist, Dr. Ali frequently performs at renowned venues including New York Public Library, Kaufmann Center, The Staller Center For The Arts, and Historic Asolo Theatre, and her performances have been broadcast on WQXR, KUOR, and Classical Variations. In high demand as an educator, Dr. Ali serves as an assistant professor of music at the Lebanese American University, a piano faculty at YES Academy – American Voices, a music faculty at Imagine Summer Arts Camp, and a chamber music faculty at Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Workshop. She has served as the piano and chamber music faculty at the Stony Brook University undergraduate music department and pre-college division, Cairo Conservatory, and Long Island Conservatory, and has given
masterclasses and workshops across the Middle East and the United States. Having a strong passion for teaching, Dr. Ali maintains a piano studio for eighteen years. Her international student roster has won prestigious competitions and scholarships for postgraduate studies in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Dedicated to chamber music, Dr. Ali is a winner of the Ackerman Chamber Music Competition and has collaborated in performance with such leading chamber musicians as Monica Ellis, Karl Kramer, Christina McGann, Malinda Haslett, Jon Robertson, and Apple Hill String Quartet. Dr. Ali holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn Conservatory of Music. Her principal mentors include Christina Dahl, Roberta Rust, Amal El Shahed, Nibal Mounib, Colin Carr, Carol Wincenc, Elmar Oliveira, Andres Cardenes, Paquito D’Rivera, and the Emerson String Quartet. As a cultural entrepreneur, and driven by her passion for education and outreach to the community. Dr. Ali is the founder and the artistic director of the Imagine Initiative. She is the winner of the prestigious iphiGenia Gender Design Award, category “Revolution”, an award given for her leadership and commitment through her initiative’s production, raising awareness for gender equality, social justice, and human rights.

Like a braid [gadayel]: flexible, intimate, creative, and simple yet complex and strong, Gadayel’s core members are Egyptian artists pianist Seba Ali and hornist Amr Selim.

Classically trained musicians Seba and Amr were raised in musical families. Growing up, their musical experience was diverse; hearing Oud, Um Kalthum and folk Egyptian Poems in one room and Bach Cello Suites in the other.

They strive to bring folk music from all cultures, streamlining it to all people around the globe. Music that ranges from deep in the South of Egypt to Tibet. They believe it is rather special and effective to perform this music on usual Western instruments.

Vocalizing the Horn, utilizing the piano, Gadayel exceeds the expectations of their instruments to make adapting any folk music possible. They create this aura, sometimes by writing their own music.

In addition to evoking and extoling the standard literature, Gadayel feels very strongly about commissioning composers to write new works. Gadayel is always looking for collaborations with new artists and interdisciplinary projects.

Gadayel is a vigorous ensemble that wishes to revamp the horn and piano duo genre; which has long been missed from the chamber music scene.
With each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging through the overlapping mass of the others; their music will get you to see, feel and smell places you have not experienced.

Quintessentially, music has one heart. A heart that accepts all. Gadayel genuinely aims for that music. Gadayel is a love relationship between music and places. A life-long one; just like its members’ marriage.

Past Performances

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY
Bach, Bartok, Bolcom, Cage and Ginastera
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Studio of Pianist Seba Ali
Steinway & Son's Piano Gallery - Recital Hall
Melville, NY
Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Brahms, Joplin, Schubert, Schumann, Hisaishi, Yiruma, and more.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Great River, NY
Islip Arts Council
Enjoy your afternoon with folk music from all over the world!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
New Music and Culture New Music and Culture Symposium
Performing Arts Center - University at Albany, State University
Albany, NY 12222
Perry Goldstein: Late Night Thoughts from the V.A. (2008)
Peter Winkler: Returning to the Roots (1999-2000)

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY
Beethoven, Dukas, Goldstein & Winkler
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Collaboration with Oboist Laura Smith
Staller Center
Stony Brook, NY
Mozart and Strauss
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Holiday Concert - Studio of pianist Seba Ali
Fank & Camille's Pianos
Melville, NY‎
Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Khatchaturian, Prokofiev, Brahms and Christmas Favorites.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Gadayel and other artists
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook
By Stony Brook Composers: Perry Goldstein, Meg Schedel, Peter Winkler, Sheila Silver.. and others.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Solo Recital For Children
Stony Brook, NY
Pianist and narrator, Seba Ali
Poulenc and Prokofiev

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Collaboration with Trombonist Justin Waller
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY 11755
Bozza, David, Davidson, Genzmer & Pierre
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Collaboration with French Horn Player Karl Kramer - Lecture Reci
Stony Brook University Music Department
Stony Brook, NY 11755
Schenker & Röntgen
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Collaboration with Flutist Mira Magrill
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY 11755
Monday, November 3, 2014
Collaboration with Oboist Laura Smith - Lecture Recital
Stony Brook University Music Department
Stony Brook, NY 11755
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Collaboration with Long Island Voices
Saint James Roman Catholic Church
East Setauket, NY
(631) 941-4141
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Chamber Music Recital with Flutist Ray Furuta and Hornist Amr Se
Staller Center For The Arts
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Brahms & Schubert
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Studio of pianist Seba Ali
Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery, Recital Hall
Melville, NY
Chopin, Faure, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, and others
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Collaboration with clarinetist Patricia Billings
Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
Three on 3 presents: Stars of Tomorrow
Brahms and D'Rivera
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Solo Recital - Preludes
Staller Center for the Arts, Recital Hall
Stony Brook, NY
Rameau, Hummel, Corelli, Dussek, Chopin,
Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich, Ginastera,
Messiaen, Ravel, Couperin

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Studio of pianist Seba Ali
Frank & Camille's Pianos, Recital Hall
Melville, NY
Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and others
Amr SelimFrench hornhttp://www.amrselimhorn.com
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Seba is available for solo and collaboration concerts, master classes and private lessons.

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Good Morning, Market! - Miranda Jia - YouTube
Miranda Jia, Piano
Seba Ali, Piano

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Performance by: Pianists Seba Ali and Jacqueline Ching-Ling Leung
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Seba Ali performed the Goldberg Variations at her graduation Doctoral Recital. Recital Hall, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University.
Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf. Seba Ali - Pianist and Nar
Seba Ali, pianist and narrator, enthralls an audience of children and adults with Sergei Prokofiev's musical tale - PETER AND THE WOLF. Staller Center for th...
Francis Poulenc: The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant. Seba A
Seba Ali - Pianist and Narrator - enthants an audience of children and adults with the Story of Babar: the Little Elephant.
Ravel piano concerto in G / Allegramente
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1/3) Allegramente - Seba Ali, Piano, Jon Robertson, conductor with Lynn Philharmonia
Ravel piano concerto in G / Adagio
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (2/3) Adagio - Seba Ali, Piano, Jon Robertson, conductor with Lynn Philharmonia
Ravel piano concerto in G / Presto
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (3/3) Presto - Seba Ali, Piano, Jon Robertson, conductor with Lynn Philharmonia
The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali
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workshop & concert series

The Imagine Workshop and Concert Series (IWCS) is a series of events – from concerts, workshops, panel discussions, art exhibitions, outreach and education programs, bringing all arts disciplines together, to commissioning projects and supporting LAU students and alumni, and young students and artists. The purposes for which IWCS is created are to stimulate and support the appreciation, performance and composition of performing arts. IWCS aims for excellence in performance, education and outreach to further enrich the experience of the students of LAU’s Department of Communication Arts and University wide.

IWCS strives to contribute to the cultural richness of the community by promoting top quality performances to a diverse local audience; welcoming internationally acclaimed guest artists to collaborate with our faculty and students at LAU, students from middle and high schools in Lebanon, and a diverse community; commissioning and premiering new works by emerging and established composers, choreographers and storytellers; cultivating young artists and new audiences through traditional and innovative educational outreach initiatives; collaborating with other community organizations in multi-cultural and multi-media projects; creating and championing projects that promote peace, harmony and acceptance among our community and the whole world; implementing sensory-friendly programs for special kids with special talents; Celebrating youth, women, and the LGBTQ+ community; promoting LAU as a cultural center in Lebanon; creating curriculum-connected programs with visiting artists to cover the gaps and further enhance the performing arts program curricula; collaborating with other entities; LAU’s department and schools and outside organizations; and introducing the underprivileged and displaced communities to the power of arts.
Imagine Workshop and Concert Series
We are going through massive transitions
A message from Dr. Seba Ali
World Premiere - Variations on Ya Tira Tiri by Naji Hakim
Pianist Seba Ali: A warm welcome message and the World Premiere of Variations on Ya Tira Tiri يا طيره طيري by Dr. Naji Hakim Jeunesses Musicales du Liban The...
The Lebanese Premiere of The Rite of Spring
Imagine Workshop and Concert Series Festival Next - The Lebanese American University Choreography: Christel Farah and Sarah Fadel Piano Four-Hands: Seba Ali ...
Music and Conflict
Music and Conflict under Imagine Workshop and Concert Series
Ray Furuta, Flute
Seba Ali, Piano
Amr Selim, French Horn
Ghassan Sahab, Qanun
Roger Azar, poetry
Nour Hourani, Poetry
Soumar Al-Kamand, visuals
The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali
Now Accepting New Students in San Jose!


Saturday, January 01, 2022

Dr. Ali relocates to the Bay Area! It has been the easiest decision to choose San Jose as our family's next home. I am thrilled to be coaching and mentoring many young artists in San Jose and the Bay Area!

The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali
Now Accepting New Students in San Jose!

Teaching Philosophy

I started playing piano at the age of four, and I remember experiencing a very unique and special excitement when my mom taught me how to play a melody on the piano. Shortly after, I joined the Cairo Conservatory and learned how teachers could become mentors to their students and nurture their talents. My teachers have been a great influence in my life, and I want to give the same to the next generation of pianists. I started teaching piano when I was fourteen, and since then, my journey has been filled with precious students.

My teaching philosophy comes from the people who taught and inspired me and from my own personal experiences. Through many years of studying, I have been lucky to have wonderful and committed mentors, and I am honored to continue their path. My teaching is not limited to age or ability. The same commitment and energy is spent on a Prokofiev piano concerto with an advanced student and on Mary Had a Little Lamb with a beginner; I was a beginner one day, and the connection I had with the piano was and still is priceless!

Although students differ in proficiency and development, I maintain high expectations for my students. I expect attention and dedication in lessons, efficiency and quality practicing at home, and creativity and artistry in collaborating and performing. I support my students by nurturing their strengths and strengthening their weaknesses, and I adapt to each student without compromising excellence but seeking accuracy and artistry.

Along with building strong sight-reading, ear-training, and musical and technical skills, my teaching methods include knowledge of music theory and history, improvisation, and collaboration. I do my best to ensure every student has complete confidence in themselves and their musical abilities and knowledge. I want them to be proud of who they are and what they can accomplish, and I strive for them to aspire to be their best.

It is very beneficial to every musician to perform; it motivates them to polish their pieces, consistently learn new repertoire, and build self-confidence. Performing is a life experience for individuals to express themselves, and it can bring out the best in people. I have heard from my students many times that their performances are some of the most magical and unforgettable moments of their lives.

I am keen to provide ample opportunities to perform in public through regular studio recitals, studio classes, and participation in school, conservatory, and university recitals, and competitions, and auditions. I am always happy to meet new students and work towards a life-long love for music! If you have questions about my studio, contact me!

The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali
Now Accepting New Students in San Jose!
My daughter has been taking lessons with Dr. Ali for the past 10 years in New York and online. She has won several awards, got a full scholarship to her university, and still enjoying studying, composing, and performing under Dr. Ali's mentorship. Dr. Ali goes out of her way to make sure her students are having the greatest time while building all the needed skills to make them such unique performers. I have witnessed many success stories and I cannot express how grateful we are for Dr. Ali. San Jose is lucky to have her as an artist and educator in residence.Jackie Lee - Amy's mother
Dr. Ali is AMAZING! Both my kids were constantly getting high distinctions and the best feedback for their RCM and ABRSM assessments. She held tri-annual recitals for all of her students. She keeps her students fully engaged and excited to perform in recitals and competitions. It was tough for us to see her move away. My kids miss her very much, but we kept checking her impressive work in Lebanon, and we are happy that she is back in the States. The Bay Area and San Jose community are very lucky to have Dr. Ali!Nicole Hutchinson - Sarah and Adam's mother
Dr. Ali is the best educator I have ever worked with. Just wait until you meet her. She will change the way you view music and life for the better.Teagan Schneider, M.D.
We love Dr. Ali. My kids studied with her in NY. She transformed them from early beginners to advanced Pianists in 3 years. Something I have seen other kids achieve in 8+ years. They were always excited for their lessons. I don't remember skipping once except for the short Christmas break. Most importantly Dr. Ali instilled love, passion, and appreciation for music in my kids. They are now in college and still play everyday and take occasional virtual lessons with Dr. Ali. I wish she was still in NY. We miss her so much!Michelle M. Young, PhD (she/her)
Seba is one of the most passionate teachers I have had. From her it is not only the piano skills I learned, but also how to be a good person. She would go out of her way to help her students, like when she took out extra time for me if I ever needed any, even when herself is living on an extremely busy schedule. Seba is absolutely a supreme performer, but she is also undoubtedly a supreme teacher. With her everything is so easy; she is really good at exploring people’s potential. With her I always felt like that I could go further and further. She knows the materials, and she knows what fits the student the best.
Seba is also a great mentor. She is willing to go beyond her duties as teacher and be there for you when you have to face negativity in your life, no matter what kind, and make you feel better. I am lucky to have Seba as a teacher, because she truly has such a good heart and caring personality.ZHENLING ZHANGStony Brook University. Bachelor in Music - Piano Performance
Dr. Ali is a gem in the San José community. Her expertise as a performer and teacher are unparalleled. She has the ability to teach young children, which I feel is something she absolutely loves! But, she also has the incredible ability to teach and coach the highest level of performer.

If you're looking for a teacher to help you or your children accomplish their musical goals - look no further than Dr. Ali. She is without a doubt the best piano teacher in San José right now.

Dr. Ray Furuta
Professor of Music: Santa Clara University & San José State University.Dr. Ray Furuta
It was a tough decision on choosing a piano teacher for my 4 year old daughter (Elaine) to start. Friend of mine introduced Seba Ali to me. During past four months, I found Seba is not only professional in Music, she is also the protagonist for young child to study from. Elaine loves Seba's teaching style and within 4 months her progress on playing piano amazed people around us. Seba has great patience and understanding for my daughter and also well prepared for each class. As a piano teacher, she earned my respect with her teaching philosophy on reaching out maximum potential from her students. I would highly recommend Seba to anyone I know because she is the best!Elaine’s Mother
Dr. Ali goes above, and beyond any mentor, I have ever seen. She helped me tremendously, not only in piano. She guided me to be a better listener. She taught me how to express myself better. I could be anything I want at the moment I want. Her approach is gold. She empowers all of her students. I wish I had started working with her years ago. I come out of her lessons a better human. Thank you, Dr. Ali.Kevin Apolinario
I have had the privilege of working with Seba during my undergrad years at Stony Brook University. One of the most memorable moments I have had was when Seba and I performed a four-hand piece for the end of the year concert during Christmas season. I remember sharing voluminous laughters with her during the practices. She is not only a wonderful piano instructor, but also a kind-hearted, open-minded human being with an infectious bubbly personality. Seba's sincere love for music and her students is demonstrated through her teaching. She often uses descriptive imagery to portray a certain character of a piece so that the students are able to understand and expand their creativity and artistry along with technicality. Mrs. Ali is a brilliant piano teacher, mentor, and friend who is near and dear to my heart.JINJU HONGStony Brook University. Bachelor in Music - Piano Performance
My partner and I study with Dr. Ali. She is a passionate mentor with high level of knowledge and commitment. She has a unique way of teaching. She is amazing!Michael H. Otto
I am a Phd student in computer science department at Stony Brook. I fell in love with piano quite late, a year back when I came across the Japanese pianist Joe Hisaishi. I wanted to learn piano but I had never played the instrument before and had to start off as a beginner. I was looking for a piano instructor, and through the music school at Stony Brook came to know about Seba. I found Seba, had an amazing love for her craft and she thoroughly enjoyed teaching. Her great quality as an instructor is she is very patient and at the same time quite creative in helping her students out. In my case, there were a few things I found difficult to learn. She suggested interesting techniques to help me out, while at the same time instilling the value of practise and patience in learning piano. She is also very well organized, ensuring that each session serves a purpose for the student. Her sessions were usually accompanied with interesting readings. She was always available if I needed extra time for practise sessions. She organized regular recitals for her students, and the recitals were a fun experience. Overall, my experience was of great learning and fun.ZAFAR QAZIStony Brook Univeristy - PHD in Computer Science
Seba is a passionate and loving teacher. Over the past 2 1/2 years, my daughters, Rubaiya and Afia, made great advances in their music. My older daughter wanted to start piano the summer before middle school. Seba was patient with her and I saw that within 5 months, Rubaiya had made incredible progress. My younger daughter, Afia, started off with little musical knowledge. Now she amazes me each time her fingers strike the keys. Seba always goes through music from diverse cultures and lets her pupil choose what is best for them. With her personality and knowledge, Seba made music fascinating for my daughters. She always takes the extra time to help create a better understanding, even though she runs on a tight schedule. Seba is a wonderful person. I would recommend her to anyone with an interest in music.Rubaiya and Afia' Mother
My chamber group and I were desperately looking for the perfect coach to work with us and prepare us for a performance (Brahms Piano Quintet). Dr. Ali was highly recommended to us by our friend, who is a professor at Stanford. We were very hesitant to work with a coach as we had the most fun working together and not stressing about having a coach. We had one coaching with Dr. Ali, and she enchanted us. She brought all these images and us on the same page in the most magical way. We never knew we could sound so good and still have the best time and fun with a coach. We are so grateful for how patient, professional, and phenomenal she is. Though I moved away, I still carry her methods and images until this day every time I play my Piano.Preeti Singh, MD
Seba gives me the support and encouragement to better myself as a pianist and as a person.JEAN-PIERRE DOMINGUEZStony Brook University. Minor in Music - Piano Performance
Dr. Ali goes above and beyond to help her students. She nurtures her young and adult students to a level where they become independent artists themselves. I have been there to film her studio recitals three times a year and at some of her piano classes. I could not believe how every student improved in a very short period.Olivia Kelly
Seba Ali is an immensely talented pianist and musician who happens to possess a natural gift for teaching. She has managed to impart her enthusiasm for music to my daughter and son. I was always impressed by her knowledge of piano repertoires, her high standards of performance, her insightful observations on the music and her many practical suggestions for tackling those extremely annoying, technically challenging passages. Best of all, she maintains a very high expectation of excellence while balancing the relationship with the student in a very caring and concerned way. It is a privilege to have her as my kids' teacher.Amy and Alex' Mother
Seba is a great piano teacher for young kids. I can feel that she brings her heartful passion for the piano to my son during the instruction . She is not only teaching my son how to play piano in the right posture and fingering , she also constantly explains how the music piece was created so my son can have the closer feeling that the composer tried to express. She is using every minute efficiently during the class to make sure that my son can learn more and play more. What is nice about her not only stays in the class, she does a lot after the class. She responses our questions fast. She picks videos of some very best piano performance for the student to watch at home. With thoughtful and detailed plans, as well as neat preparation together with the students in advance, she holds the concert twice a year in the beautiful piano exhibition hall for all her students to celebrate the music achievement together. We all love her and her teaching very much !Zekey's Mother
Dr. Ali is not only a professional pianist, humanitarian, director, and educator. She is a genius when it comes to teaching young students. The way she taught my daughter is mind-blowing. It was a tough decision to start piano lessons for my daughter, Scarlett. She started with Dr. Ali when she was six years old. We could not believe Scarlett kept asking to take more and more lessons. She wanted to have Piano lessons every day. She started with 45 min a week, and a year later, she was taking 90 min twice a week. Scarlett has finished all RCM and got her Diploma with high distinction. She won the concerto competition in 2020 and won 1st place at NYIPC last year. She can get a significant scholarship because of Dr. Ali. We are forever grateful for Dr. Ali's dedication and reaching out to all her students' maximum potential.Megan Lieu
Seba helped me a tremendous amount through her lessons. She is pointed out many bad habits that I had and helped me work through them patiently. But I also learned through Seba how to better express myself through music and how to show people exactly what I want to show them. Seba is a wonderful teacher!KEVIN KRAJEWSKIStony Brook University. Minor in Music - Piano Performance

The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali
Now Accepting New Students in San Jose!

The Piano Studio of Dr. Ali
Now Accepting New Students in San Jose!
Good Morning, Market! - Miranda Jia - YouTube
Miranda Jia, Piano
Seba Ali, Piano