Nishan is a master piano teacher and performer with more than 35 years experience teaching all levels and ages. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with additional studies at L’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique d’Alfred Cortot as well as private instruction with Aldo Ciccolini of the Conservatoire de Paris. In addition to his private teaching studio, Nishan has been on the faculty of the University of South Florida, Westminster Choir College and the College of New Jersey among others. His unique teaching style, based on the principles of Abby Whiteside, provides an individualized approach that nurtures, guides and inspires each student. Having studied with the eminent pianist/composer Robert Helps and the revered pedagogue Sophia Rosoff (both students of Abby Whiteside), Nishan has a direct connection and understanding of her principals.  Nishan’s enthusiasm for music, the piano and for teaching plus his innate ability to pinpoint exactly what is needed for any given situation, has earned him the respect and gratitude of students around the world who consistently demonstrate rapid, pain-free and fluid progress in their playing that is both expressive and joyful.