Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2022
Jamilya Arzanesh holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Master of Arts in Piano Performance and Music Education from the Turkmen National Conservatory in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan. She also has a Master of Science in Secondary Education and Teaching from the University of Rochester - Warner School of Education, with NY State Professional Teaching Certification in both Music and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
She is currently a full-time ESOL Teacher with the RCSD and has maintained a private piano studio for many years.
An active collaborative pianist for the past 20 years for school choirs and solofest, musicals, and churches, Arzanesh is currently the accompanist for the Hochstein Little Singers, as well as for Mountain Rise United Church Christ of Fairport.
More About Jamilya Arzanesh
Hometown: Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan
What inspires me: Seeing people enjoying singing or playing musical instruments, having fun, and creating music together.
Why the arts matter: “Art gives us a language for emotions we struggle to verbalize. Joy, grief, anxiety — all are brought to life with art.” – Molly Giordano, Executive Director, Delaware Art Museum
Favorite things to do in the Rochester area: Hiking, local restaurants, jazz festival, RPO, and classical concerts.
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: at the high school teaching ESOL, playing at church, or at home with my family and friends.
Favorite places to travel: France, Germany.