Garo Saraydarian teaches the musicianship labs at MIT. He received his M.M. with a concentration in jazz studies from Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory, certification from the Kodaly Music Institute at the New England Conservatory, and a B.A. in music from the University of California, Riverside. His interest in music began with dual study of the violin and trombone. Mr. Saraydarian has performed with the Fenway Jazz Art Orchestra, Dig Trio, Phil Wilson’s Rainbow Band, and the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra including performances at the Caramoor Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the 2017 Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans.
Recently he has moved into exploring the oud and Karnatak music. His on-going interests include researching historical, cognitive, and cross-cultural pedagogical methodologies in music education. Mr. Saraydarian is currently working on projects that use technology to enhance musical cognition.