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Flutist, Songwriter, and pianist, Helia Azar, was awarded outstanding talent prize in Fadjr International Festival three times in Tehran, Iran. She had the opportunity to work with so many great musicians in the United States, Canada, and Iran and also as a teacher at different universities and music institutes such as the University of Minnesota, Boise State University, and the University of Tehran. She has more than 15 years of experience in the music industry and recently got her certificate in Digital Music Production from Langara College. She studied as a doctorate candidate in flute performance and teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota in the United States. She got her Master's degree in Music from Boise State University in the United States and her Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of Tehran. She is the founder, piano and flute teacher at Azars Music School.
Cellist and pianist, Nila Azar is an active musician and performer in Vancouver, BC. She was awarded a scholarship to pursue her Bachelor's degree at UBC School of Music. She studied at Tehran Music Conservatory and had been playing Cello for more than ten years. She performed with different orchestras and music ensembles in Iran and Canada. She had the opportunity to receive scholarships from the UBC music summer camp and North Shore music academy for two consecutive years. Nila worked with many great musicians such as Professor Eric Wilson, Liane Langton, Dine Sanford, and Jonathan Der in Vancouver. As an active music instructor, she taught Cello, piano, music theory, and kids group classes for more than six years. She is a performer at the UBC Symphony Orchestra and working as a volunteer performer at various fundraising events.
Helia is a classical Singer, Violinist and Violist. She started learning music from an early age. She graduated from Tehran Conservatory of Music in Iran as a Violin and Viola major. After moving to Canada she studied classical singing and graduated as a voice major from Capilano university. She has taught Music Theory, Sight-Singing and Ear Training, Kids Music and also Violin and Viola classes to kids and adults. From an early age, she had many performances with the Iranian kids' Orchestra at Vahdat hall, Rudaki hall and Azadi Hall in Tehran and Hafiz Hall in Shiraz. She also had performances with The Tehran music school String ensemble, The Tehran music school Chamber Orchestra as a violinist and viola player and The music school of Tehran choir as a Mezzo-Soprano. She also had many performances with the Capilano singers choir at “BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing”.
Tristan Shears is a guitarist, composer, audio engineer and music educator based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Tristan started taking guitar lessons at the age of 10, which kickstarted a lifelong love for music. Tristan holds a diploma in Contemporary Composition and Music Technology, and a diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production. After having the opportunity to study with acclaimed Canadian Jazz guitarist Mike Rud, Tristan decided to pursue a bachelor's degree in jazz education at Capilano University, where he is currently studying.
Santoor instructor and painter, Farzaneh Daneshmand, has been teaching Santoor for more than 15 years at different music institutes in Shiraz, Iran where she has mostly focused on developing and tailoring educational methods targeted towards children and adolescents. She started taking Santoor lessons under supervision of one of the most renowned Santoor instructors in Iran. Later on, She has the opportunity to be selected as the teaching assistant by Masood Shenassa who is the founder of the modern Santoor teaching method. Simultaneously, she built upon her skills by studying rhythm, harmony, and music theory. Iranian Traditional Radio became her passion from the very first years, on which she spent most of her learning time.She received her Master's degree in Painting from Azad University of Art and Architecture.
Max H. is a drummer, pianist, composer and music educator conversant in Jazz, Latin, Classical, and Pop/Contemporary styles. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University, is an active professional performer, and has shared the stage with some of the Canada's finest jazz musicians, such as John Gross, Joe Poole, Sharon Minemoto, Hugh Fraser, Brad Turner. Max has taught music for over a decade and aims to nourish and develop the students inner creativity, while providing a well rounded foundation in theory and technique.
Ahkan Nejati is a Music Composer, Classical Guitarist , Vocalist and first class music teacher of Iran Music House with over 24 years of experience.
He composed music for Feature films such as " The cancer period 2017 and Conditional Release 2018 directed by Hossein Shahabi " and live Theatre " such as Slaughter City " Directed by Leila Rostami.He had many performances as guitar player in Live Theatre " Theatre Shahr " , " Niavaran" ," Arasbaran" and Bahman " cultural centres the last 12 years , he has taught many students in the field of pop singing , who are now well-known singers in iran.he has got his master degree in theatre directing from Tehran University college of fine arts.his first Feature film Called " Tonight's Homework won the Golden Cyrus for the best documentary film at the 8th iranian film festival in Zurich and it was accepted and exhibited in the most prestigious international film festival in the world " IDFA" ," ZLIN" , " ISTANBUL " and etc.
Tar and Setar instructor and performer, Mehdi Nozaripoor, has the opportunity to study with great Iraniain Tar and Setar performers such as Mohammadreza Lotfi, Keyvan Saket, and Farrokh Mazhari. Mehdi received his Diploma in Music from Soureh University and his teaching certificate from Vaziri Music School under Keyvan Saket supervision. He has been teaching Tar and Setar for more than 7 years in different music institutes.
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