Composer and educator Niusha Shirvani is a proficient and skilled musician specializing in Persian traditional music. His journey through music education and mentorship has shaped him into the artist and teacher he is today.
Niusha's musical odyssey commenced with tar lessons under Amir Naderzadeh, providing him a foundational understanding of the instrument. His quest for mastery led him to further refine his tar skills under the guidance of prominent figures such as Hossein Alizadeh and Fariborz Azizi, who played pivotal roles in advancing his technical prowess.
Diving into the heart of Persian traditional music, Niusha's exploration of the Radif, the extensive repertoire of Persian traditional music, took shape under the mentorship of the distinguished Mohammad Reza Lotfi. This engagement enriched his musical vocabulary and nurtured a profound connection to the essence of this genre.
Niusha's journey led him to encounter Houshang Zarif before relocating to Canada. These precious lessons undoubtedly contributed to his diverse musical perspectives and teaching style. The influence of Houshang Ostovar, a Persian Composer/Instructor who introduced him to Western classical music fundamentals, broadened his musical horizons and set him on a path of cross-cultural enrichment.
Completing his formal education, Niusha's graduation from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's degree in music in 2017 marked a significant milestone. This achievement solidified his commitment to academic and artistic growth, positioning him as an adept composer and educator.
Niusha Shirvani's trajectory embodies dedication, perseverance, and a relentless pursuit of musical excellence. His background, which combines rigorous training in Persian traditional music with exposure to Western classical elements, equips him with a unique vantage point as both a composer and a teacher. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of music education and the interwoven threads of cultural heritage and global exploration.
Standard Package: $40/hr
- 12 x 1hr Weekly session.
- No Make-Up lesson policy. To be completed in 12 weeks. Reschedule ONLY in case of sickness or emergency.
- Get a refund for early cancellation. The regular rate of $60/hr will be applied for attended sessions.
Health and Safety:
Please avoid perfume or strong scents for your session.
Please reschedule if you are:
Contagious with any disease.
Exhibiting even mild symptoms such as fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, headache, etc.
Recovering but still need to wear a mask.
You will receive digital music materials for your session. These materials are copyrighted and should not be shared with others.