Composer and teacher, Niusha Shirvani is a professional tar and setar player who specializes in Persian traditional music.

Niusha began taking tar lessons with Amir Naderzadeh. He advanced tar techniques with Hossein Alizadeh and Fariborz Azizi. He studied Radif, the Persian traditional music repertoire, with Mohammad Reza Lotfi. He also had the chance to take a few lessons with Houshang Zarif before moving to Canada. Houshang Ostovar taught him the fundamentals of western classical music and encouraged him to pursue further music education. Niusha graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA in music In 2017.