Our Teachers    

Piano

Alireza Fakharian

 

Alireza has graduated from Tehran Music Conservatory. Since 2000, he has been teaching piano. From 2003 until now, he has held many workshops for music theory and piano.

He established Navaye Ney Music Institute in 2006. In the institute he was both manager and teacher. While managing and teaching, he passed a Higher Education Course of Global Musical Instrument Instruction in 2007.

After moving to Canada he also established Re-Mi Academy of Music in Montreal. Since then he has been managing the academy, teaching piano, music theory and conducting Iranian choir group.

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Piano

Isaac

Originally from Peterborough Ontario, Isaac moved to Montréal in 2013 to study at McGill University's prestigious Schulich School of Music. Isaac holds a B.Mus in Jazz Piano from McGill, and received his Grade 10 Piano diploma with first class honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Isaac began his classical training at the age of 7, and later began to explore other genres of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop and Blues. Isaac has been teaching piano for the past decade and draws from his diverse musical background to deliver a personalized approach to his students. 

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Piano

Jennifer

Jennifer is a pianist who is a graduate of the University of Ottawa's Baccalaureate of Music program, with specialization in piano performance. She has been playing piano for 18 years, and have been awarded several awards over the course of their career. Such honors include the Kiwanis Senior Piano Concerto Trophy, the Kiwanis Junior Rose Bowl, the Lynda Rehder Medal for highest Grade 10 Piano mark in Canada, and the Conservatory Canada travelling scholarship award. She has also participated in music festivals such as the Brescia Talent Summer Music Course, Interharmony International Music Festival, and the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival. She has also worked with accomplished pianists such as Andre Laplante, Grigory Gruzman, David Jalbert, and Carl Petersson.

Guitar

Shady

Shady received his music bachelor degree in the year 2002 in Amman, Jordan. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in classical guitar performance at McGill Schulich School of music.

Having more than 17 years of teaching experience in several renowned Jordanian universities and music institutes, Shady has a passion for teaching all ages and music styles, from classical to rock and jazz. He also worked with both Trinity College and the associated board of the Royal schools of music in London. 

In 2007 Mr. Khashram established his own music school in Jordan which is still one of the most successful centers in the country. He continues to perform and teach in Montreal since 2014.

Guitar

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Guitar

Payam

Classical and flamenco guitarist and music teacher, Payam started his musical journey at the age of 12 with the flamenco style, after being inspired by the legendary Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia. At the age of 14, he also started playing classical guitar.
Payam achieved his Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Applied Science and Technology (Tehran Conservatory of Music) and his Master's degree in classical guitar performance from Tehran University of Art and Architecture. He has been teaching for more than 18 years in several music institutes in Tehran.
He has participated in masterclasses organized by some of the famous and legendary guitarists such as Maestro Leo Brouwer, Remi Boucher, Lorenzo Micheli, Marcin Dylla, and Goran Krivokapic. After his masterclasses, he constantly transmits his experiences to his students.
Payam is extremely passionate about pedagogy and uses different methods adapted to the needs of his students. He is always looking for new ways to teach different techniques associated with classical and flamenco styles.

Violin, Kamanche

Showan

Showan Tavakol obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Music from University of Tehran and a Master's degree of composition. He began to learn music in 1989 with violin and later Kamanché (Iranian instrument). After moving to Quebec, he completed the MA in Instrumental Composition at University of Montreal with Ana Sololovic and Hugue Leclair.

Showan is currently composer-in-residence for various orchestral ensembles in Montreal such as ensemble of contemporary music at University of Montreal. He also composes for documentary films, short films and feature films such as "Manuscripts Do Not Burn" directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. In 2016, he also wrote and played a piece for kamanché and orchestra performed by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montréal (as part of the Nem lecture).

Showan has participated in the creation of three musical albums as composer and player of violin and Kamancheh:such as “SURGE SARV” Iranian string quartet (published by thelemic art records) in Germany.

He has 14 years experienced in teaching violin with “Suzuki method” and Familiar with teaching different etudes of violin.

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Violin

Navid

Navid started playing classical violin at the age of 12. He attended famous violin professors’ classes like Arsalan Kamkar and Siavash Zahiredini since 1994 in Iran. He profited from the master classes of virtuoso violinists like Sylvia Furtel from the Austrian and Carolina Navotsinska from the Polish Academy of Music. Navid has also passed harmony and composition course with Farhad Fakhredini in Iran.

He has been teaching Violin since 2003. His first stage performance was in 1999 in Fadjr music festival. Navid played violin as Membership in various groups and orchestras, like Tehran Philharmonic orchestra, Melal orchestra, Iran national orchestra, Iran radio and television orchestra, Vaziri group, Symphonic orchestra of University of Art, Tehran Municipality orchestra, Tehran academic orchestra, etc … .

In 2006 he won the second best group award as a player with Symphonic orchestra of Art University in Fajr Festival, and won fourth place at the young music Festival in 2001.

Navid collaborated the implementation of studio and live recording with various singer and artists like as Salar Aghili, Iraj, Nima Masiha, Mani Rahnama, Hamid Kazai and etc… .

Music For Children

Aram

Aram has started learning Classic Music on early 10th. Meanwhile she has been playing piano, she is interested in Primary Music. Since 2015, right after passing the teaching course especially on music for children at Re-Mi Academy, She has started working with children as a music educator. She also applies innovative methods to enhance the kid’s ability to learn music efficiency. Her learners were motivated to do participate in seasonal concerts in front of the stranger audience to come up with their fear and shyness of performance. She is known by having a friendly and full of kindness behavior in class. She speaks English, French and Persian.

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Flute

Vanessa

Vanessa Ascher has been playing the flute since she was only 6 years old. She studied at Vanier College with Heather Howes, and at Concordia University with Liselyn Adams and Guy Pelletier. She performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de L'Ile in 2016 as a winner of the Concordia Concerto Competition, and has performed with many ensembles, including the Orchestra Philharmonique Équitable and the Grand Ensemble de Flutes de Montreal, as well as premiering several pieces at the 2019 Domaine Forget New Music program. She has also created, directed, performed in, and composed music for a multi-disciplinary performance entitled Via Liber Animum in 2017. She has 10 years of flute teaching experience with students of all ages and levels.

Tar, Setar, Tonbak

Sirus

Sirus started play music in 1998. His music education and performances are as follows: Iranian Frame Instrument (Traditional Education in Tar & Setar Performance) under the supervision of maestro Hedayati ,Babak Rahati , Mahmud Eskandari & Majid Deakhshani. Tonbak (1998-2001): Persian Goblet Drumming (Traditional Education in Tonbak Performance) under the supervision of maestro Darush Eshaghi. Daf (2011 - 2012): Kurdish Frame Drumming (Traditional Education in Daf Performance) under the supervision of maestro Darush Eshaghi. SUMMERY of RECENT CONCERTS Colours of the Night by Sina Bathaie (santur & oud), Chappelle saint Louis, Montréal Persian Music Concert for the Iranian azarbayjan Society in Montréal, July 8, 2016. Persian Music Concert improvisation (tar) Iran, may. 13th, 2016. Persian Music Concert improvisation (in the 1rd Surgeons World Congress, Mashhad Ferdowsi university, Mashhad, Iran, 2013. Persian Music Concert by Faryad e Kavir Ensemble, Iran, May, 2013. Persian Music Concert by faryad e kavir EnsembleIran, March, 2013. Etc …

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       5149961620 (Alireza Fakharian)

       

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