Sanaz Nakhjavani

Program Taught Piano, Kanun
Levels Taught Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Styles Classical, Folk
Teaching Since 1999
Online or Studio Online

Sanaz is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology and a graduate of Tehran Conservatory of music specializing in piano and kanun. She has a Bachelor of Music from Soureh Higher Education Institute in Tehran and a Bachelor of Spanish Language and Literature from Allameh Tabatabai University.
In 2008 she moved to Istanbul, Turkey in order to improve her kanun performance skills where benefited from the mentorship of master of kanun Ahmet Meter. She finished her Master in Turkish music from Istanbul Technical University, Conservatory of Turkish Music. Sanaz started a Ph.D. program in Ethnomusicology at the same University in 2010. She also achieved her Montessori training after immigrating to Canada and holds a Diploma of Montessori Elementary Teaching Certificate.
She has performed with different ensembles since 1998 in Tehran and continued
taking part in concerts while she was in Istanbul where she had the opportunity of performing with different ensembles such as Mixta; Spanish music with Turkish instruments and free improvisation ensemble and duet of soprano, electronics and kanun. She has also contributed to various albums, the most important of which are, Showaname (2012), From Rey to Roum (2013) and Rehavi (2014). She also performed with different groups after she moved to Canada in 2014 significant ones are Spiral Modes (founder), Andalib ensemble and Blue Dot Band. She currently continues her music career as a piano teacher at Marsman Music Center and Vancouver Royal school of Music. She is a highly organized, creative, multi-tasker, along with also being very caring, patient and nurturing.


Title Master of Music and Ph.D
Conservatory / University / College Istanbul Technical University, Conservatory of Turkish Music
Awards N/A
Languages Spoken English, Spanish, Farsi, Turkish

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