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Teaches Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

"I believe that music is an international language that is able to connect all of us together and purify our spirits. This education is so powerful that it can help us understand and accept each other without any difficulty, as it is a very pure spiritual value that always lives in us."

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello


National Conservatory of Music (Tehran), Fine Arts Academy of Tehran University, George Farah Academy of Eastern Music (Beirut), College of Arabic Music (Cairo)

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Middle-Eastern

Teaching Experience

Since 1990

About Shahla

Considered one of the preeminent qanun virtuosos of Persian and Middle-Eastern music, Shahla Nikfal has an extensive career performing and teaching both classical and traditional Persian music over the span of more than thirty years. She has performed and taught at the Tehran Conservatory of Music and the Art University Collective. Her distinguished career includes numerous performances in Iran, Egypt, Abu Dabi, the U.A.E. and the United States. Her album, titled "Dastgah Nava", created in collaboration with her husband, Bahram Sadeghian, has won critical acclaim described as "the most authentic and technically proficient interpreters of Persian art music in decades."

Since 1990 up to the present, she has performed in many educational and cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum, American Museum of Natural Hisotry, Princeton University, Rutgers Univesity, Carnegie Hall Silk Road Festival, World Music Institute, Lowell Folk Festival (Lowell, MA), Town Hall (NYC), Women in the World Music Festival, Columia University, Harvard University, and the United Nations.

Shahla is currently based out of the NYC Metro Area, where she continues to teach piano, violin, and qanun.

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