Reza Yazdanpanah: Improv Games with Kids

RezaYazdanpanah is an Iranian musician who is a teacher, improviser, performer, and composer. Since 2009, he has been a music faculty member at the University of Guilan, where he taught Persian classical repertoire, Radif, and Improvisation on tar and setar (Persian plucked chordophones). 
Me, Myself, and I; Reza et Moi, Tamashay-e- Saba, Eshq Amad, and Goshayesh are his recorded compositions and improvisations based on folkloric, traditional, and classical Persian music.
In 2016, focusing on children’s music education, Reza established his private music school (Yazdanpanah Music School) in Shiraz with his brothers. His recently published book is called Shur-e-Tar which is a comprehensive guide for both music educators and self-teaching students. 
Since 2019, Reza has been a grad student at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph. His research interest is creating improvisational games for children as social practices in order to equip them for their future lives.

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