Photo: © Behrouz Jamali.(Copyright 2005).


Ava Salehi

Ava Salehi studied piano under Golnoush Khaleghi’s instruction for more than thirteen years and has been an assistant instructor for the Rouhollah Khaleghi Artistic Center (RKAC) for the past four years.  Ava graduated from Lake Braddock High School in 2005. During her senior year, she performed a Haydn concerto with the Lake Braddock Symphonic Orchestra. She has also played  violin and viola in the same orchestra.  Ava is currently a student at George Mason University, studying music education and working toward a certificate in piano pedagogy and performance.  She received two scholarships for the fall of her freshman year at GMU: one from the Lake Braddock Symphonic Orchestra and one from the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts.  Ava is a recipient of the Jean Carrington Cook Piano Scholarship, which is an ongoing scholarship of $1,000 a year granted to worthy piano majors at GMU. Her teacher at GMU is Joanne Harootounian.

Ava loves working on Persian music and is a strong believer in the motto of the RKAC: “Persian music should be preserved while enhanced with innovation and creativity.” She continues teaching private piano classes at her home and working with the RKAC as Ms. Khaleghi’s assistant.