My name is Erfan.

I am a recent graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

My areas of expertise include Classical and Jazz piano performance.


I was born on February 23, 2000, in Isfahan. When I was 7 years old, I started to play piano. My mom got really excited when she heard me play and found a private piano teacher who knew braille music. I attended Shahid Mohebi School for the Blind in Tehran. I then went to Hedayat School in Tehran and then attended Fayazbakhsh school for middle school. I started going to the Music Conservatory in Tehran and studied in the first year of high school.

I graduated from Ballard High School in June 2018. In September 2018 I went to Cornish College of the Arts. I studied with Dr. Peter Mack, Jovino Santos Netto, Tom Varner, Ha-yang Kim, Jesse Myers, Kaley Eaton, and Marina Albero. I’ve also been studying with Dr. Rachel Matthews since 2016. I graduated from Cornish in May of 2022 and received my Bachelor of Music.

On August 29, 2015, My family and I moved to Seattle. We moved because in Tehran there are not enough mobility benefits or specialized music programs. However, in the US, there are plenty of benefits for blind people. I went to Seattle World School. afterward, I went to Ballard High School and participated in the Ballard High School Jazz Band.

My Performances

I’ve performed at many venues in Seattle. I performed at Demetrius Jazz Alley with Ballard High School Jazz Band, as well as the Swedish Club. I also performed at Ballard High School theater with the Ballard Jazz Band. I performed at the Royal Room as well as other places including Cornish Poncho Hall and Cornish Raisbeck Performance Hall. I performed at The Vera Project in Seattle Center Armory with Jack Straw Cultural Center. I performed at my own recital at the Royal Room in October 2022.

In the last few years, I have ranked number 1 in the National Federation of Music Club (NFMC), and Ranked number 2 in the Russian Chamber Music competition.



I worked at Washington Talking Book and Braille Library as a shipping coordinator. I worked at the Cornish College Library as a Library assistant from September 2021 to May 2022. I also worked remotely at Cornish College of the Arts as a provost Office Assistant in June 2020. In 2018 I worked at the University District food bank as a package handler and organized dried goods as well as Shelving. I worked at the University District food bank as a volunteer.