Badie Khaleghian received his Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Bahai Institute of Higher Education in Tehran, Iran. He is currently studying Music Composition at the University of Georgia.
Badie started teaching music when he was only 15 years old. In fact, he had 12 students at that age. Currently teaching piano and violin at Metro Music Makers, Badie also plays the setar, performing regularly on different local stages in Athens and Atlanta.
As a composer, performer and instructor, Badie has received numerous awards. He has been a part of several choirs at UGA, including his current role as a tenor 2 with the premier ensemble called the Hodgson Singers, and he has conducted several children’s choirs and youth orchestras.
“Enjoying music is my first goal for my students,” Badie says. “Making beautiful music and enjoying it is our first priority, and we learn all techniques to make that sound. I believe in all of my students. I teach them how to be patient to see the result of hard work.”
Badie loves all kind of music, but lately he’s been listening to traditional Argentinian music. He also loves outdoor activities, especially kayaking and hiking.