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Saloomeh Fassaie

Saloomeh Fassaie
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music


Theory & History, Early Childhood (Smart Start)

Saloomeh Fassaie is a distinguished Registered Early Childhood Educator renowned for her dynamic and innovative approach to fostering young children's musical and artistic talents. With a rich background in music education, Saloomeh specializes in nurturing children's potential through a variety of artistic mediums including movement, singing, playing instruments, and visual arts. Her educational journey began with learning piano in her childhood, followed by earning a diploma from the Tehran Music Conservatory. She further honed her skills in solfège and harmony under the guidance of Tengiz Shavlokhashvili.
An adept Orff Specialist, Saloomeh has pursued extensive professional development to deepen her expertise, participating in programs like Smart Start™, Music in Early Childhood, and Kodály Pedagogy. Her teaching philosophy centers on designing developmentally appropriate and engaging activities that meet various learning needs, utilizing motivational, humorous, and interactive techniques to cultivate a lifelong love of music in her students.
Saloomeh's commitment to music education is recognized through her receipt of the Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming and Keith Bissell Scholarships, affirming her status as a leader in her field. Currently, she imparts her knowledge and passion as a Smart Start™ instructor, mentor, and theory faculty at The Royal Conservatory's Oscar Peterson School of Music. In addition to her teaching role at The Royal Conservatory, she is a dedicated choir conductor at Sistema Toronto and serves on the board of directors for the Carl Orff Canada (Ontario Chapter), contributing to the broader musical community.
Her passion for music and dedication to teaching are evident in every aspect of her career, making her a beloved and respected figure among students, colleagues, and the music education community at large.
Saloomeh can be reached at [email protected]