About Us

Ava Music & Art Centre Ltd. was established in 1995 by Mr. Fred Safaei. Mr. Safaei immigrated to Canada in aim of pursuing his dream to provide a professional, life-long education to musicians of all ages and levels. What began as a one-room studio operated by Mr. Safaei in the heart of North Vancouver quickly transformed into a business that consistently receives international acclaim for its high standards of music education.

Ava Music & Art Centre Ltd. currently employs over fifteen dedicated instructors and staff members, and is run under the management of Heather Deris. Together, Mr. Safaei and Ms. Deris have created a facility in which students of all ages, levels and socioeconomic backgrounds are able to pursue their dreams in the arts industry.

Ava Music & Art Centre Ltd.'s mandate is to provide our students with an outstanding, well-rounded arts education and incomparable customer service.
Experience & Involvement
Ava Music understands families because we are a family business. We have been in business for over thirty five years and our operations are overseen by two professional musicians.

We have performed for CityFest, Folk Fest, the DNV Youth Awards, and more. We also actively support and fundraise for charities such as the BC Cancer Society and Children's Variety.

If you are interested in having us perform at a fundraiser or local event, don't hesitate to send us an e-mail!
Location & Parking
Ava Music is located in the heart of Marine Drive, just blocks away from two plazas and Capilano Mall.

There is a bus stop right in front of our office,  and we have a drop-off zone, four personal parking stalls and multiple streets parking behind our store to ease your commute. We also offer lessons online to those who do not wish to travel.
Facility & Convenience
Our facility is comprised of seven studios, a personal store, two bathrooms, a staff room and two desks.

Ava Music is also complete with a family lounge and observation window, giving you the perfect space to drink a cup of coffee and enjoy the sun while waiting on a family member to finish up their lesson.
Success Stories
At Ava Music, we make dreams come true.

We have produced numerous teachers, some of whom have gone on to build their own schools. In addition, many of our students have released their own records on platforms such as Spotify and iTunes, while others have even gone on to be featured in magazines and signed deals with major Film & TV networks.
At Ava Music, we offer affordable classes all day long to students of all ages and levels. Whether you're a ninety-year-old beginner or a seasoned professional who just turned five, we will ensure that you get the most out of your time with us.

We also offer programs or additional resources for students with certain disabilities.
Exceptional Coaches
All of our professional instructors hold at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. 
Our coaches have also successfully completed a full interview, mock lesson, and criminal background check.

For families looking for more affordable classes, we also offer lessons with our junior instructors, who are overseen by our senior coaches as they work towards becoming certified teachers.