We are Giraffes!

The Giraffes Art School is a music and visual arts centre for children ages 2–15.

Welcome !

We provide accessible, well-rounded arts education to children of all abilities. Through art, your children will develop powerful social and academic skills. Skills like problem-solving, self-expression, and self-discipline. Skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We teach art through inclusivity and collaboration. We learn through laughter and openness. We create through love and exploration. We communicate through art with compassion for ourselves and others.

We
Are
Giraffes !

Our Co-founders

Ali Ghazani

Ali has been a passionate musician and music teacher for over 15 years.

Shima Dehghan

Shima is a licensed Early Childhood Educator who has been teaching visual arts to children for over 17 years.

Shima Dehghan

She has experience working with special needs students, and is a practitioner of both the Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans for students of all abilities. She believes in understanding and catering to each child’s interests and abilities so that the class can grow and learn as a whole.

Ali Ghazani

He plays and has taught different instruments from around the world. He makes strong connections with his students, and has trained and mentored many teachers to do the same. His main goal has always been to bring music to the public. And he has done so through founding a music school in Tehran, organizing concerts, producing records, and being the co-host of a Vancouver-based music radio program.

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