January 03, 2022

Q & A with musician, singer, and guitar teacher Peyman Yousefi!

My first guest in 2022 for my blog series THE MIRACLE OF MUSIC is a young musician, singer, and guitar teacher. Peyman Yousefi is twenty-two and the head of Sol la music group. 

One of the reasons why I named my blog series THE MIRACLE OF MUSIC is the fact that thanks to the internet and social media we are able to discover talents from around the globe. And that’s how I got to know Peyman and his passionate music students from Khuzestan province in Iran.

I’m very glad that this young and gifted musician made the time for a video call. We had the chance to talk about his love for music, how it all started and what he likes to achieve with his passion. 

Even if you don't understand the lyrics that Peyman and his students are singing in Farsi, the videos that I share here will inspire you. Why? Because they represent the Persian mentality and culture, that we miss so much in Europe. With the beautiful melody of the guitar, humans are gathering and showing us love, solidarity, togetherness, peace, and harmony. For us what matters the most in life is family and friends and these beautiful videos remind us about the miracle and power of music. 

So Peyman, first of all, thank you so much for being my first blog guest in 2022. Tell me at what age did you discover your love for music and when did you start playing an instrument?

Thank you for having me. I realized my interest in music in my early teens and I’ve started learning music with a guitar.

What other instruments do you play besides the guitar?

I also play the keyboard and violin. 

How many students do you teach and how old are they?

I have about sixty students starting from age eight to late thirties.

Do you teach more girls or boys?

I would say it is about fifty-fifty.

Music has the power to heal. Also, Music brings people from all generations, countries, cultures, and religions together. Do you have an explanation why?

Music can be very effective and thought-provoking in uniting nations and countries if we pay little attention to it.

The Healing Effect of Listening to Music is as we all know that music affects our mental state and mood. Some music is fleeting and if we listen to it and do not like it, we may get annoyed. On the other hand, music that we like and feel relaxed and energized by listening to it makes us feel good. Of course, everything depends on the beat of the music.

Researchers have used this material in their research and concluded that listening to good music improves people's health. Music stimulates brain waves. Beating fast creates awareness and alertness of the mind. Calm music calms the mind and relaxes it. It also affects the automatic functioning of the nervous system, calms breathing, and lowers the heart rate. 

Who is your musical idol and what kind of music do you listen to?

I believe that human beings should strive to be the best. And this happens if the pattern he has set for himself is temporary.

However, I have been following the example of Mr. Ardeshir Farah, one of the greatest of pop music in the field of the guitar. I listen to classical pop music a lot.

What do you like to achieve with your music? What is your goal?

In our country, music is not given much importance, and I work with all my daily efforts despite my financial problems because I also provide for my mother and my younger sister. We have lost my father a few years ago. So as you can imagine balancing between life responsibilities and obligations and my passion is tough.

Very sorry to hear this. I hope we can find a way to support you on your journey. You told me that you have many plans for this year. Tell me, do you write your own song lyrics?

Yes, I’m starting to write my own lyrics and produce my own songs. I will publish my work in the upcoming months on YouTube, Instagram, and my Telegram channel and I’m happy to welcome and meet new followers from around the world.

I’m very excited to hear your original songs and will definitely share them here on my blog. We are living in a difficult time and the world needs more inspiring and empowering artists like you, who continue their artistic journey despite challenges and obstacles. 

Please keep up the great work and best of luck with all your goals, dreams, and desires, and thank you for being an inspiration. 

If you like Peymans music, subscribe to his YouTube Chanel and follow him on his social media pages. And stay tuned for more inspiring song and video releases!


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