Born in London, Dr. Aitak Ajangzad grew up in Tehran and now resides in New York City. Aitak is an educator musician, visual artist, and researcher who has devoted her career to early childhood and multicultural education. Throughout the past decade, Aitak has been privileged to work with culturally diverse children and families, holding workshops, training teachers, and consulting art/music based educational organizations at the national and international level. Among the very distinguished organizations and projects Aitak has had the opportunity to collaborate with are, the National Association for Music Education, Educating the Creative Mind, NY Philharmonic’s Very Young People’s Concerts, Teachers College instrument program, Columbia University’s Head Start program, Rita Gold Center, Asia Society and Iranian Alliance Across Borders. Growing up speaking Farsi, Azeri, and English and later gaining greater cultural experiences upon moving to New York, Aitak is a firm believer in the importance of cultural and artistic education that nurtures children’s cross cultural understanding and language development.