Born in Mashad, Iran, Ms. Azadeh Raoufi started her piano lessons with Miss Haleh Khorsand and later with Professor Gagik Babaeian in Tehran. Azadeh moved to US to continue her education in Music. She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance along with a Bachelor of Art in Computer Science from University of Iowa where she studied piano with Dr Ksenia Nosikova, Dr. Alan Huckleberry and Dr. Rene Lecuona. Two years later she received her Masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the same university. She was the recipient of a three-year fellowship from Texas Tech University and a Teaching Assistant opportunity for Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano. She started the DMA in Texas but soon moved to University of Southern California to experience a whole different world of Early Music. She received a Graduate Certificate degree in Harpsichord Performance in Early Music. She has received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Early Music and Harpsichord Performance from University of Southern California Studying with Dr. Lucinda Carver and Dr. Adam Gilbert.