Payam Khastkhodae writes, “My mother began teaching me piano from the age of 3 when she saw the great interest I showed. At the age of 9, I wrote my first song and dedicated it for the birth of my sister. Ever since then, I have been composing music and currently have two albums out. My latest album was dedicated to Children’s Hospital for cancer research in children. The only wish that I have with my music is to bring happiness to people and be able to touch their heart.