Mohammad Akhavan was born in Tabriz in 1956. from an early age, he became interested in music. he choose Tombak at the age of 6 and start practicing without any teacher. he learnt the elementary playing techniques from books and tapes of the master players.
At the age of 18, he was invited by ostad Mahmod Karimi and Daryosh Safavat to join Tabriz radio and television ensemble. At the same time, he started teaching at the Tabriz center for preservation and propagation of music, Tabriz music college and Tabriz music workshop.
He has performed in many concerts in America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
He now lives in Tehran teaching Tombak and performing with master musicians.
As a Tombak player he is a perfectionist. He is always practicing his technique and exploring new styles.