Ostad Mohammad Esmaili was born 1934 in Tehran. He was lead into this field by his own enthusiasm and the encouragement and guidance of his uncles (Morteza Goreenzadeh and Musttappha Goreenzadeh, trumpet and clarinet players)
He went to the national High School Of Music in 1951 where he began learning how to play Tombak from Ostad Hossein Tehrani. he made significant progress that Ostad Hossein Tehrani introduced him to the general bureau of the fine arts of Iran in 1958. He started working in some of the music bands of the time and later joined the Tombak band of the general bureau of the fine fine arts of Iran which was formed by Ostad Ostad Hossein Tehrani. Esmaili began giving lessons in the national High School of Music in 1964 and became the head of the Tombak department. He Trained many students and taught them the exercises of Ostad Hossein Tehrani's cource book (exercises from Tombak Rudiment Amozeshe Tombak) He became the head of the Tombak department of the Ministry of Culture and Art in 1966.
Ostad Esmaili has composed many Tombak pieces adopted from the melodies of Iranian music and has performed these pieces on several occasions in Tehran's Roodaki Hall, always gaining a very warm reception.
Among his works is a piece called a Tribute to the maestro, played by the Tombak band with other instruments on a recital commemorating the work and the the spirit of Ostad Hossein Tehrani. The melody of the piece is composed by the distinguished Ostad Faramarz Pyvar.
To pay another tribute to the late Ostad Hossein Tehrani Mohammad Esmaili has played all the exercises and group performances contained in Tombak Rudiment Amozeshe Tombak.