Workshops and Private Instruction


Arabic Music Appreciation
8 meetings, March 1- April 19. Saturdays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
(No prior musical training required)
$200 for session including materials

Registration Form (PDF)
This workshop is the ideal introduction for anyone interested in becoming familiar with Arabic music. This historical and cultural overview includes structural and melodic characteristics of Arabic music, regional styles, major artists and composers, and much more. Examples will be played and discussed, and historic and social context provided to facilitate a deeper listening experience.

Arabic Music Theory, Ear Training, and Analysis 1
8 meetings, March 1- April 19, Saturdays, 1:00-3:00
(For musicians trained in any style)
$200 for session including materials

Registration Form (PDF)
This is a hands-on class that introduces musicians to the Arabic tonal system, maqam theory, and rhythms. The class also provides ear training in maqam recognition. An approach to analyzing Arabic music in terms of form, tonal content and progression is taught, allowing students the ability to grow through listening to Arabic music on their own.

Private Instruction

Private Lessons in oud performance, voice, Arabic music theory, analysis and ear-training are given in San Francisco on Friday and Sunday afternoons.
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