We offer small, group instruction in many Middle Eastern instruments. Music classes include information about basic music theory, simple and advanced techniques, Arabic and Turkish styling and Middle Eastern rhythms. We also provide singing and maqam classes in Middle Eastern style music.
2012 MUSIC TEACHERS TOPICS: WE WILL KEEP ADDING ALONG THE WAY...
Ossama farourk: I will be teaching the darbuka (known also as tabla or doumbek). topics to be covered: rhythm, technique and solo drumming for belly dancers.
Khaliji songs + maqam
Andalusian songs + maqam
Moroccan songs + maqam
Turkish rhythms explanations and time signature. Technique for playing Turkish DAVUL (hanging drum) will enable you to play in a relaxed.
Teaching tambourine, clarinete, and approaches to improvization on any instrument. also, will be working with Aszmara helping students learn music listening skills.
ENSEMBLE CLASS: students learn Turkish classical music, semai, and folk music. All instruments and levels are welcome.
CORAL CLASS: covers both Turkish classical and country style singing
SAMI ABU SHUMAYS: Arabic melody (maqam) class, open to dancers and musicians (no experience required). Class will learn the basic melodies of one or two maqamat, through simple call-and-response imitation. We will also look at songs to see how they use maqam. We'll discuss improvisation, as well as interpretation for dancers.
**NOTE: ALL TOPICS SUBJECT TO CHANGE...