Alwan for the Arts is excited to announce weekly group and private Arab Music Instruction this spring. Opportunities are available for beginners and seasoned musicians of all ages to learn fundamentals of Arab music and/or study specialized topics, such as focusing on many iterations of a single Maqam throughout a few decades, learning to sing and perform many maqams and popular songs along with classical Arabic poetry, studying vocal repertoire in an all-woman setting, and learning to play and jam on Arabic percussion instruments. Private lessons are also available on traditional as well as Western instruments and voice.
Group Classes include:
Maqam theory and practice (Maqam Rast in Early 20th c. Egypt)
Women's Choir (Arabic repertoire, no knowledge of Arabic necessary!)
Iraqi Maqam (repertoire and variation)
Private lessons also available on violin, 'oud, buzuq, qanun, santur, trumpet, percussion, voice (male and female).
All other instrumentalists encouraged to study repertoire and style of Arabic music as well, from beginners to seasoned musicians.
Lessons and classes range in cost from $20-75 and can be bought in pacakges for an additional discount. All information related to registration, pricing, class descriptions, and full faculty bios available here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.