Darbouka : arab rhythms

Group and private classes by Joseph Khoury

The darbuka is one of the best-known percussions from Middle-East. The goblet-shaped instrument consists in a drum on which an animal skin (from a goat or a fish for instance) or a plastic membrane is fixed. Percussionist Joseph Khoury, an experienced musician trained at the Lebanese Conservatory and formed by great Turkish masters (Bünyamin Olguncan, Suat Borazan et Hamdi Akatay), will share a variety of technics specific to this versatile instrument.

Class Content and Objectives

  • Oral learning and development of musical ear
  • Basic and advanced rhythmic notions
  • Arab and Turkish playing techniques
  • Notions of improvisation
  • General understanding of Eastern musical culture

Group classes (at the Centre)

Schedule

  • Fall semester 2021: Monday / September 20 to November 22, 2021
  • Darbouka 1 (beginner/intermediate) : 7 :00 – 8:15 pm
  • Darbouka 2 (advanced): 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Fees

  • Fall semester 2021: 180 $ (10 classes)
  • Instrument rental: contact us for availability and fees

Private lesson (online)

  • 60 minute class
    5 lessons course : 225 $
    10 lessons course : 450 $