The new session begins on January 7, 2019!

Arab rhythms

By Joseph Khoury

Group classes (beginners only)

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


  • Session of 7 classes : $105
  • Instrument rental: $35
  • Application fees : $20 (New students)

Information & Registration

  • (514) 397-9226 or email
  • At the Centre

Where to find the instrument

Possibility of rental at the Centre