Workshops

Three exceptional workshops with Kiya Tabassian

Musicians: a unique opportunity to explore the art of improvisation and Persian music

Setar workshop

A workshop that revisits the musical techniques of the setar with exercises and with Kiya’s support to develop musicality, sound and expression.

  • Schedule

    July 13 to 17 (10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

  • Price

    $350

  • Level

    Intermediate / advanced

  • Information

    514 397-9226

Persian music workshop

For any instrument or voice capable of producing microtones, this workshop exposes the basic elements of Persian music by working on a few pieces from the repertoire.

  • Schedule

    July 13 to 17 (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

  • Price

    $180

  • Level

    All levels

  • Information

    514 397-9226

Modal improvisation workshop

This participatory workshop offers tools and ways to improvise in a modal universe, by exploring different modes. For all instruments and voices.

  • Schedule

    August 15 and 16 (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

  • Price

    $200

  • Level

    All levels

  • Information

    514 397-9226

4 Darbouka workshops with Joseph Khoury

Come learn or perfect your Arabic and Turkish playing techniques

Workshop 1

Basic striking techniques (Doum-Tac)

Workshop 2

Intermediate striking techniques (Tac étouffé – Sak – Pichenotte)

Workshop 3

Advanced striking techniques (Rolling, rak, Turkish technique “split finger”)

Workshop 4

Elements of Arab culture through rhythms and sequencing

  • Schedule

    Saturday July 18, Saturday August 1st, Saturday August 15 and Saturday August 29 from 10 am to 12pm

  • Price

    4 workshops / $120

  • Level

    All levels

  • Information

    514 397-9226

  • Instrument

    Darbuka rentals (limited)