lessons - spring 2018

 
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darbuka

TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM

Students will gain advanced knowledge in tabla (darbakkeh / darbuka) technique and rhythms. This class is ideal for those who wish to enter the field as an accompaniment to an ensemble or dancers, or eventually become a teacher.  Advanced students are invited to participate in concerts around the city to develop their skills.  $20 per class, RSVP only @ Private Location, Upper West Side

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oud

TUESDAYS 7:30-8:30PM

Students will learn basic technique, ornamentation, maqamaat or Arabic scales, and popular classical/folk Arabic songs and muwashahat upon the oud or Arabic lute.  $30 per class, RSVP only, class is max 5 participants @ Private Location, Upper West Side

 Chicks with Riqqs at the Women's March NYC 2018!  holdin it down!

Chicks with Riqqs at the Women's March NYC 2018!  holdin it down!

Chiqqs with riqqs

Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

[Intermediate] Women's class: Study technique of riqq (Arabic tambourine), including closed position (playing on the skin), open position (playing the zils) and cabaret position (shaking the whole drum). This class is ideal for those who wish to enter the professional field as a performer or teacher of riqq.  $20 per class, RSVP only @ Private Location, Upper West Side

 Women's Beirut frame drum group #manaraproject

Women's Beirut frame drum group #manaraproject

women's frame drum

Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

[Intermediate]  Study technique of frame drum (open position and lap position), explore odd meters and improvisation techniques.  The frame drum dates back to the beginning of shamanism dating back anywhere between 30,000 - 100,000 years.  We pay homage to the BC era when women were the primary drummers and frame drum was used in ancient ceremony. $20 per class, RSVP only @ Private Location, Upper West Side

 Women frame drummers performing at the Holiday 2017 NY Arabic Orchestra concert

Women frame drummers performing at the Holiday 2017 NY Arabic Orchestra concert

women's trance drum and dance

Participants will learn trance rhythms upon the frame drum, ecstatic sufi dance movements and chants, and engage in 'drum journeys.'  Vocalization / singing and movement is involved. This is a safe space where women may explore ancient trance meditation to manifest desires or facilitate healing.

 

spring 2018 schedule

  • MONDAYS 6:30-8:30PM - CHICKS WITH RIQQS / WOMEN'S FRAME DRUM 
  • THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30PM - DARBUKA / OUD
  • PRIVATE INSTRUCTION - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE (NYC)

 

payment and registration

PayPal.Me/aprilcentrone (paypal: april.centrone@gmail.com) OR Venmo: april-centrone  (preferred) 

 

*Note- class information in above video is outdated