During the cello lessons, we will examine and learn how to understand and play Turkish music, with its Maqams and rhythms. We will teach you special bowing and ornamentation techniques, fundamental in order to acquire the authentic sound of the different forms of Turkish music. Students will, in the process, acquire a unique repertoire.
Classes will begin by improving the students’ cello techniques. Gradually we will show students how to apply these techniques easily. We will also focus on improvisations (Taksim) with Turkish Maqams.
The course is open for beginners as well as experienced musicians.
You can sign up for individual 30 minute classes, per week, on Tuesdays, between 5:30 and 8 pm. Collective 1 hour long classes are also possible for advanced students.
Music theory is not required, but it is a clear advantage.