List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2009-04-26

    Persian Music Workshops and Private Lessons with Ashkan Ghafouri -Tarschool

    Bay Area - Peninsula Sunday - April 26, 2009     09:00 AM

    Weekly classes, private lessons and workshops In San Jose and other Bay Area Locations.

    The Tarschool is a cultural institution whose main mission is to promote and preserve Persian classical music through musical education and performance. This musical education includes the study of various Persian instruments, such as Tar, Setar, Ud, Tombak, Daf, Kamancheh and Santoor. It also includes vocal instruction, Persian music theory and history, as well as special classes for children.

    The Tarschool is also the source of certain academic projects such as the researching of and writing about subjects in the realm of Persian classical and folk music.

    Musical performances include concerts of the Neydavood Ensemble and the group performance of the Tarschool students.

    The Tarschool was founded by Ashkan Ghafouri in January 2001 as a school for “Tar” and “Setar” instruction. Aryan Rahmanian and other musicians joined the school soon after its establishment, at which point it evolved into a cultural center for studying, performing and appreciating Persian classical and folk music.

    Classes are offered in five different locations in Northern California by Tarschool instructors or over the Internet using state of the art Skype service.

    Tarschool in conjunction with the Internet Persian Classical Music radio, radiodarvish.com, created a non-profit organization called SCALE (School of Culture, Art,Literature and Entertainment) in order to promote Persian art and culture.


    Ashkan Ghafouri was born in 1967 in Tehran. He studied past and contemporary Tar technique/styles and Persian Radif (classical modal system) from Hooshang Zarif.

    He studied theory of music, harmony, and composition under the direction of Farhad Fakhreddini.

    Ashkan has been an active member of Hossein Dehlavi’ “Plucked Instrument Orchestra” as well as other ensembles including “Molana” directed by Jalil Andalibi.

    After migrating to the United States of America, Ashkan refined his technique on Tar with the help of Mohammad Reza Lotfi.

    Ashkan and Hooshang Zarif co-authored a textbook on teaching the Persian Radif. It is published by Mahour.

    http://www.tarschool.com


    SCALE is a non-profit organization located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to cultivate and promote world music & entertainment,
    http://www.scale-us.org
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