In my classes we will go through the following concepts

- The fundamentals of the instrument such as the correct position of the body, hands and holding   the drum
- Basic and advanced hand and finger techniques        
- Composing and distinguishing different rhythms and grooves                    
- Traditional Middle Eastern, Mediterranian, Balkan, African... Rhythms
                                          

                                                                                                                                                    
Tombak

Tombak, Tonbak or Zarb is the central drum in Persian classical music of Iran. Unlike other drums this goblet drum is played by using all the fingers. This thechnique makes the Tombak one of the most interesting drums in the world.










Bendir

Is an Anciant Frame drum which is made in different sizes. Bendir originally comes from North Africa, South West Asia and Middle East. This drum has been also played and used for thousands of years for many different Spiritual and Religious ceremonies such as Sufi dance 
(Sema).




Darbuka


Is a Middle Eastern Percussion instrument which can be made out of clay, metal or wood. This instrument can be coverd with different types of skin such as goat or fish skin or a synthetic fiber. This Anciant drum was originally played in Egypt and Turkey.



Udu


Is basically a water jug made out of clay with an additional hole in the middle. It was originally played in Africa and India for ceremonial uses. The instrument can be played by hand and fingers.