Middle Eastern Drumming

Middle Eastern Drumming

BRAND NEW 8 week Middle Eastern Percussion course with Ali Rahmani! You will learn and develop your skills in playing Middle Eastern Instruments such as the Darbuka, Tabla or Daf.

Supported by the regular weekly enthusiastic and uplifting energy of your fellow drumming circle friends, Ali will give you full and clear teaching instructions via a number of learning medium, breaking everything down before gradually building it up including the simplest to the more intricate of Middle Eastern rhythms. By the end of the course you will be able to read musical notation, understand the musical theory behind middle eastern percussion and correctly identify a number of middle eastern rhythms with the confidence and healthy techniques to be able to play them yourself!

Ali is an Iranian Percussionist who has played Middle Eastern percussion instruments such as Tombak, Darbuka and Daf since childhood and trained with top percussion masters in Iran.

Before recently moving to Scotland, Ali has performed in many different countries such as Iran, Italy and the UK. As well as performing his talents for appreciative audiences, he conducts various rhythm workshops for all levels of students, from beginners to professionals. He also has vase experience of accompanying various bellydancers in their performances.

This class is for absolute beginners through to experienced drummers who wish to enjoy practice and play as part of a sociable group. If you have your own drum, do bring it, preferably a darbuka but a djembe or similar is also very welcome. An instrument may be borrowed during the class by prior arrangement. Get in touch in advance should you need to borrow an instrument.

Please arrive around 10-15 minutes before your class is due to start.

Rehydrate with water/juice. Refreshments available at the studio.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure your optimum safety, learning and enjoyment. Booking is essential as classes are popular. Guarantee your space in all 8 CLASSES of this 8 class term for £64 by purchasing this item.

See you in our sacred space!


Each of our classes at Little Egypt are enriched by the gorgeous surroundings of our feminine bedouin tented studio with underfloor heated hypo-allergenic solid bamboo flooring, high performance underlay, 16ft x 8ft wall of mirrors, natural daylight in summer, sunrise & sunset daylight therapy lighting in winter, therapeutic salt lamps and organic aromatherapy diffusers, state of the art sound systems, superfast broadband, fair-trade worldly souk shop to browse including our own unique professional costuming range and speciality teas, luxury cushions to relax into, library of books to read, complimentary organic toiletries and traditional hot teas & cold drinks. It's a desert oasis retreat right in the heart of Edinburgh!

We look forward to co-creating with Ali in 2018, very blessed to have such a talent, here in Scotland, as teaching team member at Little Egypt Studio and we extend him a very warm welcome!

N.b Course fees are for 8 sessions at £8 per hour class including all practical tuition, musical theory tuition and learning materials.

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6:00 - 7:00PM


17th Oct - 5th Dec 2018


4 Spaces




MON 6:00 - 7:00PM

15th Oct to 3rd Dec

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