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8 Week Course

Mondays April 18 – June 6, 2016

All classes 7-9pm

Open to All Skill Levels // Space is limited


Overview: New York based Percussionist, Multi-instrumentalist, and composer Adam Maalouf is offering a course that will take students on a musical journey around the world. As a World-Percussionist and Cellist, Adam has synthesized global rhythmic and melodic styles and concepts into a program for participants of all skill levels.

Mission: The goal of this course is to educate participants about global musical styles and encourage participants to think creatively about the music that they love to play.

Guest Artists: Throughout the program, Adam will host a variety of guest artists to teach and perform for the participants. Past guest artists include Indian Tabla Maestro Ehren Hanson, and Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso Andreas Arnold. 

The 8 workshops will Include:

·      Learn to play rhythmic styles from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Spain and India

·      Develop the facility to create quality sounds, play intricate rhythms on the Frame Drum and a variety of world percussion instruments. Instruments will be provided!

·      Ideas for improvisation, composing and jamming

·      Guided collaboration: participants work together to compose pieces that incorporate musical concepts covered in the workshops, refining and applying creative thinking to new skills.

·      Recording Project: Participants will have a chance to record, overdub and produce high quality recordings of their original ideas and ensembles.

·      Live Performance: In the final class, there will be an opportunity to share the pieces you have created for an audience of fellow participants

A wide array of percussion instruments will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own!

Please feel free to contact Adam with any questions about the program offerings. Thank you!


Pre-Register: $240 if registered prior to April 19 (8 sessions)

Individual class (drop in): $35


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Teacher Bio:

As an active teacher in New York City and beyond, Adam has given workshops and master classes in Middle Eastern Percussion, Indian Percussion, and cross-cultural percussion at The Eastman School of Music, The University of Rochester, Asheville Percussion Festival, and The Mendocino Music and Dance Retreat. He currently holds a residency teaching Cello and African Drumming to 8-12 year olds in Crown Heights,


       As a collaborator, Adam has worked with countless ensembles and renowned musicians, including Ensemble Signal, the National Arabic Orchestra, Farah Siraj, Andreas Arnold, The Hampton Brothers, Common Pulse, Jamey Haddad, Raquy Danzinger, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, Flames and Frequencies, Patriot Brass, Tom Rossi, The Asheville Percussion Festival Ensemble, Pallavi, The Gil Evan's Centennial Project and with many other talented musicians and projects.

Check out Adam's website at