Faisal Zedan Class Description

Faisal Zedan Class Materials

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I'm doing something different with Faisal Zedan's February classes:  please send your payment directly to him! 

These eight classes are open to anyone:  please join us for the time that works for you once you have registered for the Zoom link.  The classes are kept to 6 total per session.  This button is for the suggested monthly $80.00 USD:  If you would like to pay a different amount, please open your own PayPal or Venmo and send your amount to:  faisal.zedan@gmail.com  You can also contact him for private lessons!

Our classes include about a third drills, a third repertoire, and a third individual attention.  

Thank you for supporting Faisal Zedan:  He is a treasure.

About Faisal Zedan

A master percussionist in the Syrian classical tradition, Syrian-born Faisal Zedan plays riqq (tambourine), derbakki (goblet drum), and tar (frame drum) with equal mastery. Born in 1972 in Oum D'Baib, Syria, Faisal Zedan grew up impassioned with the derbakki.

At the age of 15 after intensive study with a local drummer, Faisal began studies of the wide repertoire of Arabic music. Upon arriving in California in 1992, he met UCLA's noted professor of ethnomusicology, Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, and was invited to join the acclaimed UCLA Near East Music Ensemble. Faisal co-founded the Near East music group, Kan Zaman, in 1993. Faisal is on the faculty of the the Middle East Music Camp, Labrynth in Crete, Tarab Retreat, and the Kosmos Camp in Northern California.