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I am available for private online lessons via video conferencing.  I am equipped with professional video and sound for high quality transmissions.  My preferred platform is by Zoom meeting for best quality and recording possibility for you. 

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Online lessons that I offer:
General Frame Drum (Beginner to Advanced)

These lessons can be applied to a multitude of different kinds of frame drums (Turkish Bendir, Syrian Mızhar, Western Bodhran, etc..).  I focus on proper hand position and body posture to promote the best musical expression from the student.  Intricate hand techniques are explored (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Italian, South Indian, etc...) 

2 Hand "Suspended / Cradled" Technique

These lessons focus on playing the drum cradled between the two hands and floating.  This is the most traditional position for frame drums from various cultures.  Various drums, techniques, and rhythmical styles include Persian Daf, Turkish Bendir / Daire, Azerbaijani Gaval / Dayrehe, North African Tar & Moroccan Bendir, + JCagwin hybrid techniques.