Previously we have held music workshops with renowned musician Bassam Saba. Arabic music workshops introduce students to the music of the Arab world. They are open to all levels of professional performers and college students. The intensive workshops feature a rigorous program of improvisation, rhythm, ornamentation, and ensemble. All instruments are welcome. If you are interested in participating in a workshop, contact Alma Richeh at 617-893-1176 or

Bassam Saba of Lebanon is a world-renowned virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist, and leading figure of Arabic music. Saba studied nay, ‘ud and violin at the Lebanon National Conservatory. He received his BA in Western Classical Music and Flute Performance at the Conservatoire Municipal des Gobelins in Paris, and Masters in Western Flute Performance and Music Education from the Gnessin Musical Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. Saba has toured extensively with diva of the Arab World, Fairouz, as well as Marcel Khalife, Simon Shaheen and Ziad Rahbani.

He has collaborated with classical and pop stars such as Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Alicia Keys and Santana, and jazz icons such as Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones. Saba, one of the most sought-after teachers of Arabic music, co-founded and directs the New York Arabic Orchestra. Saba has been invited to perform as a soloist for the Hanover Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Beirut Philharmonic, Zurich Orchestra and East Oakland Bay Symphony, among others.

For questions about music and workshops or private lessons, please contact Bassam Saba: or call 631-662-5464. For questions about registration, contact Alma Richeh at 617-893-1176 or