Learn about Arabic music! These 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

Our next class is for the Oud, an Arabic Guitar, and begins in January 2018!

Music Teachers

Ghassan Sawalhi

Our next class will be taught by Ghassan Sawalhi. Learn More Here!

Ghassan Sawalhi is a music producer, recording and mixing engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. He is an oud player, composer, and arranger of various musical styles. Skilled in Audio Engineering, Recording Studio, Audio Recording, live recording, and Studio Recording. Strong professional, with a Bachelor’s Degree (Cum-Laude), focused in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music.For questions about registration, contact Alma Richeh at 617-893-1176 or

Oud Classes

Bassam Saba

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