Music Appreciation Price : $240
( $20 per session )

Capacity : 15


Instructed By : Hooshyar Khayam

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation
By Hooshyar Khayam

Music Appreciation and Basic Theory 

Dear all music students,

My name is Hooshyar Khayam, and I am a professional pianist, composer, and conductor. For many years I have witnessed students of all ages, from elementary level to advanced stages, and from very young ages to older, taking courses on all kinds of instruments, from classical instruments such as piano, violin, or guitar, to Persian traditional music or Jazz music or even pop and rock and others. These students have spent years of hard work and discipline, and yet, still struggle on some of the basic principles of music, such as learning fast and efficiently, memorizing the music, singing and hearing easily, and so on. 

Many of these students struggle every day preparing themselves for their final performance on stage and still become nervous every time they perform in front of others. The secret lies in the fact that they have never learned the practical tools and techniques on music theory. The type of techniques that will help them and enable them to overcome these obstacles. 

During my many years of teaching, I have met hundreds of talented and gifted music students, who with only a bit of training and help, could in a much easier way become much greater musicians and performers. 

Our goal in Rhythmitica is to help you to understand the secrets behind every piece of music that you play, regardless of the instrument and musical genre that you have chosen. Whether you are learning to play the guitar, cello, a hang drum, or your dream to become a singer or a virtuoso Tar or Oud player, this course is for you!

Come and join us in this three-level course that will accompany you on a journey to enjoying music in the most natural and easy-going way.

Your musical coach,

Hooshyar Khayam

  • Duration: 75 minutes

  • Sessions: Ongoing weekly sessions

  • Tuition: $240 ($20 each session) for a package of 12 sessions

  • Capacity: 10 students

  • Language: English

  • Starting date: It is an ongoing class, so you can join whenever you want. The classes are on Saturdays,  at 12 pm EST  ( 12 pm Toronto time )

  • All sessions are live online classes and will be recorded for the students.

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Book for one session for $20

 

 

 

The Basic Principles

 Session 1 

 What is “Mode”?

 Structure of the intervals. Modes and scales from around the world.   Seven-scale modes.

 Session 2

 

 “Let’s practice hearing!” a practical guide to aural training and hearing skills.

 Session 3

“Phrases Everywhere!”
A look into the overall structure of music, the relation of the sections, and understanding the form in music.

 Session 4

 

 “Let’s improvise” Part I

 Session 5

 

 Practice Week:

 One session of working together in class, practicing all that learned.

 Session 6

 

 “Let’s improvise” Part II

 A practical guide to improvisation, how to develop motifs, sequencing, and modal improvisation

 Session 7

“How to learn it on the very first day?”

Learning and memory techniques for musicians

 Session 8

 

Practice Week

Working in a practical manner of learning and improvisation skills

 Session 9

 

Basic principles of Harmony I

 Session10

Basic Principles of Harmony II

 Session11

 

“Becoming a musician”
A summary of all that it takes to become a performing musician. Examining life and works of some of the most important musicians of our time, including Ravi Shankar, Hosein Alizadeh, Keyhan Kalhor

 Session12 

 Class performance of the students and student demonstrations

 


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