Register now for fall 2018 classes!

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Learn the oud, or Arabic lute, in group or one-on-one sessions. Currently available! To sign up, write to:

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Arabic Percussion

Learn the riqq (Arabic tambourine), tabla ('darbuka' or goblet drum) and frame drum in group or one-on-one sessions. Currently available! To sign up, write to:

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Learn to sing classical and popular Arabic songs from Al-Andalus, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt in a fun group setting with opportunities to perform at the conclusion of the semester. 


Performance class geared toward intermediate to advanced musicians and music students.  Coursework includes exercises in Arabic scales, improvisation and rhythms and analysis and performance of classical Arabic music pieces. Prerequisite for those interested in joining the NY Arabic Orchestra. Registration open for fall 2018!



'Hey Youth!'

Project 'Hey Youth!' introduces public-school children and teens to Arabic music and instruments in a fun, interactive setting involving singing, movement and play. Our goal is to inspire curiosity, creativity, meditation and expression!

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Kids and Family

An opportunity for children to be exposed to classical Arabic music and language through singing Arabic songs and performing in concerts with the NYAO!

NYAO Residency

The NYAO Residency program is a 2-4 day visit to institutes of higher education offering lectures, workshops and concert open to the public.

Highlights of workshops in NYC, Boston, Minneapolis, LA and Taipei and our visits to public schools throughout the five boroughs!