Oud 1

$202 ($192 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Learn to play this classic instrument, a Middle Eastern fretless lute, using ear, notation and tablature. Play rich melodies from different periods throughout the Middle East, Africa, Persia and the Balkans. Learn improvisation (taqasim) and the maqam system, which permits you to play different scales and express yourself with great variety and flair.


No experience necessary.

Special Info

Ouds are available for purchase in the Old Town School Music Store. A very limited supply of ouds are also available for rental in the Store. Please call 773.751.3398 or stop in to reserve one.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000