Private Setar Lessons

by Kouhyar Babaeian

Private Setar Lessons

Learn how to play the setar through one of our comprehensive methods that takes you through a progressive approach addressing technique, musicality, and so much more.
All students are taught basic instrumental technique, posture, technical exercises, radif* and playing Iranian repertoires.

Each online lesson takes place between one teacher and one student for either 30 or 60 minutes. For children's sessions, parents can attend their child's classes.

Beginner students start with the fundamentals, including correct holding the instrument, finger placement, reading music, rhythm, and learning simple songs. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant Iranian repertoire. Our setar curriculum covers the following subjects:

Note reading and recognition
Iranian traditional ornaments
Counting, rhythm reading
Technique (scales, dorrab, tekiyeh, trill)
Rudiments of Theory
Ear training

  • No skills required; you can be a beginner student
  • You will need a setar
  • Highly recommended for students of 8 years or older

Private Setar Lessons