Bağlama Lessons

Instrument Bağlama
Length 30 / 45 / 60 minutes
Age +8 years
Locations Online
Start Date Throughout The Year
Term 4 Lessons/1 Month or 12 Lessons/3 Month or 24 Lessons/6 Month
Admissions Open admission
Genre Traditional, Folk, Pop

Bağlama is a string musical instrument used in Turkish traditional music. It is an acoustic instrument with seven strings. The Bağlama is a very in-demand instrument.

Program Information

The Farabius Academy of Music offers one-on-one instruction and group sessions on multiple Turkish instruments. All students are taught basic instrumental technique, posture, technical exercises, and playing Turkish repertoire.

Each online bağlama lesson takes place between one teacher and one student for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes. For children's sessions, parents can attend their child's classes.


Our goal is the development of our students to their highest musical level through private lessons. Creating the correct foundation for technique and appropriate repertoire is of utmost importance. We employ elements from various teaching methods that are most effective for each student. Beginner students start with the fundamentals, like holding the instrument and mallet, finger placement, reading music, rhythm, and learning simple songs. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant Turkish repertoire. Our Bağlama class covers the following subjects:

  • Note reading and recognition
  • Iranian traditional ornaments
  • Counting, rhythm reading
  • Technique 
  • Rudiments of Theory
  • Memorization
  • Ear training

Levels / Ages offered:

The Farabius Academy of Music provides online private Bağlama study at all levels and ages. Students in private study can learn with no prior experience, all the way to extensive professional experience, and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

We offer different levels of teacher experience and qualification so that we can adequately provide for the wide range of learning styles, difficulty levels, and ages who seek Bağlama study with us.


Selecting repertoire is one of the most challenging and important tasks that we take on in the development of our students’ musical educations. Students at all levels will be given a selection of repertoire from multiple eras of music (Traditional and Folk) to study and perfect.


  • No skills required; you can be a beginner student
  • You will need a Bağlama and mallet
  • The most important part of music study takes place at home; the more you practice, the better you will be
  • Get excited about learning Bağlama, as an inspired learner learns faster and easier

Important Facts & FAQs

  • Highly recommended for students of 8 years or older
  • Offered but less recommended for students 7 years or younger
  • Extremely useful for children and adult learners
  • The most effective format for learning technique, folk repertoire.