Daf Lessons

Instrument Daf
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

Persian Daf is a frame drum, found in many cultures and countries such as Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Greece etc. It is one of the principal percussion Persian instruments, which is played by the hands. The daf is suitable for both solo performances and accompaniments.

Learn how to play the daf through one of our comprehensive methods that takes you through a progressive approach, addressing technique, musicality, and so much more.


Program Information

The daf is a very in-demand instrument, and we will offer you many new and exciting musical opportunities. The Farabius Academy of Music provides one-on-one instruction and group sessions on multiple Iranian instruments. All students are taught from the basic instrumental technique, posture, and technical exercises.

Each online Daf 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. Our amazing daf faculty takes care of utilizing elements of different teaching methods that work best for each student. Beginner students start with the fundamentals, like holding the instrument, fingers placement, reading music and rhythm. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and difficult rhythms. Our daf curriculum covers the following subjects:

  • Note reading and recognition
  • Counting, rhythm reading
  • Technique
  • Rudiments of Theory
  • Memorization


Levels / Ages offered:

The Farabius Academy of Music provides online private daf 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 a wide range of learning styles, difficulty levels, and ages who seek daf study with us.



  • No skills required; you can be a beginner student
  • You will need a daf
  • The most important part of music study takes place at home; the more you practice, the better you will be
  • Get excited about learning daf, 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 techniques, traditional repertoire


Daf Lessons Teacher

Roshanak Rafani

Multi Level

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi, German