Setar Lessons

Instrument Setar
Length 30 / 45 / 60 minutes
Age +9 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

Setar is a long-necked pear shape string instrument. The Setar is typically made of blackberry or walnut trees and has 25 to 28 adjustable gut frets. This instrument has four strings. The first string from down to up is named the "White String" and is made of steel. The second string is called the "Yellow String" and is made of brass or bronze. The third and fourth strings from down to up have different names and are tuned in an octave or to different tones. The setar is suitable for both solo performances and accompaniments.

The setar is a very in-demand instrument. The Farabius Academy of Music provides one-on-one instruction and group sessions on multiple Iranian instruments.

Each online setar 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 utmost importance. Our amazing setar faculty takes care of utilizing elements of different teaching methods that work best for each student. Beginner students start with the fundamentals, including the correct holding of the instrument, posture, finger placement, reading music, rhythm, technical exercises and learning simple songs. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant Iranian repertoire and radif*. Our setar class covers the following subjects:

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

*Radif is a collection of 300-350 pieces, each one up to 3 minutes in length, used as a basis for improvisation.

Levels / Ages offered:

The Farabius Academy of Music provides online private setar classes at all levels and ages. No experience is needed at all, anyone can join our programs, and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.


Selecting repertoire is one of the most challenging and important tasks that we take on in the development of our student’s 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 are required; you can be a beginner student
  • You will need a setar
  • The most important part of music study takes place at home; the more you practice, the better you will be
  • Get excited about learning setar, as an inspired learner learns faster and easier


Important Facts & FAQs

  • Highly recommended for students of 9 years or older
  • Offered but less recommended for students 8 years or younger
  • Extremely useful for children and adult learners
  • The most effective format for learning technique, traditional repertoire and radif


Setar Lessons Teacher

Milad Mohammadi

Multi Level

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi

Kouhyar Babaeian

Multi Level

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi