Tar Lessons

Instrument Tar
Length 30 / 45 / 60 minutes
Age +10 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

Tar is a long-necked, waisted, string instrument. It is one of the most important musical instruments in Iran. It is also used in many other cultures and countries, including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Central Asia. The word "Târ" means string. As time passed, each country changed and developed its unique model. The tar is suitable for both solo performances and accompaniments.

Program Information

The tar is a very in-demand instrument. The Farabius Academy of Music offers one-on-one instruction and group sessions on multiple Iranian instruments. All students are taught basic instrumental technique, posture, technical exercises, radif*, and Iranian repertoire.

Each online tar 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.

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


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 tar 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 and mallet (mezrab), finger placement, reading music, rhythm, and learning simple songs, etc. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant Iranian repertoire. Our tar 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

Levels / Ages offered:

The Farabius Academy of Music provides online tar classes 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 also offer different levels of teacher experience and qualification to adequately provide for the wide range of Persian songs, difficulty levels, and ages who seek tar study with us.


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 tar and mallet (mezrab)
  • The most important part of music study takes place at home; the more you practice, the better you will be
  • Get excited about learning tar, 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 eight years or younger
  • Extremely useful for children and adult learners
  • The most effective format for learning technique, traditional repertoire and radif


Tar Lessons Teacher

Milad Mohammadi

Multi Level

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi

Kouhyar Babaeian

Multi Level

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi