Tar Lessons

Instrument Tar
Length 30 / 60 minutes
Age +7 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 and is also used in many other cultures and countries, including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Central Asia regions. The word "Târ" means string. As time passed, each country changed and developed its unique model. Every state has a new version of tar that suits their musical tunes and chords.

The tar is a plucked string instrument, so it means that a plectrum (mezrab) is used to play the instrument. The tar is made of mulberry or walnut wood, ram antlers, camel bone, sheepskin and gut. The strings are made of brass and steel, and divided into groups of two. The first couple of strings (from down to up) are tuned in unison, the middle two (yellow strings) are tuned in unison, and the last two strings (the fifth and sixth string from down to up) are tuned in an octave or to different tones. The tar is suitable for both solo performances and accompaniments.

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


Program Information

The tar is a very in-demand instrument, and we will offer you many new and exciting musical opportunities. 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 playing Iranian repertoire.

Each online tar 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.


*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 amazing 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. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in techniques and significant Iranian repertoire. Our tar curriculum 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 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 tar study with us.



  • No skills required; you can be a beginner student
  • You will need a 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



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.


Important Facts & FAQs

  • Highly recommended for students of 6 years or older
  • Offered but less recommended for students 5 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

He has always had a passion for music. He holds a bachelor's...

Kouhyar Babaeian

Multi Level

Kouhyar is a virtuoso of Tar and Setar. He had opportunity to start...

Reza Mohsenipour

Multi Level

He studied Persian classical music and târ and graduated from...