NY Arabic Orchestra

Teachers at heart

From individual lessons, school residencies to small group instruction, certificate programs and corporate workshops, we have all levels of diverse educational offerings and customized programs. Our accredited professional instructors and experienced teaching artists deliver private or group lessons and programs for higher education, K-12 and arts organizations. Our corporate off-site meetings and retreats inspire creative thinking and develop left-brain musical sensibilities. Using both traditional Arabic and western classical instruments, our programs are customized to fit the needs of a group or program. The orchestra also supports and features members of our education community in performances and concerts, enabling them with a solid platform to create successful careers in Arabic music and beyond.

Since 2007, the New York Arabic Orchestra has opened its doors to anyone willing to learn and connect, whether they are Arabic music enthusiasts willing to learn about the culture and connect to the community or those from an Arabic background. By showcasing an authentic image of diverse culture, through concerts, workshops and outreach work, NYAO education programs have helped to change the narrative, broadening musical scope and artistic study through a rich musical foundation in Arabic music and sensibility.

Group Instruction

Residencies and Workshops

Designed to fit your curriculum needs, credentialed teaching artists work with students in group settings to develop skills and increase musical abilities through curated programs that help students train with existing instruments or to acquire new skills.

Private Instruction and Training

Residencies and Workshops

For professional musicians and beginners of all ages, the NYAO offers private and small group instruction, perfect for both the working musician and aspiring instrumentalist. Whether you want to fine-tune your musical sensibilities, develop new skills, rewire for a new repertoire, or up your game and train, our credentialed instructors are here to help. Certificate of Completion available 1:1 and small group lessons on percussion, strings, vocals, woodwinds, keys. Western classical or Arabic instruments are all welcome!

Corporate Workshops and Retreats

Inspire your team with out-of-the box thinking and musical sensibilities. We also provide Certificate of Completions. 

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