Oud Lessons

The Oud is the ancestor of the lute and has a similar rounded body and angled headstock. It is played with a long flexible plectrum, commonly called a risha or mizrab. Being fretless, itís a particularly challenging instrument, and requires a lot of dedication to play. Though the lute has largely died out in Europe, the oud is still commonly played all over the Arabic world.

I currently have two working ouds and another I am restoring. They are delicate and difficult to transport but they are beautiful instruments and the sound is very evocative.

Iím available to teach beginner and intermediary students, so if youíre just starting out, donít worry. Lessons can be 30 mins or an hour, itís up to you. The first step is to contact me and we can discuss your needs and interests.

I am available in Edinburgh from 9am to 8pm on weekdays, and some weekends.

In Glasgow, I am available one Saturday a month, by arrangement.

Prices ( per half hour )



Weekdays until 5pm



Evenings 5 - 8pm and weekends



Your first three lessons are paid individually, thereafter payment is one month or 4 lessons in advance.

CANCELLATIONS - If you cancel with more than 24 hrs notice, you will not be charged and you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your quota, or carry your credits over to your next scheduled time.
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, then you will be charged for the full lesson price or you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your scheduled quota. If no notice is given of cancellation, then you will be charged the full lesson price and you will not be given the option of a catch up lesson.
CATCH UP LESSONS - any cancellation will result in a full charge for the lesson