Strapline: Adults and children, aged 8 and older, can now learn how to play musical instruments or join an oriental singing class

Sharjah, UAE: For budding musicians who wish to learn how to play the bass guitar, violin, piano, oud and oriental percussion instruments, Sharjah Art Foundation’s Learning Programme is introducing music courses in partnership with Yamaha and Thomsun. The programme, set to begin on 14 February, also includes lessons in techniques of oriental singing.

Designed for Arabic as well as English speakers, and adults and children aged 8 and older, courses at different levels will be conducted by graduates of music conservatories. The programme will include both group sessions and individual lessons, lasting 45 minutes to an hour. To be held at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi and Sharjah Art Institute in the Arts Area, Al Shuweiheen, sessions will take place once, twice or thrice weekly, depending on the instrument studied.

To learn more about the Music Learning Programme, email institute@sharjahart.org or call (06) 568 8800.

To register for the music courses, to be held from 14 February–19 April 2020, click here.

The fee for the music courses is 100 AED. The instruments will be provided by Yamaha and Thomsun.

About Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF)

Sharjah Art Foundation is an advocate, catalyst and producer of contemporary art within the Emirate of Sharjah and the surrounding region, in dialogue with the international arts community. Under the leadership of founder Hoor Al Qasimi, a curator and artist, the foundation advances an experimental and wide-ranging programmatic model that supports the production and presentation of contemporary art, preserves and celebrates the distinct culture of the region and encourages a shared understanding of the transformational role of art. The foundation’s core initiatives include the long-running Sharjah Biennial, featuring contemporary artists from around the world; the annual March Meeting, a convening of international arts professionals and artists; grants and residencies for artists, curators, and cultural producers; ambitious and experimental commissions and a range of travelling exhibitions and scholarly publications.

Established in 2009 to expand programmes beyond the Sharjah Biennial, which launched in 1993, the foundation is a critical resource for artists and cultural organisations in the Gulf and a conduit for local, regional and international developments in contemporary art. The foundation’s deep commitment to developing and sustaining the cultural life and heritage of Sharjah is reflected through year-round exhibitions, performances, screenings and educational programmes in the city of Sharjah and across the Emirate, often hosted in historic buildings that have been repurposed as cultural and community centres. A growing collection reflects the foundation’s support of contemporary artists in the realisation of new work and its recognition of the contributions made by pioneering modern artists from the region and around the world.

Sharjah Art Foundation is a legally independent public body established by Emiri Decree and supported by government funding, grants from national and international nonprofits and cultural organisations, corporate sponsors and individual patrons.

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