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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 01:45 PM
Teacher in Los Angeles


Anyone know if a good oud teacher in Los Angeles exists?

I've heard mention here of Weal Kakish, however I've been trying to get in contact with him with no success. Not sure if he is still in LA either.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 06:33 PM


Wael would be great but he move to Oman!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wael-kakish-70900845/

Cheers, Ali-
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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 06:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by alim  
Wael would be great but he move to Oman!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wael-kakish-70900845/

Cheers, Ali-


That explains why he isn't answering! Haha!
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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 10:00 PM


Try Naser Musa, who has been one of my teachers: https://nasermusa.tv/oud-lessons/ You could also try contacting the Kan Zaman Ensemble and see who they recommend: http://www.kanzaman.org/index.html I don't know what he's doing these days, but Simon Shaheen's brother William lives in the LA area, as far as I know: https://www.facebook.com/william.shaheen.3/timeline?lst=1345240209%3... Afif Taian, who performs (or used to) with Kan Zaman may teach: https://www.facebook.com/afif.taian

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[*] posted on 12-5-2019 at 08:00 AM


Thank you John!!!
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[*] posted on 12-7-2019 at 02:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by animalwithin  
Thank you John!!!


I friended Afif on FB and messaged him. He's not teaching right now (no time). I asked him if there was anyone other than Naser in LA that he could recommend. I'll let you know if he has any further suggestions.
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[*] posted on 12-7-2019 at 10:06 PM


Thank you John! I sent him and William a message but didn't hear back, seems like they're not available. I still have to touch base with Naser next.
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[*] posted on 12-11-2019 at 10:49 AM


Seems my only option might be Skype lessons, much to my dismay :mad: Naser is unfortunately too far from me (at best over 1 hour, at worst over 2 hours).
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[*] posted on 12-11-2019 at 01:07 PM


There are two possibilities at UCLA. Munir Beken for Turkish oud and AJ Racy for Arabic oud. Although Racy is associated with buzuk and flute, he plays oud well. I don't know if either teaches privately but maybe......
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[*] posted on 12-11-2019 at 06:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Jody Stecher  
There are two possibilities at UCLA. Munir Beken for Turkish oud and AJ Racy for Arabic oud. Although Racy is associated with buzuk and flute, he plays oud well. I don't know if either teaches privately but maybe......


It never occurred to me that academics like Beken and Racy might teach private students, but no harm in asking!

Beken: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/people/munir-beken/
Racy: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/people/a-j-racy/
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[*] posted on 12-11-2019 at 08:17 PM


I will give these a try, thank you both!!!
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[*] posted on 12-14-2019 at 11:20 AM


Quote: Originally posted by animalwithin  
Anyone know if a good oud teacher in Los Angeles exists?

I've heard mention here of Weal Kakish, however I've been trying to get in contact with him with no success. Not sure if he is still in LA either.
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[*] posted on 12-14-2019 at 11:21 AM


Hi, Iím oud teacher , I can teach you through Skype at radtaleb Skype account
Thank you
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