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Lessons, Workshops, Lectures

Do you have a dream to play Persian percussion (tombak and daf) powerfully and beautifully? But you can't find a teacher you can trust and admire? Pezhham is now taking dedicated students to join his dynamic studio, both in person and online. 
Pezhham's years of experience allow you to access the fastest, deepest learning available, bypassing years of struggle and misguided effort. To apply to study with one of Iran's leading percussionists 
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Private online classes via Skype and oovoo are also available!
Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes available.

Iranian Vocal, Radif by Pouria Akhavass Online Classes are Available!

In Pouria Akhavass class you will learn how to sing Iranian radifAvaz and Tasnif.
Workshops are a fun, dynamic way to learn about Persian music. Pezhham guides you through the essential building blocks of Persian music in a supportive community environment. Take-home notes provided.


Pezhham delivers engaging, interactive talks on Persian music for many audiences. He brings instruments from his personal collection, performs, and takes questions from the audience. Educational and entertaining. Some of Pezhham's past lecture-performances:

  • University California Los Angeles, UCLA
  • Santa Clara University, Department of Music
  • University California Irvine, UCI
  • City College of San Francisco
  • San Francisco State University
  • Harvard University, Department of Music
  • San Francisco Waldorf School 
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • Montgomery College in Maryland
  • The University of Mississippi 


Santa Clara University, Department of Music

The University of Oklahoma, Pezhham Akhavass and Ostad Hossein Alizadeh

The University of Mississippi 2017

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