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Lessons, Workshops, Lectures


Persian percussion (Tombak and Daf) 

Iranian Music, Persian Classical Repertoire, (*Tasnifs, **Zarbi Khani, and Rengs or Songs)

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

In Pouria Akhavass class you will learn how to sing Iranian radifAvaz and Tasnif.


Private online classes are available for any ages,
beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes available.

  • One-on-one Lessons, More Time, More Attention
  • Customized Lessons, Learners will benefit from the fact that an instructor can adjust the pace, focus and goals of a lesson depending on the needs and abilities of the student, meaning that learning efficiency will be maximized.

Our 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 please click here.

Tasnif is one of the forms in Iranian Traditional or Classical music that melody, rhythm, and poetry are collaborating together. 

** Zarbi Khani is the art of playing rhythm and singing together. 


Instruments are available for sale, Tombak, Daf, Setar, and more.... Please feel free to contact me for purchasing an instrument. 


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.

The online workshop is also available to groups and families through zoom and Skype.



Pezhham delivers engaging, interactive talks on Persian music for many audiences. He brings Iranian and Persian 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




The lessons for children are based on their ages and abilities to absorb music would be always a concern.

For more information and any question please contact. 


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Daf workshop includes two parts are available on YouTube, plus Tombak lessons and you are welcome to Subscribe the channel, watch and like the videos, and please let me know if you have any question about Daf, Tombak, and Persian Classical Music.