Iskender Arıcı

The baǧlama is the most popular instrument in Turkish folk music. It is a long-neck lute with a gourd-shaped sound box, a long narrow neck and three double strings. Your own instrument is not really necessary (there are a number of instruments available in De Centrale), but it is useful. First you explore the instrument, starting with the rhythm, which is the best starting point. The baǧlama is more difficult than, say, percussion and requires a certain dexterity.

In addition to courses for adults, there is also a baǧlama course for children aged 8 to 12 years.

İskender Arıcı comes from a musical family. He comes from Turkey and has been teaching at De Centrale for more than 15 years. He studied in Turkey at the music academies of Deniz Güneş and Musa Kurt, both renowned saz players. For his lessons he draws from the rich musical repertoire of Turkish folk music.


Level 1 . beginner
Monday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(group lesson)

Level 2 . advanced
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(group lesson)

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Cost (30 Lessons)

€150 (standard)
€ 135 (UitPas)
€ 120 (under 26 and unemployed)
€ 30 (opportunity rate)

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