About Us

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Simurgh Music School

Founded in 2022 in Christchurch, New Zealand, Simurgh Music School aims to inspire the learning and passion for traditional music instruments to people of all ages and backgrounds. The school specializes primarily in instruments from the Middle-East, as well as surrounding regions of the Mediterranean, Central Asia and India.

The school includes a percussion performance group, made up of Daf & Tonbak students and led by percussion tutor Esmail Fathi. Students can also learn a wide range of both traditional and modern string instruments from string tutor Liam Oliver including the Setar, Tar, Sitar, Rabab, and Guitar. The tutors and students are also available for performances, music workshops and presentations.

Meet Our Team

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Esmail Fathi

Percussion Tutor
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Liam Oliver

String Tutor