In 2013, Taqasim Music School found themselves looking for a new, additional venue for their music classes and came knocking on our bright green door! The Centre had always wanted to branch out into the musical world so we welcomed them in with open arms!

Taqasim currently hosts Oud and music literacy courses of various levels at our Centre. The courses are currently run three times a year:

January – March
April – June
September – November

Find out more on our Current Oud Courses here

Here is an introductory video to the work of Taqasim Music School:



How many students will be in each class?
There will be a maximum of 7 students in each oud class, in Music Literacy and Darbuka courses there will be a maximum of 15.

Do I need to be able to read music?
No, being unable to read music will not pose a problem. The teachers use an alternative notation system (tablatures) which can be picked up very quickly. The course is for absolute beginners, and music theory is not a requisite.

Do I need an oud or are they provided?
All students enrolling in the course do need their own instrument. If you need to source an oud please do get in touch, as we can put you in touch with the course teachers who know the best places to buy ouds in London.


When do the courses run?

We run courses three times a year, January – March, April – June and September – November.

Can I book a place and pay later?

No, your place on the course will only be confirmed on receipt of the course fee in full.

How can I sign up to a course? What methods of payment do you accept?

To sign up to a course, you need to book online on the website section ‘Book a Course’. You can find information about our current music courses and book online here

What is your refund policy?

Our courses are often over-subscribed so the sooner you let us know you’ve changed your mind the better. We can then open your place up to someone else. Our rules on refunds are:

  • 75%  of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know more than 30 days before the course start date.
  • 50% of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know within 10 – 30 days before the course start date.
  • No refund will be given if you let us know fewer than 10 days before the course start date.

What happens if you cancel the course?

We will endeavour to ensure courses are not cancelled but if this does happen we will contact you as quickly as we can to let you know and to arrange a full refund.

Please contact us if you have any further questions on 020 78321310 or