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Eric LaPerna is a classically trained Arabic percussionist. He studied the iqa'at (rhythmic modes) Riqq, Tabla and Duff with master Palestinian drummer Michel Merhej and Turkish, Armenian and Greek rhythmic systems with Alan Sharvarsh Bardezbanian. Eric is the Director of the Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, and is a member of the Applied Music Faculty at Bates College as well as adjunct instructor of hand percussion at Bowdoin College.

Private Lessons

Private lessons provide an intimate setting and can be geared toward your own needs. For all levels. $35 /hour.


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