Following his early oud lessons, Adly relates, he studied intensively at the Arabic Oud House, a music school in Cairo, while pursuing a business degree at Assiut University, in his home town. He later worked as a music lecturer.
Also on Adly’s résumé: a busy teaching regimen via Skype. His School of Oud Online has reached fledgling players in at least 27 countries, including Norway, he says. Now that he is living in the Washington area, he dreams of founding a brick-and-mortar oud school.
“I’d love to add this instrument to American history,” he says.
Ramy Adly starts his interview of talking about his childhood and his beloved Oud that he found at his family’s house in Assuit, Egypt. He headed to Cairo to learn more about the Oud instrument at the Arab Oud House, taught by Naseer Shamma. After Ramy’s successful graduation concert, he started his career of teaching the Oud at the world famous Alexandria Library. He has traveled studying the performing arts in Hawaii, USA and finally established his School of Oud Online based in Washington, D.C.
- Communication: it’s key to see one another face to face when learning the Oud; especially as a beginner. Using Skype gives you that benefit—to feel as if you are in the same room.
- Instruction is designed especially for you. – Every student makes his or her own mistake when learning technique, therefore, the benefit of Skype is allowing the instructor to directly identify what needs to be corrected.
- The TTT factors: Music consists of Tunes, Times and Technique. Each student must master all of these. An online instructor can spot and correct any errors in these areas of music as the lesson progresses.
- Variety levels: There are presently three different schools related to those learning to play the Oud in the Middle East, and Arab world. These include, Egypt, Iraq and Turkey, whether you are a beginner or experienced, you can enjoy a new adventure and work to develop your musical talents.