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.