Teaching Persian Santoor

via Online Lessons



Pooyan Nassehpoor



Pooyan is one of the founders and successful online Santoor instructors since 2006, after his relocation by 2004 to Germany. He started to develope a new concept of distance learning for his students outside of Germany.

His musical background originate from his musician family and experiencing the teaching of the legendary vocal master Ostad Nasrollah Nassehpoor from childhood. That was why Pooyan came to
Persian santoor at the age of eight.

Pooyan studied Persian Santoor under one of the most influentional santoor teachers and Radif instructors Majid Kiani and some years later under Dr. Soheyl Sadi-Nezhad. Pooyan Studied afterwards by his father Ostad Nassehpoor the vocal accompaniment on Santoor.

Pooyan's autodidactically education of Persian old compositions from records and transmitting of these musical treasures for Santoor enriched his contribution to soloist improvisations and finding new sources for his teaching material.

Santoor Online Courses by Pooyan Nassehpoor

He gained 1994 his first Persian santoor student at the age of 19 and since that time teaches his students on the traditional base of teacher and student in greater detail on one-on-one analysis basis. Lessons are based on the Radif of Mirza Abdollah revisioned by Ostad Majid Kiani. Students will learn different Dastgah and Gusheh through carefully selected practices and melodies.


Pooyan developed the traditional system based on oral transmission to his own teaching hearing-related style without complicated transcripts, which makes his santoor lessons simple for every participants. 

Since 2006 Pooyan teached many students from Germany, Italy, UK, USA, Portugal, Brazil for all, who doesn't have any Santoor teacher in their area. The Santoor courses can be taken in Persian, English and German language.



 Santoori's Online Santoor Lessons feedback - Santoor Classes


Santoori's Online Santoor Lessons feedback Santoor Classes
Göttingen - Germany

By this feedback I would like to say how an online Santoor class can be useful for people who are interested in learning Santoor but do not have an opportunity to attend a class in a certain institute.


First of all, you do not need to spend your money and time for traveling between different cities to meet your target, learning santoor, because internet can take you wherever you find a skillful teacher and whenever you want to start learning seriously. When I was recommended attending this class, I, hesitatingly, wondered how such a class can be efficient for me?! However, since I already knew Pooyan Nassehpoor as a professional santoor player, I took the class.    read more


What you need for Santoor Online Classes

1. An adjusted and tuned Persian 9-course santoor Tuning G (Sol Kuk Santoor)
2. Skype or OovoO or Yahoo account
3. A good web camera like "Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Web camera" or "Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910"


Santoor Online Class Costs

25 Euros (meets $35) for each 60 minutes lessons

- the first session ist the test session

- then evey 4 or 2 sessions should be booked in advance

Our Suggestion before staring the Classes


Santoori suggested to read the articel "Persian Santoor tuning charts and the location of courses", so that your instrument is ready for online meeting.

Santoori suggested non-binding using "Sound Forge 6.0" as a very practical audio editing tool for analyzing the melodies and offering many specific supports like pitch down etc.


Where to buy Persian Santoor


Online Music Store of Santoori.Com