Traditionally, kora players grow up learning to play from a young age, surrounded by a musical heritage that is unavailable to most. As interest in the kora has grown, and outside of the Jaliya Tradition, those wishing to play this amazing instrument do not have a teacher in their family, so have had to find other means to learn.
We offer tuition and support to kora players all over the world, using a range of methods including: Skype lessons (video conferencing), a series of video tutorials, kora holidays and group workshops several times a year. Whether you have never held a kora before, or have been playing for several years, we will be able to help you develop and learn.
No matter what the learning method, the ones who succeed are those who regularly practice playing on their own. Listening is also incredibly important, so if you want to learn but do not yet have a kora or the time to learn, ensure you listen to as much kora music as you can – it is part of the learning process and you can never start too soon. Have a listen to this playlist we’ve created specifically with beginners in mind.
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