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Aharon Wheels Bolsta

Aharon wheels bolsta with evan fraser calabash tabla ngoni world music kalimba

Learn From Aharon

Aharon teaches the tabla, hand pan, bansuri, middle-eastern percussion, kalimba, body percussion, vocal exploration, group singing, music for children and parents, and can serve as a guide to musical genres of the world (India, West Africa, The Balkans, Bali, the Bay Area..) Aharon teaches privately, in small groups and for large classrooms.

Aharon loves to share what he has learned in his music-seeking travels around the world. He embarked on a 4-month tour of the US and Europe with the Underscore Orkestra…and returned home in one piece!

He embarked on a 4-month tour of the US and Europe with the Underscore Orkestra…and returned home in one piece!

As a body percussionist and singer he has performed and taught solo and with the Bay Area Sonic Ensemble (B.A.S.E.: Derek Wright, Sam Rogers, Alyssa De Caro) which traveled in 2010 to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the International Body Music Festival III.

He performs and records his mouth harps, flutes, tabla, drums, and middle-eastern percussion with the Fishtank Ensemble, Khi Darag, Saul Kaye, Rumen Shopov, Jef Stott, Dan Cantrell and many others. In 2009 Aharon toured with the SF Mime Troupe as drummer and multi-instrumentalist.

In 2005-07 Aharon toured with One People Voice and Gamelan X in Bali and Java, Indonesia, the US, and Black Rock City.

Aharon has rhythmic and vocal training in Hindustani tabla and singing, Balinese kotekan (interlocking rhythmic technique) and Kecak, Turkish and Balkan rhythms, jazz drumming and singing, and much more.

Aharon studied classical Indian tabla under the guidance of Swapan Chaudhuri and santoor, vocals, and bansuri flute with Ali Akbar Khan at AACM in San Rafael for more than 15 years.

He also studied improvisation and new music under Fred Frith at Mills College, jazz singing with Maye Cavallaro at the Berkeley Jazz School as well as with masters in the locations and traditions of Bali, Japan, Mali (West Africa), Turkey, the Balkans, Ireland, and the good old USA.

Passing On The Tradition...

Aharon's Teaching

Aharon has taught tabla, bansuri, and raga vocals to dozens of students. He has also taught internationally at at workshops, integrating classical Indian rhythm techniques and theory with body percussion and a variety of Western and Eastern instruments. Aharon is happy to teach any of the following, either in-person or online via video conference:

Bansuri Tabla Hand Pan (Hang)
Drum Set Vocals Body Percussion
Jaw Harp (Dan Moi / Moorsing) Kanjira Kalimba (Thumb Piano)
Rhythm Theory Darabuka / Dumbek Sonic Techniques

So Easy...

Take Lessons Online

Chill out on your couch and learn music from Aharon. He can teach you the fundamentals of music in an enjoyable way and guide you on your musical journey. 

Aharon Can Teach...

Workshops Conferences At Your Home
Online Offline At Your School
In The Corn Fields Underwater On The Space Station

One More thing...

Your Investment

Music education is an investment in a happy, fulfilled life. And Aharon needs to eat, drink (kombucha) and be happy! For online sessions, you can pay for one hour, six hours, or twelve hours of lessons

One Hour Six Hours Twelve Hours
$70 $390 $720
Aharon Wheels Bolsta darabuka

Aharon’s letting loose on the darabuka.