Bronstein Music to host workshop about the Persian santoor musical instrument

South San Francisco, CA   May 8, 2014  Submitted by Bronstein Music

Bronstein Music will be hosting a workshop about the Persian traditional musical instrument known as a santoor. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. at Bronstein Music, 363 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco.
The santoor is a 72-string musical instrument that is played by striking 2 wooden mallets on the strings. This type of instrument traces its origins to ancient Mesopotamia, and there have been many variations created at various times by different cultures. The American version of this type of instrument is a hammered dulcimer.
The workshop will include a demonstration and solo performance along with basic information on how to play the instrument. The workshop will be led by Ali Zarrin, a local santoor master. Mr. Zarrin began studying santoor at age 14 and has been teaching Persian traditional music since 1987. His musical activities include performances and workshops in the United States and Canada.
Grand Master santoor maker Manu Pouriankhair, currently residing in Vancouver, will also be participating to display a collection of his instruments and to provide more information about the construction of this instrument.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Space is limited, so we recommend getting tickets in advance.
For tickets and logistical information, contact:
Don Edwards
Bronstein Music
(650) 588-2502
Bronstein Music is a full-service music store that has been located on Grand Avenue in South San Francisco since 1946. The business is owned by Don Edwards and Rich Welker. For background information on Bronstein Music, see
For more information about the santoor or Ali Zarrin, see

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