I’m salma. I originally trained as an Arabic language teacher for native speakers, and taught for several years at a school in Cairo. My passion is the Oud, a traditional Arabic musical instrument which I now study at Cairo’s famous Arabic Oud House (Bait Al-Oud Al-Arabi). The teachers at almadrasa invited me to help design a new class in which students can learn and improve their Arabic language skills through music. Each week, students are given lyrics to a famous Arabic song, and I play the song on my oud and sing the lyrics. Students are invited to sing along with me. This enables students to improve their pronunciation and expand their vocabulary in a fun way. I feel over the moon when I see my students enjoy themselves, singing along to my Oud. Let’s explore this together!