Alliance Française de Dhaka

Piano workshop

Piano workshop

The Piano Workshop offered by Alliance Française de Dhaka is a harmonious journey into the world of music, providing enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to master the art of playing the piano. This workshop caters to individuals of all skill levels, from beginners seeking an introduction to the keyboard to experienced pianists aiming to refine their technique.


With a passion for music education, the workshop covers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses both theoretical and practical aspects of piano playing. Participants delve into the fundamentals of music theory, notation, and rhythm, while simultaneously honing their finger dexterity and musical expression at the piano.


The intimate class setting fosters a collaborative and supportive learning environment, encouraging students to share their progress, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback. Whether aspiring to play classical compositions, jazz, or contemporary pieces, the workshop adapts to individual preferences, allowing participants to explore various genres and styles.


Beyond the technical aspects, the Piano Workshop at Alliance Française de Dhaka is a celebration of cultural exchange, incorporating elements of French musical heritage into the curriculum. This fusion of international influences enriches the learning experience, offering a unique perspective on piano playing.


For those eager to embark on a musical journey or enhance their existing piano skills, the Piano Workshop at Alliance Française de Dhaka provides a melodic pathway to artistic expression and cultural appreciation. To inquire about specific details, including schedules and enrollment, it is recommended to contact Alliance Française de Dhaka directly or visit their official website.

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Shirajus Salekin

Shirajus Salekin

Sirajus Salekin, working as a piano coordinator at Alliance française de Dhaka since 2011.


He comes from a musical background as is the case of most musicians. His father composed and taught music, first in Akashvani, Kolkata, and then played for Bangladesh Betar. Mir Mohammed Shahjehan was not prominent on TV being preoccupied with his family life, while his elder brother is a music director there. He did his Masters in English before taking up the challenge of the musical career, with students and listeners galore. He studied at the Royal School of Music, London. He also did a year-long Diploma from West London University.


Salekin personally loves playing Mozart and Chopin, the Baroque and Classical period of Heydon and Bach. He likes Mozart as he tends to stir up the core of the heart. He gives his students written homework. Having finished playing the basic course, his students go on to the advance level. As for Beethoven, he says he has bridged the Classical and Romantic period in his stride. Litz is another of his favourite composers. Mozart’s “Turkish March” is s light and fantastic; so do “Moonlight Sonata” and the “Ninth Symphony” of Beethoven. Meanwhile, he says Chopin and Litz had larger finger span, so that this enabled them to have command over the playing of the notes.


He has performed the piano for eight years for Sheraton and as a guest player at Westin and the Hotel Sonargaon. He was former coordinator at the Goethe Institut and the Russian Culture Centre.


As he taught at the Goethe Institut for 13 years, he dealt with serious minded students. There were the exams. There were the textbooks on which the exams were based. The books like “Step by Step” progressed from the simple tunes to the difficult pieces. The players had to perform before the guardians and the students. This was a formal occasion. This helped them to get over the initial shyness and nervousness. The texts were basically based on the rhymes. The musicians included rhymes by musicians who were unknown to the generation.


Meanwhile he has been a teacher at the Russian Culture Centre for more than 5 years.


Sirajus Salekin (Coordinator and Teacher)
 [email protected]


096 3866 2266

Office Hours
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Experience the thrill of witnessing a live concert showcasing the incredible talent and skill of piano students during their performance evaluations.

An enchanting evening of music as talented workshop students showcase their skills in a captivating piano recital concert, held on December 15, 2023

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