National Music Institute has launched winter music classes in Kabul to help students improve their music talents.
Music instructors in the institute said the winter classes which will last for two months are aimed at broadening music students' access to practical lessons.
The classes are held along with weekly concerts performed by guest artists from foreign countries.
The institute is planning to invite more than 20 national and international artists during the winter time to teach students how to use musical instruments properly.
"The weekly concerts are part of a big programme under the name of winter academy of Afghan music. This is totally a new project in Afghanistan and the goal is to help students use their winter holiday," Dr Ahmad Sarmast, Head of National Music Institute, told TOLOnews.
Some artists performing concerts in the institute said they want to make students familiar with new methods of music.
"These concerts are programmed for a winter academy which is running for the next two months and we are bringing a bunch of guest artists to come and teach and perform. The concert ideas are a weekly event where our guest artists, our faculty and our students get to collaborate together and perform and expand music into the Afghan community," Robin, a foreign teacher in the institute, told a TOLOnews reporter.
Music students seemed to be happy with the launch of the winter classes.
"It has been four years that I have been studying music in the institute. We greatly need some foreign instructors, because we want to learn new things in music," a music student Ahmad Mehr, 20, told TOLOnews.
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