Cant see there being too much demand for musical instrument tuition in the ME and consequently I dont understand why the need for music teachers. I know of no musicians from that region of the world. Music is frowned upon in Saudi anyway. In the UAE, they have this kind of call and response arabic singing however. There is also arabic popular music as Ive heard it being played when I was there a while back. But apart from singers, I dont know a single famous musician from the ME. So why they ask for music teachers in the ME, I dont quite get it. I am talking particularly about the Gulf states. Are there actually any schools with an orchestra in these countries I wonder? How many schools have students doing IGCSE music?