The guitar and double bass lessons are held twice a week and last one hour. After the third year the second hour every week is used for music theory lessons. Lessons are held in groups up to 5 students in order to develop and cultivate team spirit. This will help students understand from the very beginning the meaning of musical ensembles. Through grouped lessons between students of the same and different instruments, musical ensembles are created and practice in order to conduct concerts.
With school’s teaching approach, students have an experiential connection with folk music and by practicing their acoustic perception they will gradually develop technical skills for playing their instrument, they will learn the musical scales and rhythms of folk music through a wide repertoire and will learn to improvise.
The basic study program lasts 6 years, divided into three 2 – year cycles, and is open for students over 7 years old, as well as adults. For those who wish to expand their knowledge on Greek folk music there is an additional seventh year of study.
- Understanding the role of instrument into the standard folk / rebetiko orchestra.
- Improving musical perception.
- Learning various songs from the standard repertoire.
- Develop technical skills.
- Group and Orchestral playing.
- Developing of a distinct identity.