Singing, Music Technology and Production, Studio Engineering, Composition & Orchestration, Band Keyboards, Music theory
Μichalis started music at a very young age playing the piano. He was very much influenced by Michael Jackson and his album "Thriller" and by rock bands such as Rainbow, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Queen etc. His first degree was in Forestry but later on he quitted his job as a forester and studied a BA (Hons) Course in Music at APU Cambridge, UK. He specialized in Composition and Singing. He started with classical music first but soon changed his focus on popular music that was his thing. When studying there he won the city of Cambridge singing competition. He then continued for an MA in Film Composition at Bristol University, specialized in studio techniques. Τowards the end of his studies and later on while in UK, he formed his own rock band where he was the lead singer and played the keyboards. Coming back to Cyprus he opened his own school teaching pop and rock music. Later on he upgraded his school to a professional Music Studio offering recording and mixing services. Parallel to that he composed and orchestrated the music for a number of productions for Film, TV and Theatre. He won the Gold Special Jury Award at the Houston Film Festival in USA for his music for the short film "Malgaat". For a number of years he taught Music Technology at the University of Nicosia for the BA music course. He recently enrolled in a 12 months course in UK for Cinematic Orchestration for Games and Films oriented towards professional musicians/composers. He recently finished working on an alternative rock album (recording, mixing, keyboards) with some fellow musicians. The whole production is running at New Music Studios.
Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Electric Bass,
Music theory, Ensemble training supervision
Armen Kababyan studied music performance at the University of Nicosia under the supervision of Mr. Antonis Koizas. He is a capable guitar player playing many different pop and rock styles parallel to classical music.
Armen has participated in many concerts and played in different cities of the island. Besides the BMus degree at the University of Nicosia, Armen is a holder of Trinity Guildhall London diploma in electric guitar as well.
He also taught at music schools from the age of just 18 and gained big experience in both, teaching and performing. He was also part of various rock bands doing a number of gigs.
Armen is a capable Bass player too with teaching experience in this instruments as well.
Currently he is involved mainly with teaching practical and theoretical lessons, as well as recording and editing both, audio and videos in his home studio.
Armen is very patient, kind, responsible, well-mannered and punctual. Takes his responsibilities with all strictness and achieves very good results in even very short terms of studies
Drums & Percussion
Giorgos Kokis started drums from an early age. He has been a member of several bands playing different styles varying from English Rock to Greek Entexno as well as some more groovy types of music which enabled him to gain experiences in live performances and help him improve as a player playing aside other good musicians. He is currently in his final year for a BA in Music Education with Drums as his first instrument. He can also play a number of percussion instruments. His aim as a teacher is to make the lesson as enjoyable as possible for the student and find interesting ways to make it even more constructive.
Bouzouki, Tzoura, Baglama
Michalis Khalil has gained a degree in Bouzouki in 2008 from Pindareion Music School. He has played in many events as a lead instrument or as a band mamber. He has been a music teacher ever since he gained his degree and has taught at music schools from the age of 19. Parallel to these, Michalis has completed a BSc in Psychology, and two masters in Psychological Science and Clinical Psychology. Certain psychological principles are incorporated in his teaching. He also teaches Tzoura and Baglama. Michalis is very patient and creative in his teaching approach and always tries to find new ways to make the lessons fun and attractive to the student.