OPENING HOURS

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm

 

ADDRESS

Flat 503, Klimataria Block A,

122 Strovolos Avenue, 2042

Strovolos, Nicosia, CYPRUS

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  Programs Tailor Made for All Needs    

Our programs are in the form of intensive 45 minutes sessions for each lesson (except Music Technology & Production and Studio Engineering courses) and they are running at our professional recording studios. We cover all basic pop and rock styles, funk, punk, rhythm and blues, rock n' roll, commercial pop, soft rock and hard rock genres as well as alternative rock styles and blues. The lessons are  in the form of one-to-one tutorials except theory classes and guitar groups. When you progress to a certain level you will have the option to record your performance taking full advantage of our facilities. You will also be given the oportunity for ensemble trainin playing or singing along our teachers and session musicians! You can also choose to give Rockschool exams if you want to receive a certificate or if you are planning to conitnue for music studies at a College or University in Cyprus or abroad.

Pop & Rock Singing

The classes are separated into the following main sections: 

 

  •  Voice Mechanics 

  • Technical Development 

  • Song Analysis and Stylistic Approach 

  • Improvisation and harmony vocals

  • Microphone techniques and stage presence

  • Basic music score reading (only for those inetrested)

  • Sight reading and aural training (only for those interested)

  • Tips and tricks when working with live musicians and bands

  • Studio recording and performance analysis

 

 

Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Some of the modules that are taught are the following:

 

  • Guitar anatomy:  The different parts of the guitar (Head, fingerboard… etc.)

  • Tips about how to choose and buy your guitar, how to take care of your guitar (change strings, clean)

  • Learning the basic chords and gradually move to more advanced chords

  • Learning to read music (tablature and standard notation)

  • Picking and strumming, accompany yourself or others

  • Rhythmic training (value of the notes, learn to practice with a metronome)

  • Guitar techniques

  • Improvisation - Learn the scales and the modes and how to interact with other players in order to reach your maximum level of creativity and musicality.

  • Learn songs and tunes of your liking.  Learn to be flexible with different styles.

  • Learn basic music harmony and ear training to assist your guitar learning

Piano and band Keyboards

This course starts from the absolute piano basics and moves on to intermediate and advanced techniques including band keyboards for those wishing to play in a band. 

 

Beginner level:

  • Proper piano posture, hand position and fingers' shape

  • Read and understand basic notation and simple rhythms

  • Understand simple triad chords and voice leading

  • Fundamental chord progressions and basic keyboard harmonizaton

  • Basic improvisation skills in different pop and rock music styles

  • Ability to transpose in at least two different keys

 

Intermediate level:

  • Learn more complicated rhythms and notation

  • Read and understand extended chords and their various positions

  • Intermediate piano improvisation skills and compying in different popular styles

  • Ability to transpose in a number of keys using the circle of 5ths

  • Aquire better finger dexterity and speed

  • Pop/Rock keyboard patterns

 

Advanced level:

  • Understand modes and how to use them on different pop and rock styles

  • Advanced keyboard harmonization and improvisation

  • Develop further your own personal chracter and style

  • Compose music, creating yor own lead sheets

  • Aquire technical fluency in different styles of your choice

 

Electric Bass

The lessons are specifically designed according to the level of each student (Beginner-intermediate-advanced). A variety of styles are covered from pop to rock and blues.

Some of the modules that are taught are the following:

  • Bass anatomy

  • Tips about how to choose and buy your bass

  • Learn the scales

  • Rhythmic parts

  • Bass techniques

  • Improvisation

Drums

From beginner to advanced level, this course offers the necessary techniques as well the vocabulary to cover a wide variety of styles.

Beginner Level:

  • How to be comfortable behind the kit, proper posture and how to properly hold the sticks - Basic rhythmic analysis and sight reading - Introduction to basic rudiments - Introduction to different styles of music - Based on the student's preference, create a practice       system that is effective.

Intermediate level:

  • Introduction to polyrhythms - Dynamic contrast and control - Moeller Technique - Studio Recording discipline - Live performance discipline

Advanced level:

  •  Solo performing - Mastering the concept of groove - Bringing the student's unique personality into his/her playing.

Music Technology & Production 

This course is designed for those wanting to compose music in a studio environment, learn to record and mix music, or produce their own music or other bands and solo artists.  The main sections of this course are:

  • Basic studio setup, equipment and connectivity

  • Learn the basic functions of a sequencer (Cubase). Create your own templates, open tracks, learn basic recording and editing features.

  • Midi Composition and Arrangement: Use various VST instruments and plugins on the computer (Mac or PC) to compose and arrange your own music in the style that you want

  • Film and games composition techniques and strategies

  • Audio recording and mixing: Learn essential techniques for recording voices, various  electric and acoustic instruments (including proper microphone placement) and how to edit and mix them on the computer sequencer (Cubase) using processors and other effects.

Please visit our Music Production page to get more info about it:   

Audio Engineering 

This course focuses in the audio recording and mixing field for those wanting to become studio engineers, audio technicians or mixing engineers. A number of areas will be examined. The lessons will combine the use of Labs for using the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and the Recording Studio. The main areas that we will work on are:

  • Studio setup, hardware, microphones, signals and acoustics

  • How to use the DAW (digital Audio Workstation) for recording, editing and mixing practices

  • Microphone Recording Techniques and setups

  • Essential Mixing Techniques using various plugins in the DAW

Pls click here to find more info about this course: 

Percussion Course for kids 

The perfect course for your kid to enter the world of music. They will learn how to play different percussion instruments to create basic rhythms, but they will also use their voices to sing along a vareity of songs.  This course will not only help them understand certain fundamentals of music but will laso develop their sense of coordination, help them become team players, get more discipline and see life from a different perspective. The course is running in small groups of up to 5 kids each. We accept kids between 4-6 years old. The course focus on the following:

 

  • Create basic rhythms by playing a variety of tuned and un-tuned instruments 

  • Rehearse and perform different roles within a percussion group

  • Create musical patterns and experiment with sounds

  • Sing songs in unison and two parts

  • Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns  

Popular Music Theory

Popular Music theory consists of the following elements:

  • Music notation

  • Popular Music Harmony

  • Band Knowledge: This includes instrument identification and instrument notation and techniques

  • Band Analysis: Stylistic characterestics of popular band instruments and their role 

  • Basic composition skills: Learn to compose music pieces in the style of your own instrument 

PLAN OPTIONS

You may choose to follow the basic program that you pay monthly fees or the pay-per-lesson option. It is up to you to decide which one

you want to follow. Fees vary depending on the course, the number of lessons you do each week and if you want to give exams or not. Please read below for further explanation of each option. 

  Basic Program option 

This is strongly recommended for people that they want to build a solid foundation on an instrument or singing and improve stadely following the course structure. The classes are on a pre-scheduled weekly basis (same time and day each week). Proportionally the cost per lesson for the basic program is lower than  the pay-per-lesson option. The tuition fees are pre-paid at the first lesson of each month and there is a small registartion fee at the beginning of the course. It is the only option for those people that want to give music exams. Of course you are not obliged to give any exams if you don't want to. We encourage you to do that if you want to study music later on at a higher institute. The program runs for ten consecutive months, September until June. The month of July is optional but strongly advised for those who can.

Pay per lesson option 

These are classes mostly intended for mature students and generally people that they have a very busy lifestyle and they can't  have a regular set time every week or they just want to have some lessons to improve certain skills of their performance.  It is a bit more expensive option compared to the basic program but it is also more convenient in terms of time schedulling on behalf of the student. It is however not recommended for those that they want to have a steady progress and bulid a strong foundation by following  the course we offer from the beginning. It is also not offered for people that will give music exams.

Group classes

We are now offering Guitar lessons for small groups from 2 up to 4 people. The classes will be formed according to demand and will be divided into different age groups. These lessons have a duration of 60 minutes each, running weekly. They are recommended for people just starting out and they want to get a taste of the instrument learning the fundamentals. For example if you are a singer and you want to learn some important techniques, chords and rhythms so that to effectively accompany yourself  then this may be a good option for you. If you have some friends interested as well then you can form a group together. Eventually if somebody wants to progress faster he/she should ask for one-to-one tutorials. The costs for the group classes is obviously lower than one-to-one classes and depends on the number of people within a group.  Please ask for more details.