Jazz Studies

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Jazz Studies’ curriculum of Musical Praxis Conservatory is structured in such a way as to provide the student with a complete knowledge, understanding, and practical experience of jazz music, at a high level.

The courses taught are: Instrument Technique, Theory / Harmony, Acoustic practice (Ear training), Improvisation, History / Morphology of jazz, Jazz Composing, Music ensemble. Frequent seminars / master classes are also organized with speakers from renowned musicians / teachers from the local and international scene.

Special emphasis is given to the balancing of the academic and practical approach of teaching / apprenticeship, as well as to the coordination of courses, in terms of material and teaching methodology, so that the program has balance, homogeneity and effectiveness.

The teaching team of the department is in constant creative collaboration, in order to analyze the learning profile of each student / student group and to coordinate / shape the educational process regarding the particularities that characterize each student / student group.

All the teachers of the department have a rich active presence in the jazz music scene, as well as many years of teaching experience. Love and dedication to jazz and its teaching, desire for continuous development, creative approach to teaching, interactivity, are some of the values ​​that determine the teaching profile of all teachers in the department.

Our goal, through the thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of the evolution of jazz (from the first to the modern music currents), the global musical knowledge (beyond the limits of the main instrument) and the creative and original approach of improvisation, the student to develop into a complete artist, having the opportunity to develop with quality and validity his personal “voice” within the idiom of jazz.

Teachers

Jazz Piano

Giorgos Tsolis

Jazz Piano, Jazz Synthesis

Markos Chaidemenos

Jazz Piano

Jazz Guitar

Giorgos Argyropoulos

Electric Guitar, Modern Theory & Harmony, Jazz Improvisation

Jazz Violin

Sergios Chrysovitsanos

Classical & Jazz Violin

Jazz Bass

Paraskevas Kitsos

Electric Bass, Classical & Jazz Double Bass

Jazz Winds

Renato Kousis

Trombone

Yiannis Papanastasiou

Jazz Saxophone

Stelios Chatzikaleas

Trumpet

Jazz Vocals

Nasia Gkofa

Jazz Vocals

Eirini Konstantinidi

Jazz Vocals, Jazz Impro for vocals

Contemporary Department

The studies at the Contemporary Department of Musical Praxis Conservatory are based on the combination of specialization (personalized teaching) with the possibility to practice and participate in ensembles of the school’s students, as well as in seminars and workshops by distinguished musicians.