9th Cretan Music Workshop
4-9 August 2019
Dear friends, the Music Teaching School will be held again this year at Meronas village from Sunday 4 to Friday 9 August 2019.
On the routes of Cretan folk music and the authentic steps of the local dances, this year's "Music Teaching School" is going to Meronas. Within the unique nature of Amaris, in the center of the prefecture of Rethymnon, the Cultural Association and the inhabitants of Meronas, welcome important teachers of Cretan music and dance, to share their knowledge and experiences with students from all over Greece and abroad.
During these five days, Cretan music and dance are taught, aiming at a complete educational experience.
Dimitris Sgouros / Cretan lyre
"The Firstmasters: Kalogridis - Karavitis - Lagos"
Dimitris Sideris / Cretan Lute
"Techniques of escort and solo interpretation, the role of the instrument and the improvisation of the variants. Cretan Lute Music Group "
Giorgos Zacharioudakis / Cretan winds
"Interpretation of Cretan music. Execution techniques of Cretan winds "
Michalis Kontaxakis / Cretan Mandolino
"How to play the instrument in the Cretan repertoire and in the original compositions of the instructor"
Stratis Skarakis / Violin of Western Crete
"Introduction to Kissamitiko musical idiom. Metrics, linking music and dancing.
Rizitiko songs by walking , Rizitiko singing procession
* Possibility of participating students with a musical instrument of their choice
Fanis Karousos / Santouri in Crete
"Santouri 's story, his disappearance, and his revival. Introduction to the Cretan repertoire.
Balances with a lute or a lyre ".
Nikos Giakoumakis & Katerina Vangela / Choirmaster
"Cretan dances. Local idioms »
(beginner & advanced)
* Emphasis on medium-level and above-average students
* The program also includes common music and dance lessons
* Possibility of pupils with a musical instrument of their choice only after consultation with the istructors
«Local Cookery Lab»
Experiential local cookery lab, guided by village housewives
The folk music is combined with the food and the tastes of everyday life that accompanied the feasts on Crete.
Information & Entries: www.meronasmusic.com
Cultural Association of Meronas
Under the auspices of the Municipality of Amari
With the support of the Regional Unity of Rethymnon