Project Description

Athens Music

  • Cost: 150 € per person
  • Duration: 5 days/1 1/2 hours
  • Capacity:  30 persons
  • Location: Greek Folk Musical Instruments’ Museum

Live in Athens  the capital city of Greece, a modern, safe and lively European city. Its history goes back to 3,200 B.C. Athens had been the Centre of Knowledge, Philosophy and Arts (music, dance, sculpture, ancient drama, architecture, poetry) and the birthplace of Democracy. It is the city where Socrates, Plato, Phidias, Terpander, Pericles and Goddess Athena have lived. The Parthenon, one of the most famous architectural wonders of the world sticks out in the center of the city on the Acropolis rock.

Love the art of Traditional Music  in Greece and be initiated in the originality, complexity and diversity of its sounds. The art of traditional music in Greece, either in its folk or its urban form -and always in close relationship with the Greek orthodox ecclesiastical music – has its roots in ancient music. Music is for Greeks a source of life; through music they express their experiences, history, soul and spirit; it is correlated with the sense of community and team spirit; it is the means of communication and participation in the community; it is inextricably bound to the traditional dance, poetry and local customs.

Be part of LART  if you wish to touch the strength of Greek soul, experience and share unique moments of sensory pleasures as well as intense cultural thrills, sign up for the educational programs of learning how to play a traditional musical instrument or song, which are organized by the Greek Folk Musical Instruments’ Museum, at the city of Athens, in Plaka area. This particular Museum, unique of its kind in Greece and in the Balkans, offers special areas for classes, lectures, an enriched ethno musicological and audiovisual educational material, together with a highly experienced educational staff. Lessons are delivered in an experienced and educational way, in beginners and in advanced musicians respectively, individually or in groups. After a 3 lesson course, the trainees will be able to organize a concert at the Museum’s lovely yard.

Learn about  traditional violin, kanonaki, bouzouki, traditional clarinet, the Cretan lyra or politiki lyra, banjo or traditional song. It’s all up to you!

Look for  the rarest traditional musical instruments between 18th – 20th century, in the exhibition rooms of the Museum. It is about the richest collection of musical instruments and sound objects, which was donated to Greek public by Fivos Anogianakis, after a forty-year research and study.

Look for  and choose selected objects of traditional craft, CDs of traditional music, commemorative cards etc. which bear the seal of Greek Civilization from the Museum’s souvenir shop.

Be part of this ART