Workshops offer an opportunity to share the experience and knowledge of the current performers who are leading experts in their fields. Participants will be encouraged to interactively take part, playing and asking questions. All workshops are also open to the public to just listen.

Venue: The Music Room, The Cypriot Community centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, London N22 5HJ, United Kingdom

Nearest Tube: Wood Green

Timings. 3 hours duration, including a short break.

Tickets: £20 to be paid for in cash at the door. The fee for active participants and the listening public remains the same.

Participants must book places, to ensure that there is space.

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Sunday 4th March, 2018, 2pm – 5pm.

MARIOS PAPADEAS, santur/voice: Introduction to the santur-the piano of the Mediterranean.

Open to: All instrumentalists, singers and the general public.

Marios Papadeas, one of Greece’s leading experts in the santur and singing, shares his knowledge and skill about how to use the modal system in performance and composition Although lead through the santur this is a seminar open to all instrumentalists and singers.

Sunday 29th April, 2018, 2pm – 5pm

REBETIKO ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE: with Lefteris Tsikouridis, bouzouki (Pliri Ntaxei)
Analysis – composition & performance techniques
Introductory workshop by Lefteris Tsikouridis
Open to: Open to all instrumentalists and vocalists.
Lefteris Tsikouridis has created an interactive workshop where, with your participation, all elements which form part of this particularly interesting music genre are deconstructed, analysed and reshaped.
At a very early age, Lefteris attended Greek traditional dance courses and later on, he turned to bouzouki lessons. He started conservatory studies (theory and classical violin) and attended oud lessons. He completed his university studies graduating from the department of Music Studies, Ionian University.
He currently lives in Thessalonica and works as an assistant lecturer at the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia. He teaches the course Musical Idioms of Greece and their Interaction with the Geology of the Area at the Specialization on Three-string Bouzouki, Rebetiko Music Ensemble. He is also a member of the music bands Rebeteke in Switzerlan
Lefteris is one of the founding members of the band Pliri Ntaxei.

 Sunday 10th June, 2018, 2pm – 5pm

KYRIAKOS GOUVENTAS, violin:  The violin in early rebetiko music

Open to: Mainly violinists, but also any instrumentalists, singers and the general public


A fascinating workshop given by Greece’s foremost violinist, focused on Greek traditional melodies that influence Rebetiko music.