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Kelly Thoma | Music Group

kelly newType of Seminar: Open - Music Group

In this seminar, Kelly will work together with the students on a selection of compositions of contemporary modal composers as well as on certain traditional pieces from a variety of backgrounds.

Without scores, but with a lot of repetition, the students will gradually commit the compositions to memory and subsequently, together with Kelly, orchestrate them through the means of dynamics, harmony (where appropriate), frequency compatibility, ornamentation, variations and whatever other ideas and methods will occur during the process.

The nature and progress of the seminar are very much dependent upon the composition of the group participating, which instruments they play for example, and as a result, the exact repertoire is not possible to be formulated beforehand.

However, approximately one month before the seminar, the prospective students will receive a number of proposed pieces for study which they can prepare if they wish.

The students should be at a reasonably good level on their respective instruments so as to be able to memorize and execute the proposed melodies, some of which are quite intricate and complex.

Whoever is possessed of patience, a love of group work, and an appetite for learning through repetition is most welcome.

Keys we’ll be working in:
Primarily Re, La, Sol (Süphürde or Mansur in the Turkish system)

Tuning guide for various instruments:

Lyra (standard Cretan or Kemençe tuning)
Laouto (standard Cretan or mainland tuning)
Oud (Arabic tuning)
Ney (Süphürde or Mansur)
Violin, Cello, Double Bass (Standard tuning)

For other instruments please feel free to ask via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Seminars of all types include ten 3-hour courses and the timetable is defined in consultation with the teacher in the first lesson!

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00  -
Evening 17:00 - 20:00 17:00 - 20:00 17:00 - 20:00 17:00 - 20:00 * 17:00 - 20:00

*Every Friday and Sunday evening we organize a concert ["Music Fridays"] - ["Music Sundays"].  (Soon more info about location, time & program).


Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus in 1978. Since 1995, she has been studying the Lyra with Ross Daly and three years later started traveling with him and his group, “Labyrinth”, participating in concerts in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S. She has taken part in many projects with musicians from various different traditions from other countries...


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Event Date 02-09-2019
Event End Date 07-09-2019
Individual Price 230€
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