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Giorgos Fasolis is a music and traditional percussion professor. He is a graduate of the Carl Orff two-year professional course of music and movement education. He has attended percussion seminars with Petros Kourtis, Zohar Fresco, Glen Velez, STOMP as well as Kodaly, Dalcroze and theater seminars in Greece and abroad. For 3 years he was a research associate at the Rallion Experimental School of Piraeus, under the supervision of the Department of Pedagogy of the University of Athens. The subject of the research was the link between music and movement education and the teaching of elementary school cirricula. He also collaborated with the University of Athens in the framework of a pilot project on intercultural education. Giorgos plays percussion in performances and with various bands. He has appeared in the Theater of Herodes Atticus and the Athens Music Hall, participating in instrumental and vocal musical ensembles. He was a lecturer at reeducation seminars for musicians and teachers (“Melina” program), as well as at the 1st International Music and Education Conference. He gives courses of music and movement education at schools and music schools. Since April 2014 he is in charge of the Polyphonica Percussion Department.


Darabuka, bendir and daouli are taught in the traditional percussion course. Initially we learn the traditional way of playing, focusing on the similarities and differences of the three instruments; while later we get familiar with more modern techniques (split finger etc). During the first year, we learn all the basic Greek rhythms as well as basic oriental rhythms. During the second year, we delve deeper on issues of technique, we learn the first solos, we repeat the rhythms we have already learned with more variations and embellishments and we learn new rhythms from Greece and the wider region of the Orient. At the end of each academic year, a presentation of the pieces we have prepared in the lessons take place!

Alternative percussion orchestra

The Alternative Percussion Orchestra uses the human body, everyday objects and plastic boomwhackers pipes as instruments! Boomwhackers belong to the percussion instruments; they are plastic tubes in different sizes so that each one produces a different note. Participating in a boomwhackers orchestra requires the full cooperation of all team members. That is why it is currently one of the most widespread ways of team bonding in America. The boomwhackers’ advantage is that they combine rhythm and melody and they allow you to play any piece of music, since a set of boomwhackers includes notes throughout the octave even the drives and recesses. In class we will learn to play rhythms from all over the world, as well as melodies from different styles of music (traditional, rock, ethnic, classical etc.). To attend the lessons you do not have to buy boomwhackers.


In the African percussion course (djembe – doudoun) we study the technique of each instrument through a variety of exercises that strengthens the muscles and develops our rhythmic perception, as well as through the repertoire, the learning of basic rhythms. We will come in contact with the most famous and widespread rhythms of West Africa (Mali, Guinea etc), which have a huge resonance all over the world, from America and Europe to Japan and Australia. The recording of exercises and rhythms is done with a very simple notation with a different symbol-shape representing each sound; gradually we introduce the classic western notation as well. At the end of each academic year, a presentation of the pieces we have prepared in the lessons take place!

To attend the lessons you do not have to buy boomwhackers.