Individual and group instrumental tuition
At Windcraft Music Centre we offer one-to-one lessons on all wind instruments - woodwinds and brass - as well as piano and drums lessons. We also offer special individual lessons in traditional singing.
In groups, we teach djembe percussion. We also offer sessions for a traditional vocal ensemble.
Children who have early exposure to musical instruments develop areas of the brain that relate to social behavior, language and reasoning skills, as well as memory.
At Windcraft we offer early learning classes using specially designed instruments that prepare young learners to later take up a woodwind or brass instrument!
The lessons include:
learning and practising sound production and fingerings on woodwind and brass instruments
getting familiar with our body and developing fine motor skills required for the performance of musical instruments
learning the basic music principles (rhythm, note-reading, dynamics, tempo etc.) through games and applying them on our instruments
learning to sing and play different songs
participation in movement, listening and drawing activities
using interactive apps for learning
solo or group performance at concerts
encouragement of self-expression, stimulating imagination and creativity, building confidence
The recorder is the perfect instrument for young learners - simple, light and affordable.
Since producing sound on a recorder requires minimum effort, children concentrate on other aspects such us fingerings, note-reading and musicality.
Our progressive teaching methods include a combination of traditional instrumental coaching, digital learning through apps and videos and a motivational reward system: gaining colourful Karate Recorder belts!
Recorder lessons are a great preparation for flute and saxophone lessons.
The saxonett is the perfect link between a recorder and a saxophone or clarinet, thanks to its clarinet mouthpiece mounted to a recorder body. Akin to the German system, its fingering system corresponds to a saxophone’s basic scale. The JUPITER saxonett’s pear body gives it a vibrant and warm sound.
Like at recorder classes, teaching the saxonett also involves a combination of traditional instrumental coaching, digital learning through apps and videos and the motivational method of gaining colourful Karate belts while progressing!
Saxonett lessons are the ideal preparation for wind section classes (clarinet and saxophone).
Learn how to buzz - the fundamental principle behind any brass instrument!
Eye-catching than a recorder, light and easy to play - the new brightly colored, lightweight and smooth edged pBuzz makes music fun for early learners!
Offering a truly authentic musical instrument experience, the pBuzz has a range of 6 notes through its movable slide. The slide positions are outlined by color, note name and also slide positions 1 - 6 so children can learn in many ways, from traditional notation to a note color system, to help aid understanding of pitch and varying length.
pBuzz lessons are the ideal preparation for brass section classes.
Winds for kids
Recorder, saxonett and pBuzz® classes for kids 5-9 years old!
Windcraft offers individual lessons on traditional song with Elena Xyda.
In the lessons you will:
> explore the vocal repertoire of our musical neighbourhood
> focus on the music of the Aegean (Asia Minor coast, Aegean islands), up to the music of Constantinople, as well as other music traditions that derived from there (smyrneiko and rebetiko song)
> approach the interpretation of the songs through learning about the stylistic characteristics of the music idioms and analyzing their melodic and rhythmic structure.
Songs of tradition
with Elena Xyda
Windcraft offers group singing lessons in the form of a vocal ensemble, under the guidance of Elena Xyda.
The lessons aim at cultivating vocal expression and exploring the various roles of voice in an ensemble. Focusing on the repertoire of the music traditions of our region, we will work on the melody, rhythm and harmony of the songs, before we interpret them, taking over and exchanging roles in regards to these three elements. Furthermore, the ensemble will have the possibility to perform in concerts and other events.
The lessons are open to people with, at least some basic, experience in singing.
Vocal ensemble with Elena Xyda
Exploring our voices through collective expression
Drumming is a fun way of working on synchronising the body’s rhythms, connecting the two hemispheres of the brain and stimulating new understanding on ourselves and our capabilities. Scientific research has proven that drumming reduces stress, strengthens immunity, reduces blood pressure, reduces pain and helps with socio-emotional disorders. To experience all the useful effects, it’s not enough listening to the game, you need to drum in person! Nothing beats the feeling of being in a djembe group, vibrating and releasing pent up energy!
At Windcraft we offer djembe group lessons for children above 8 years, as well as for adults! Classes take place on Mondays.
Contact us for more information!
Agni Sacca has been studying ethnic musical traditions since 1995. She has studied African drums, didgeridoo and frame drums and trained in Ghana, USA and Germany. Since 2013, she has been teaching the course of Instrumentology at the Benenzon International Academy and continues to teach African percussion and conduct workshops all over Cyprus. —Rhythm is a guiding force in our lives, be it in the way we breathe, speak, play or interact with others and drumming is one of the gateways into this amazing, essential world.
African drumming with Agni Sacca
We offer individual or group lessons on all levels of classical and jazz music theory as well as on other theoretical subjects for those wishing to deepen their music knowledge.
We also offer individual aural training, which is an invaluable tool for all musicians and a prerequisite for attending the ABRSM or Trinity exams.