(Gymnasium & Lyceum)

Established in 2000, the Music School of Heraklion is a pioneering secondary state school located in the outskirts of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete – the largest island of Greece.
The School, which numbers around 300 pupils aged from 12 to 17 year old, follows the standard six-year Greek national curriculum in addition to a particularly extensive and diversified music education syllabus. Every year the school admits 90 new pupils and the duration of the study is six years in total. On average, our students receive daily music lessons  by 50 highly specialised music tutors.

Students can benefit not only from one-to-one tuition in up to three instruments, but are also encouraged to explore different music instruments, music traditions, performance practices and genres.
Some of the students at the Music School of Heraklion choose to focus in local instruments performance such as the Cretan lyre and lute while others choose to learn to play more popular western instruments such as classical piano, violin, guitar, flute etc.

Instrumental tuition is supported by weekly theory lessons in Western music, Greek folk and Byzantine chant. Every student of the Music school of Heraklion is given frequent opportunities to take part in various music groups such as choir, orchestra, rock band and chamber music ensembles and to perform in public.
The Music School of Heraklion plays a vital role in the cultural and concert life of Crete while, a number of its graduates are pursuing highly successful careers in music and in academia, both in Greece and abroad.

Gournes Pediados, 71500 Heraklion


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