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The educational programs organized by IEMA are based on the Institute's objectives and comprise of seminars, workshops, educational projects and production of educational material.

Seminars & Workshops

Lecture on Acoustics and Musical Acoustics see Lectures IEMA


Seminar on building greek traditional string instruments

The duration of the seminar is 4 months with 6 hours a week. During the seminar the participants are learning all the technics of building traditional string instruments more over they are building each one an instrument that he/she can take after the completion of the seminar.

Costs are 250€ inscription and instruments material plus 10€ every hour.

The participants after the completion get et certification of knowledge on instrument building.

 Tutor of the seminar is Theophilos Lazarou (graduated from

the Scuola di liuteria di Milano).

More information: +30-6978-63.77.84 or +30-210-33.10.129

Till now 4 such seminars are accomplished educating 16 instruments builders





WORKSHOP: Care and Maintenance of Classical String Instruments




IEMA was collaborator on the National project "MELNA - Education and Culture" from1994 till 2004 organizing training seminars and producing educational material. This project is a joint initiative of the Greek ministries of Culture and Education aiming to introduce new music educational methods to schools. IEMA's participation in this project focuses on the field of music education. A series of CD-ROMs, special software and publications have been created and distributed in schools. :

- "MELINA" Educational Program - Introduction of new music educational methods in schools

More detail on the material is available (in Greek) here



Training program on Music Education and Cultural Management

A 400-hour training program for music educators and animators in conjunction with "MENTOR" Educational Institute and "MELINA" Educational Program.


Lecturers: Tom Mays, Kostas Moschos, Lefteris Grigoriou, Anargyros Deniozos.


Music Acoustics: Principles of sound, scales, instrument acoustics, space acoustics, intervals, winding.



"Eniha" - European Union Training Program for the Construction of Music Instruments

One of IEMA's aims is the creation of work placements and training programs concerning the construction of musical instruments. This goal was fulfilled under the project "Eniha" which was financially supported by the Greek ministry of Culture and EU funds. The project was realized between 1991 and 1992.

Response to the program was significant reaching the number of 120 applications for participation. From these twenty students were selected to attend the course which included theoretical (theory of traditional music, development of hearing, listening to instruments etc) and practical approaches to the topic. Three different practical strands were followed: a) string instruments, b) wind instruments and c) multi-string instruments. During the "Eniha" project participation reached the sum of 40 people who are currently working as instrument makers or instructors of instrument making.


- Three-day seminar on Electronic Music in conjunction with Patras Conservatory.