College Conservatory

The Athens College - Psychico College Conservatory provides music lessons to students of the College, as well as to students from other schools and to adults who wish to study voice or an instrument or who have professional artistic aspirations. The curriculum covers all ages: from inspiring very young children to listen, feel and move to music all the way through to preparing them for admission to Greek and foreign music universities.

Instruction in the playing of instruments is provided individually, while general music studies are taught in classes according to one’s level.  Highly trained professionals, with rich teaching experience, offer lessons in monody, contemporary vocal techniques, as well as instruments such as piano, violin, cello, viola, flute, saxophone, guitar, harmonium, electric guitar, electric bass, and drums.  The Conservatory also offers classes in all levels of advanced music theory.

With the extension of the school day, Elementary School students in 1st and 2nd grades can now use the time creatively by participating in the School Chorus, in music appreciation and music-kinetic classes, or in group instrument lessons (violin, viola, cello, fife, guitar) at no additional tuition cost.  Alternatively, they can take private lessons which carry special tuition costs in order to learn to play an instrument (piano, guitar, violin, cello, viola and flute).

Alongside the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports’ analytic program, Conservatory student are offered the opportunity to follow the internationally recognized British system of musical studies, that of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), and to prepare for acquisition of the corresponding degrees.  Students’ progress is monitored by a British commission through performance assessments carried out at our School.  It should be noted that students who have passed Grade 5 in music theory and performance meet the criteria required for enrollment in IBDP music courses, whilst those who have achieved Grade 6 and above (again in both theory and performance) earn UCAS points, thus facilitating their admission into universities abroad. These points are valid for areas of study other than music.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Admission for beginners to the Athens College – Psychico College Conservatory is through a simple registration process that does not carry additional fees.  For enrollment in advanced classes, students will be required to audition / take qualifying exams for which they must register by September 15
th at the latest. 

Diplomas granted by the Conservatory are recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports (decision No. 29558/1750/18.09.92 G.G 598/B/92) and, therefore, give holders all the professional rights attached to them

Enrollment in any Conservatory course entitles students to a weekly one-hour lesson in music pre-education or to classes in music theory, harmony and solfeggio, depending on the level of study.

In order to support the School’s effort to create a symphony orchestra, HAEF offers a discount to College students who attend the Conservatory and take up an orchestral instrument.  The discount applies to all students up to the Lower Diploma and continues beyond the Lower Diploma for those students who participate regularly in the Athens College – Psychico College “College Symphony Orchestra.”

All Conservatory students may participate in concerts organized throughout the school year on the HAEF campuses. All Conservatory activities begin two weeks after the start of the school year and end in the beginning of June.

Elementary School

 

A.C. 1stGrade:

Friday 14:30-15:55

A.C. 2nd Grade:

Thursday 14:30-15:55

P.C. 1st Grade:

Tuesday 14:30-15:55

P.C. 2nd Grade:

Monday 14:30-15:55

3rd– 6th Grades:

Wednesday 14:15-15:35 or Friday 16:00-17:20 (with the possibility of using the School bus upon departure); alternatively, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday 16:00-17:20.

1st -6th Grades:

Saturday at the Psychico campus, with the possibility of taking both music and sports classes (swimming, tennis)

 

Junior High – High School

Conservatory lessons take place after the end of the normal school day or on Saturday