Anyone interested in taking part in the Paros Jazz Academy please contact :

Mrs. Athena Perantinou- Tel:  (0030) 6934338578 

e-mail:   or  apply directly through this web site.

Details and philosophy of the jazz program:

During this course, depending on your skill level, your goals and your time constraints, we will try to help you break it all down and raise the level of performance of each participant. We will try through our experience to face all the issues surrounding your interrogations in music. We will show you through different methods and examples how to transcribe, be disciplined and write for example your own exercises. We will try to teach you how and what to listen to in order to develop your ears. We will talk about time and energy and the importance of practicing slowly. By listening to other types of music, we will try to be imaginative, and by playing together we will try to simply have fun.

We will study the main harmonic progressions, blues and jazz standards.

We will study the role of different functions: soloist, rhythm section, relationship with other musicians in the group.

Notions of form, rhythm, phrasing… and how to integrate these parameters in a musical improvisation.

Improvisation in various forms: chord changes, free…

Ear training.

How to strengthen the sense of “time”.

Tips for listening to music.

Instrumental technique, how to practice and explore his own instrument.

Mental management of stage fright, solo playing, energy during a performance.

Throughout the course, attention remains focused on the awareness of gestures, relaxation, body and listening.

Courses are taught orally, it is advisable for everyone to take notes and/or to record.

Joe Quitzke about Qi Gong:

Qi Gong consists of a warm up in the style of the Shaolin monks from South China. This warm up is about enforcement of the muscles with relaxation of the ligaments, associated to working on concentration. Auto-massages technique and posture of the body is also used to aim this goal.

Provisional Timetable (detailed full program of the course-activities- concerts will be announced shortly)

Day one, July 7: Arrival and registration at Perantinos Travel/Pisso Livadi.

Meeting in Albatross hotel , first contact between students and teachers.

21.00 Opening teachers performance

July 8 until July 12:

9.45 until 10:30  introduction to Qi Gong by Joe Quitzke

10.30 – 12.30: classes by instrument/vocal

12.30 – 13.30: music listening, analyze, discussion

13.30 – 15.30: lunch time

15.30 – 17.00: workshops for small ensembles

Jam sessions will be organized at the hotel Albatross in Logaras Beach at night.

Teachers will give  concerts . The final dates will be announced shortly.

Final concert by Students Ensembles on July 12

Departure day, July 13