Teachers

Preparation for Musical Schools

Teaching - Registrar of POLYPHONICA VOICES and POLYPHONICA DANCE TEAM
Elli was born and raised in Corfu, where her music education begun (classical-jazz piano, participation in Corfu’s children choir). She graduated from the Sociology Department of the University of Crete (2005).  On a postgraduate level, her academic interest focused on the field of Ethnomusicology. She received her MA degree in University of Limerick, Ireland (2006).Elli completed her Ph.D. with distinction (2015) in the Music Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, under the guidance of professor Pavlos Kavouras. Meanwhile, her research was funded by the...

Polyphonica Voices

Teaching
Myrto Ticof was born and raised in Athens. She graduated from the Music High School of Pallini, where she studied byzantine, traditional greek and classical music, from the Music Studies Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Dipartimento di Storia delle Arti e Conservazione dei Beni Artistici of Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy). Meanwhile, she studied classical piano and theory of music. Specialized in music pedagogy, she studied further the Kodaly method at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet (Hungary) as well as Orff and Dalcroze methods. She continued her studies...
Chorusmaster - Teaching
Mariza Vamvoukli was born and raised on the island of Lesvos. She graduated with honors from the Department of Music Studies at the Aristotelian Polytechnic of Thessaloniki. Simultaneously, she studied piano, accordion, theory of music and theatrical movement. She furthered her studies with a post-graduate scholarship in England at Middlesex University in the Department of Music Education and at York University on the subject of Community Music or “Music in Society” (music activity and appreciation, mostly for underprivileged groups).From 2003 on, she has taught as a tenured music teacher at...
Elsa Kundig
Τeaching - Registrar of POLYPHONICA DRUMS TEAM
Elsa Kundig was born in Athens of a Swiss father and Greek mother. She graduated from the Music High School of Pallini, majoring in cello. She studied psychology in Athens at the Panteion University and ethnomusicology in England at SOAS, the University of London. She trained in storytelling narration at the International School of Storytelling in Sussex, England. She has also attended numerous seminars in voice, music-pedagogy and music-therapy. She loves choral singing and has been a member of different vocal groups (community choirs, traditional polyphonic groups, and the choir of the...

POLYPHONICA DRUMS TEAM

musician, actor, performer, drums teacher
Michalis Afolanyo was born in 1980 to Nigerian immigrants in Athens, Greece (where he lives to this day), Michalis is co-founder of the music/dance theatrical group ANASA (2005) which studies and gives performances of rhythmic dances and myths (with West African influences). This group has developed into a cultural center for African art and cultures. With ANASA (from 2011 to date), he teaches the rhythms of West Africa and accompanies workshops with African percussion instruments and designs cultural activities for primary schools.    

Polyphonica Drums Team

Ηead of the percussion section - Teaching
Giorgos Fasolis is a Professor of Advanced Music Theory and traditional ethnic percussion instruments. He is a graduate of the two-year professional cycles of studies of Music and Movement “Carl Orff”. He has attended the seminars on percussion instruments of Petros Kourtis, Zohar Fresco, Glen Velez, STOMP as well as the seminars on music-education Kodaly, Dalcroze, and others for theatre and multi-media expression in Greece and abroad. Recently, he attended a seminar of advanced training from EEMAPE (The Union of Primary School Educators in Music) regarding the new music books for the public...

POLYPHONICA DANCE

teaching
Born in Athens, Greece, Candy Karra is an honor student in the pedagogical department for primary education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and of the Niki Kontaxaki Professional Performers School of Dance. She has attended practical and theoretical seminars in Greece and abroad on modern dance, creative expression, acrobatics, improvisation, contact improvisation and performance.As performer these past years, she was worked with choreographers, dance and dance/theatre groups such as Artemis Lampiri‘s MAN, Fotis Nikolaou’s “X-it”, Constantinos Rigos’ OKTANA, “Dancers”, “...
Head of the dance section/teaching
Βorn in 1977, John Nikolaides is a graduate of the Greek National School of Dance. As dancer, he has participated with the dance groups Griffon, Oktana, Edafos Dance Theatre along with many others, and as choreographer with other choreographers in dance, theatre, and opera productions.On his own and in conjunction with others, he has choreographed performances and projects presented at festivals in Greece and abroad. He has specialized in movement in theatrical productions and televised advertisement spots, while simultaneously teaching modern dance in studios and dance schools in Athens and...