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Electric Guitar

The Electric Guitar has the same tuning as the Classical, Acoustic and Semi-Acoustic guitars. It uses metal strings and its sound is only audible when connected to an amplifier. The sound from the strings is transformed to electric signals by … Read More

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Voice

The Voice discipline is focused on pop/rock/jazz styles and you will learn all the vocal techniques which will allow you to use your voice without harming it, making it shine in all of its potential. You will learn your vocal … Read More

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Harpsichord

This ancient keyboard instrument produces the sound of pinched strings through an interesting mechanism inside. With a unique timbre, the harpsichord produces always the same intensity of sound, whether you use more or less pressure on the keys. The art … Read More

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Composition Analysis and Techniques

The discipline of Composition Analysis and Techniques is part of the official curriculum of the specialized course of music at the secondary level. In this discipline you will learn how to understand the musical language from every period of History, … Read More

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Joana Seara

Lisbon-born Joana Seara completed her university degree in journalism and worked on a national arts newspaper before moving to London and entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She won several awards and was supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation, … Read More

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José Miguel Rodilla

Was born in Valencia, Spain. He studied conducting, musical composition and clarinet at the Valencia, Alicante, Rotterdam and Salzburg Mozarteum Conservatories, and gained an Honours Degree in Conducting with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (LRSM). Additional studies have … Read More

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Tuba

The Tuba is the instrument that produces the lowest pitched notes and is very popular for its big size. Just like with the other brass instruments, yhe first challenge you have to overcome with the horn is the buzzing, the technique … Read More

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Horn

The Horn produces medium to high pitched notes and you can recognize it by its soft sound. . The first challenge you have to overcome with the trumpet is the buzzing, the technique of producing a controlled sound through lips … Read More

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Trombone

The Trombone produces medium to low pitch notes and is very popular for its slide that stretches up to six positions. The first challenge to overcome on the trombone is the buzzing, the technique of producing a controlled sound through lips … Read More

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Trumpet

The Trumpet produces medium to high pitch notes and is one of the most ancient instruments that exists. For its loud and strong sound it has always been used in a military context to organize big crowds of soldiers, and it … Read More

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Saxophone

The saxophone is a wind instrument with one reed and it’s the most recent among the classical instruments. It was invented by Adolphe Sax in the 19th century, aiming to sound as loud as brass instruments (which sound is produced through … Read More

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Renewal of Registration 18/19

A new school year is arriving and we want to guarantee vacancies to all of our students! For that to happen, all students must renew their registration within the deadlines to guarantee their teacher and the best schedules. The Headmaster’s … Read More

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Bassoon

The bassoon is a wind instrument with double reed which produces low pitch notes. It is known by its dry but very rich sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the bassoon will be overcome each day by mastering … Read More

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Oboe

The oboe is a wind instrument with double reed which produces medium to high pitch notes. It is known by its nasal and intense sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the oboe will be overcome each day by … Read More

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Clarinet

The clarinet is a wind instrument with one reed, which produces low to medium pitch notes. It is known by its full and soft velvet sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the clarinet will be overcome each day … Read More

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Singing Voice

The art of Singing uses the only living music instrument in the Planet: the voice. Everyone can sing, although not all people were encouraged to do so. Yet, the vocal chords are a very delicate and have to be very … Read More

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Instruments Ensemble

Playing an instrument is great but playing instruments with friends is awesome. Here, the hearing is improved and finely tuned among all the musicians. You overcome the challenges of keeping the tempo, of following the dynamics and working together on … Read More

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Choir

A regular choral activity promotes the harmonic sensibility of the hearing and develops autonomy, enabling the chorister to keep his melodic line independently from the other voices. The choral practice is an intense musical experience as the choir grows technically … Read More

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Fees 2019/20

The candidate must fill an application form which puts him automatically in the waiting list. This form has no costs and does not compromise neither the student nor the Music School. This Form is filled exclusively on the Secretary (we … Read More

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Marta Xavier

Portuguese artist, Marta Xavier has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in Europe, the United States and China, and as a soloist with the CSU Symphony Orchestra and the Orquestra Académica Metropolitana. She is delighted to perform regularly with … Read More

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