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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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Transverse Flute

The transverse flute produces medium to high pitch notes, and we usually hear it playing quick sequences of  many notes. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the flute will be overcome each day, mastering the way your blow behaves in … Read More

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Piano

The piano is with no doubt the most popular classical instrument. It’s an instrument where the maths of music is visually clear, with all the notes displayed from octave to octave just waiting for our fingers. And it is an instrument … Read More

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Classical Guitar

The Classical Guitar is a plucked strings instrument which means that the sound is produced by the fingers plucking the strings. Its six strings produce notes from low to medium pitch, and you can either play melodies on a single … Read More

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Double Bass

The Double Bass is the biggest bow instrument and also the one who reaches the lowest notes. Its sound is produced through the friction of the bow on its thick strings or through the pizzicato. It belongs to the family of … Read More

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Viola

The Viola is known for its deep and full sound, producing low notes within a small bodied instrument. In the orchestra, it has the fundamental role of approaching the high and the low pitches from the other string instruments, playing intermediate … Read More

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Cello

The Cello is an instrument whose sound is produced through the friction of the bow on the strings or through the pizzicato. It has a lower pitch than the violin and the viola, but higher than the double bass, all instruments … Read More

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Violin

The violin produces a medium to high pitch sound, with its characteristic long notes full of vibratto. What, you don’t know what vibratto is? Well, we can tell you it is one of the many techniques you will learn while playing … Read More

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