“Seminar music programs in penitentiary institutions.”
Thanasis Polykandriotis, having spent several years in the field of education and having organized seminar courses in major educational institutions in the country, conservatories, school complexes, University institutions, etc. In his capacity as a specialist scientist at the University of Western Macedonia, in the rank of lecturer, he has prepared a course for the country’s penitentiaries.
After the musical events of Thanasis Polykandriotis in prison shops in Avlona and Korydallos, it was found that the detainees treated the music with great enthusiasm but also showed special interest in musical instruments. Driven by this reaction of the prisoners, it has taken care of 2 thematic sections, which will arouse the interest of the prisoners, will motivate them to deal with an object such as music and most importantly, the fact that they will be given an alternative
proposal for professional rehabilitation after being released from prison. In addition, their involvement with music will give them a new perspective within the penitentiary, they will be able to work their free time, study in groups and through this whole process to create their own works.
The first thematic unit concerns the learning of folk musical instruments. Instrumental music teachers, soloists and virtuosos of the genre, will introduce those interested to the world of music. Guitar, tzouras, baglamas, violin, clarinet, percussion, singing – vocals will give them the opportunity to discover new aspects of their personality, to do something new and to learn to play a musical instrument, an opportunity they have never had before.
The 2nd thematic unit concerns the construction and maintenance of musical instruments. An art not at all saturated nowadays and very interesting. A job that could be promoted to a professional career. They will learn from beginning to end, all the stages of handmade construction of musical instruments and will animate their own creation with their own hands.