A new school of “modern music” to offer an alternative education in Faro

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The Faro Musicians Association (Associação Recreativa e Cultural de Músicos, or ARCM) has announced the launch of a new music school, called Escola de Música Moderna do Sul (EMMS, or School of Modern Music of the South).

The school is based at the association’s headquarters in the city’s former beer factory and was officially unveiled to the public on Wednesday September 15.

The aim is to offer an alternative form of music education, similar to the music education of many ARCM associates.

“As the artistic background of many of our associates did not necessarily include musical education in its classical form, many of these musicians are looking for alternative ways to learn music, which is why the idea was born to create a music school with options in many different fields. modern music, ”said ARCM President João Melro.

There will be something for everyone, from those taking their first steps in the world of music to those looking to improve their singing skills. The school will also offer lessons in guitar, drums, saxophone, piano, bass, double bass and trumpet, school principal Ricardo Coelho announced.

The school is now accepting applications, classes should start on October 4th. Prices vary between € 80 and € 140.

The ARCM was founded in 1990 and has since served as a refuge for the cultural development of Faro, offering local musicians and artists a place to express and develop their talents.

In 2013, the association faced a threat to its survival when it was kicked out of its headquarters. However, it eventually moved to its current facilities in the city’s former beer factory.

The association’s headquarters have three stages and 14 rehearsal rooms, the birthplace of groups and artists spanning the genres of rock, jazz, punk, metal, hip-hop and more.

More information about the school and its courses can be found on the school’s Facebook page (search for “Escola de Música Moderna do Sul”) or by e-mail ([email protected]).

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