Instructors

  • Musicology/Solfege

    Dr. Rula Jaradat

    Jordan

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s in music with a concentration in Qanun, Yarmouk University, 2005, Jordan.

    • MA in Arabic Music with a concentration in Qanun, Yarmouk University, 2007, Jordan.

    • Certificate in Arabic Music Singing, Opera House of Egypt, 2015 Egypt.

    • PhD in Musicology, Higher Institute of Arabic Music, 2016, Egypt.

    Experience:

    • Music Lecturer, 2009-2018, Yarmouk University, Jordan.

    • Qanun and Arabic Singing teacher at the Yarmouk University.

    • Worked in the Ministry of Education in Jordan as a music teacher in schools.

    • Won many awards in school competitions.

    • Participated in many workshops in Qanun and singing.

  • Flute

    Barbara van der Graaf

    Netherlands

    Qualifications:

    • Teaching Certificate, Fontys Conservatory, 2000, Netherlands.

    • Bachelor’s in Music for teaching and performing, Hoge school voormuziek, 2002, Netherlands.

    • MA in Music, Hogeschool Zuyd, 2003, Netherlands.

    Experience:

    • Began her flute studies at the Brabants Conservatory as a student of Hanni Barendrecht.

    • Received her master’s degree in 2003 under the mentorship of Leon Berendse (solo flutist of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra)

    • Flute teacher, Harmony Concordia, 1997-2003, Netherlands.

    • Flute teacher, De Muzenberg Music Education Foundation, 2003-2009, Netherlands.

    • Flute Instructor, Hertogenbosch Regional Music School, 2013-2018, Netherlands.

  • Piano/Music Theory

    Noor Al Qassim

    Bahrain

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Management, Canadian University College, 2005, Bahrain.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in music, Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts, 2011, Austria.

    • Master's Degree in Music, Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts, 2015, Austria.

    Experience:

    • Started playing the piano in 1989 and received her first piano lessons at the Classic Institute of Music in Bahrain under the guidance of many professors, among which: Prof. Rumyana Ganova (Bulgaria).

    • Assistant Teacher for piano, theory, Solfeggio, at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts, 2011-2017, Austria.

    • Consultant, United Nations, 2017, Austria.

    • Founder and Director, BEL CANTO Artist Management and Culture Relations Exchange, 2018-present, Austria.

  • Piano

    Brittany Anjou

    New York, USA

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s in Music, New York University, 2006, New York.

    • Contemporary Classical Composition, NYU in Prague, 2005, Czech Republic.

    • West African Popular Music and Rhythmic Theory, University of Ghana, 2006, Ghana.

    Experience:

    • Studied at New York University, Stanford Jazz Workshop, The School for Improvisational Music in New York, alumni of Essentially Ellington / Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    • Practiced as an artist involving intercultural exchange through music improvisation and performance, with jazz, classical, Arabic music, world music, rock, pop, and improvisation.

    • Piano teacher, Private Studio, 2000-2001, Seattle, WA.

    • Piano teacher, Private Studio, 2002-2018, NYC, NY.

    • Piano Instructor, Brooklyn Music Lessons, 2008-2015, NY.

    • As an artist, musician and teacher, she came out of the American music and jazz education system – a deep New York canon of world music masters coming together to create music and music languages through jazz and improvisation.

  • Violin

    Manuel Druminski

    Germany

    Qualifications:

    • MA in Music, Academy for Music and Theatre in Munich, 2006, Germany.

    • Doctorate in Musical Arts, Academy for Music and Theatre in Munich, 2009, Germany.

    Experience:

    • Concertmaster, Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, 2009-2017, Germany.

    • Concertmaster, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, 2017-2018, Germany.

    • Studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Prof. Ana Chumachenco.

    • Performed solo recitals and as a concertmaster around the world.

    • Taken part as a guest-lecturer in many International Violin Masterclasses and workshops around the globe and has been a helping hand in promoting both classical and contemporary music.