Dr. Rula Jaradat
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.
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.
Barbara van der Graaf
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.
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.
Noor Al Qassim
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.
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.
New York, USA
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.
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.
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.
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.