For over 25 years ...
... Nick Vargemezis motivated people in Greece to make music – no matter what qualifications they have or age. His formula for success is a mix of scientific research, practical experience and the consistent desire to make the learning process easy and natural.
Although the essence of what constitutes modern education and successful learning is not readily tangible, important characteristics can be identified – characteristics, which are always at the forefront of Nick Vargemezis courses.
Learning is easy.
Even if this wasn't true for most of us when we studied Mathematics or Geography, in reality our brain absorbs and processes everything that we do and learn that brings us joy. Thus, music is the perfect input. When we do things in a playful manner, time goes by quickly. When we make music, time passes quicker with every beat we play. Studying feels like a leisure activity.
Those who make music are winners. Science has shown, that people who learn to play an instrument are able to concentrate more easily, have more refined communication skills and benefit from having an improved mood. Social interaction takes place more effortlessly – especially when music is taught in a group. During group lessons companionship replaces competition. That's was the most important reason for the creation of Vernal Music Orchestra.
Nick Vargemezis has created a unique method based on findings from learning and teaching research. What motivates and inspires us? How do we learn effectively? How do we achieve our goals quickly? His students don’t have to ask these questions. For them it is just important to make unimagined progress. Without pressure, stress or constraints. He make way for enthusiasm!
Nick Vargemezis convey fun and excitement, where other teacher may be known for their narrow-mindedness. No other way of teaching would be acceptable to him because he is born-and-bred musician.
And this is exactly what learning should feel like. He cares about having a great time together which is also why he believe that making mistakes is part of the learning process. His students progress quickly and are having fun all along the way. Consequently, they are becoming both self-confident and tolerant. Things that might be unthinkable in traditional and conservative school concepts are in the order of the day at his courses.
Educational materials are no exception to Nick Vargemezis's rule: He do it his own way! The market is overflowing with study kits and teaching materials from different providers – but he trust and rely on his own experience. That is why he assign his most successful students to decide which exercises and music themes are the most efficient and fun for them at their daily practice.
Nick Vargemezis Curriculum is the common thread that runs through the students – a practical collection of topics and songs combining everything that has to be taught.