Full Year Studies for Lyre Players

| 10 courses, 77 lessons, a full year of study

| Re-watch the lessons again and again

| Learn anywhere, anytime

| From $999 now just $599 for 12 months access

This is for anyone wanting to start learning how to play the lyre from scratch and eventually become an advanced lyre player. There is no need for previous music knowledge, just the desire to commit yourself to an amazing year of lyre studies!

At the end of the year
you will know how to: 

  • Hold and tune your lyre.
  • Play with both hands.
  • Play dozens of original ancient greek tunes!
  • Play dozens of modern songs by Led Zeppelin, Beethoven, Madredeus, Céline Dion, Louis Armstrong, Vivaldi, Mozart, Kansas, Berlin and more!
  • Play several advanced techniques: arpeggios, harmonics, chords, muting chords, fast-tempo and polyphonic playing!
  • Play several rhythms and exercise as an advanced player.
  • Read sheet music with notes and rhythmic values.
  • Impress an audience with confidence.

Enroll and get...

  • 12 months full access
  • $999 now just $599
  • 10 premium courses included
  • 77 lessons (step-by-step)
  • Fast loading HD videos
  • Crystal clear sound
  • Access from any device (computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Re-watch the videos as many times as you like
  • Only $29.00 per month if you want to extend your studies after the first 12 months!

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Improve your lyre-playing

with smile-inducing lessons on everything you need to know about:


Ancient Melodies


Modern Melodies

Ancient Modes







Muting technique


Music theory


Live performance

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The Courses Included are:


Down to the Basics

Lyre 101 (8 Lessons)

All you need to know to start having fun with your lyre. Learn to play two ancient tunes & a Led Zeppelin song!

Suggested Time: 8 weeks


Two-handed Playing

Lyre 102 (8 Lessons)

Adding the left hand makes a world of difference! Learn arpeggios, basic harmonics, and three great songs. 

Suggested Time: 8 weeks


Rhythm and Lyre

Lyre 103 (8 Lessons)

For Plato, music needs rhythm to find its way to the secret places of the soul. Add rhythm to your playing and learn three more songs!

Suggested Time: 8 weeks


Music Theory on a Lyre

Lyre 200 (8 Lessons)

Learn music theory (in a smile-inducing way) as the ancient Greeks used to: on a lyre! Learn how to read sheet music, rhythm, rests, etc. and unlock your lyre-learning potential!

Suggested Time: 8 weeks


Play Chords on a Lyre

Lyre 201 (8 Lessons)

It’s time to gain an amazing skill that will make you a well-rounded lyre player. Master your chords playing by learning great songs such as “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Amelie”, etc.

Suggested Time: 8 weeks


Muting Technique on a Lyre

Lyre 202 (7 Lessons)

According to historians, muting was the common way of playing the lyre in ancient Greece. Learn a new skill while playing Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons”, the "Epitaph of Seikilos" etc.

Suggested Time: 7 weeks


Ancient Modes on a Lyre

Lyre 203 (9 Lessons)

This is your chance to make your lyre playing sound more… ancient! Learn all seven ancient modes (Dorios, Phrygios, etc.) plus nine ancient-inspired melodies! 

Suggested Time: 9 weeks


6 Ancient Melodies

Lyre 301 (7 Lessons)

Step by step instruction on how to play the most impressive ancient melodies that survive until today in just one course, by combining advanced lyre playing techniques. 

Suggested Time: 7 weeks


8 Modern Melodies

Lyre 302 (8 Lessons)

Impress your audience by mastering several playing techniques. Learn to play songs by Metallica, Kansas, Céline Dion, Louis Armstrong, and more!

Suggested Time: 8 weeks


Advanced Lyre Playing

Lyre 303 (6 Lessons)

Master advanced techniques such as harmonics, eighth & sixteenth notes, arpeggios, fast-tempo, and polyphonic playing while learning well-known melodies such as “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by W. A. Mozart, and “The Last of the Mohicans”!

Suggested Time: 7 weeks

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Music learning as it should be

True learning must be fun and effective. Period.

Fun & productive videos

Step-by-step and smile-inducing tutorials with fast-loading HD videos and crystal clear sound.

Watch from any device

Online video lessons on your computer, tablet, or smartphone! Full access no matter the device.

Re-watch the lessons

Watch the videos you want again and again anytime you want in order to practice on your lyre!

Sheet music that makes sense

Tired of trying to figure out how to play a song by reading sheet music for piano or guitar? What you get is sheet music written exclusively for your instrument!

Progress at your own pace

Study each course whenever you want in order to fit it into your daily schedule and lifestyle!

Certifications upon request

Study alongside our highly-experienced and certified instructors and get your certification after completing your studies. 

Meet your instructor




Teaching: Lyre and Music Theory

Lina Palera is a world-renowned lyre player and a certified music instructor with teaching experience at music schools in UK, Greece and abroad, working both with adults and children.

She travels around Greece and abroad giving live performances at museums, festivals, educational institutions, conferences and other venues. Read more...

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