Teaching Lyre to Advanced

Everything you need to start teaching lyre to advanced students, mindfully packed into one course: thoroughly tested, effective, smile-inducing, and versatile teaching material, along with practical tips on how to get the most out of your student's learning experience. What's more, this is the second step to becoming a recommended lyre tutor by the LyreAcademy for your local community.

This course is for competent lyre players, who have successfully completed the Masterclass Tutor 101i and Tutor 102i, and preferably for (but not restricted to) graduates of the academy's Full-Year Studies program. What's more, it is for lyres of any type with at least 7 strings.*

At the end of the course you will know how to...

  • Teach lyre theory to advanced players
  • Adapt any piece of music to a students' lyre range
  • Teach how to play two different rhythms on the same song
  • Teach the sharp-pressing technique
  • Transform a simple melody to a more advanced and complex one
  • Harmonize advanced melodies
  • Adapt advanced melodies for the lyre
  • Teach the Seikilos Epitaph, an ancient Greek melody
  • Teach the Hurrian Hymn, the oldest surviving melody
  • Teach the 2nd Delphic Hymn, an ancient Greek melody
  • Teach nine contemporary melodies, including Amélie, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones theme songs, a Jazz song, and Manos Hadjidakis' compositions
  • Become a better lyre tutor

* Do you own a lyre with more strings? The course can be done by students with a lyre or a kithara with 7 or more strings. Simple and step-by-step videos are available to prepare your lyre for the courses (including tuning).


To Whom is this Masterclass for?

Ready to start accepting really advanced students? Let's see how a competent lyre tutor can guide an advanced lyre player to master his musical instrument further. 

Plus: Extra Teaching Material


Lesson 1 : Adapting a Melody on a Students' Lyre Range

What can you do with extra-low notes that your students' lyres cannot play? What about the higher ones? Let's see how a lyre tutor can adapt a melody to a specific lyre's range. 

Plus: Practical tips, theory, and a lyre music sheet


Lesson 2 : Playing Different Rhythms in One Song; The Hurrian Hymn

It is time to teach your students the oldest surviving song of humankind, the Hurrian Hymn, from the 14th century BC. While doing so, you will smoothly guide them on how to change rhythms while playing the same song. 

Plus: Practical tips, theory, and a lyre music sheet


Lesson 3 : Teaching the Sharp-Pressing Technique

Another amazing, but also advanced, Lyre playing skill for your students; the famous sharp-pressing technique. Let's see how you can teach it using simple and effective exercises. 

Plus: Practical tips, theory, and exercises


Lesson 4 : Teaching the 2nd Delphic Hymn

It is time to teach your students their first melody using sharps, the 2nd Delphic Hymn from ancient Greece!

Plus: Practical tips, theory, and a lyre music sheet


Lesson 5 : How to Harmonize a Simple Melody

Did you know that you can take whatever simple melody you want and harmonize it to a more advanced and complex song in order to teach it to your advanced lyre students? In this lesson, we are going to see step by step the process. 

Plus: Practical tips, theory & exercises


Lesson 6 : How to Harmonize a Melody using chords

Let's take our skill of harmonizing simple melodies and move on to the next level! It is time for you to learn how to harmonize advanced melodies by adding chords and muting chords. Welcome to the lesson "Harmonizing a Melody 102"!

Plus: Practical tips, theory & exercises


Lesson 7 : From Jazz to the ancient Lyre

Harmonizing a Melody 103. Let's see how you can take any jazz sheet music and adapt it to a melody that your advanced students can play on their lyres! 

Plus: Practical tips, theory, and a lyre music sheet


Lesson 8 : Harmonizing an Advanced Melody for a Lyre

Harmonizing a Melody 104. In this lesson, we are going to apply what we have learned in this course by harmonizing an advanced and quite demanding melody to be played on an ancient lyre. 

Plus: Practical tips, theory, and a lyre music sheet


Lesson 9 : How to Become a Better Lyre Tutor?


Where do I go from here? Becoming a Recommended Lyre Tutor for your local community by the LyreAcademy

So, you have just finished all the masterclasses on teaching the lyre (Tutor 101i, 102i and 103i) and want to become a "recommended lyre tutor" by the LyreAcademy? Here is what you have to do for that! 

Enroll in this Semester

Start your lyre study today!

Enroll and get...

  • Full access to a whole semester for just $597 $397.
  • Immediate access to 3 courses and 30+ lessons.
  • Including access for 6 months.
  • Crystal clear sound.
  • Fast loading HD videos.
  • Lesson handouts with extras.
  • Music music sheets/tablatures for lyres.
  • $29/month if you want to extend your access.

Who is your Instructor?

Lina Palera is a world-renowned lyre player and a charismatic teacher with more than a decade of experience in music schools and educational institutions in the United Kingdom, Greece and abroad, working with adults and children too. She travels a lot for live performances at museums, festivals, conferences and other venues. 

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