Michalis Kapilidis - Finding Your Voice
Michalis Kapilidis - Finding Your Voice
27 July - 1 August | Kato Drys, Cyprus

As a sequel to last year’s workshop, Michael Kapilidis will attempt to help participants navigate themselves with more ease and efficiency in the long journey of discovering their own voice on their instrument. Devoted to his philosophy of a teaching approach that ignores all music genres (agnostic way of teaching), he will provide students with tips, share his concepts and recommend exercises /  techniques; all of which can be tailored to suit and cater to each student’s needs for their own personal expression.

This workshop is mainly addressed to drummers, but also welcomes bass players and guitar players of intermediate / advanced level.


Michalis Kapilidis - Bio

Michalis Kapilidis was born in Drama in 1973. He began taking drum lessons at the age of 10 with Kostas Pagonides at Thesaloniki’s Contemporary Conservatorium (1983-89), while taking percussion and theory lessons. In 1991-94, he completed his studies with Takis Barbas at the Agostini School of Drums. In 1989, at the age of 16, he became a professional musician, performing with Nikos Papazoglou in his summer tours (91-95) while also working at Plato in Thessaloniki where he performed with Socrates Malamas, Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Melina Kana among others. He has been a member of various jazz, blues and rock groups in Thessaloniki such as K. Magginas, Blues Wire, Nikos Ntounousis and others. He has also been a member of Noe, with which he released an album for Lyra. In 1997 he performed with Elli Paspala and in 1998 he moved to Athens permanently and has since been a permanent collaborator of Alkinoos Ioannides, both in the studio and live. He has also worked with Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Kostas Tournas, Demetrιs Savvopoulos, Alkistis Protopsaltι and others. From 1999 until 2003 he was a member of the alternative band Closer with which he released the album “Suddenly Comes”. He has been a member of MMS group since 2005. This will be his second year at Fengaros Music Village.