ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Cyprus School of Sound (CSS) is the first specialized music technology private institute in Cyprus. Being centrally located in Nicosia, we offer courses in music technology and more specifically in music production and audio / sound engineering. We also offer other services such as professional recording, producing and mixing.

WHY CHOOSE CYPRUS SCHOOL OF SOUND?

Studying music technology here at CSS will not only help you understand how to use and control technology, but will ultimately guide you to unlock your full musical potential and provide you with a deeper understanding of how technology can be used creatively in music. In addition, both the teacher and the study programmes are approved by Cyprus Ministry of Education.

INSPIRING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

You will find that here at Cyprus School of Sound (CSS), the lessons are delivered in a methodical, coherent and comprehensive way, by an experienced music/music technology lecturer, who has studied the subject in depth and has worked in the music industry for many years in the UK, both as a music technology trainer / lecturer and sound engineer. Learning through putting theory into practice, combined with individual support, students will work in a pleasant and inspiring environment in small classes of maximum eight students.

BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

The lessons take place in fully equipped and with the latest software and hardware classes, that are small in number and housed in our new state of the art facilities. Here, students will have the opportunity to work both in a class environment and specially designed booths,for individual work.

ARE YOU A MUSIC ENTHUSIAST WHO WANTS

TO USE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE MUSIC?

MEET THE TEACHER

ARIS KOLINIOTIS

Music has always played an important role in his life. Aris started music at an early age. He is a professionally trained saxophone player and is also a competent electric organ and piano player.

He played in numerous musical groups including: The National Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Athens, Clarendon College Big Band and Goldsmiths Big Band. He formed numerous acid-jazz-funk groups, but also participated in professional bands as a freelance saxophone player.

Education

He has three degrees in music and education: BMus in Music (Bachelor Degree) from Goldsmiths College University of London, MSc in Music Information Technology from City University London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in the post Compulsory sector from Institute of Education University of London. He is also an Apple Certified Trainer for Apple Logic 7 and 8.

Work Experience

Apart from working as a freelance Saxophone player, Aris worked as a private saxophone tutor, music theory teacher as well as a music producer on his own music and for other artists.He also worked as a sound engineer at his own and other studios in London.

He worked for Music/Digital Village at its head office, as a pro audio sales advisor. He also acted as the company’s main Music Technology trainer, teaching music technology to teachers and students, at schools, colleges and universities all over the country.
He was the company’s Apple expert as well as the SSL, Motu and Avid / Digidesign specialist.
At his spare time, he continued working at his studio, on his band album and also taking on mixing and mastering work for other artists.

In 2009 he worked as music/music technology lecturer at Newham College in London.