Head of Guitar Department
Odysseas Toumazou was born in Cyprus in 1989. At the age of 6 he started playing classical piano and classical guitar. It was only a few years later that he switched to electric guitar, while at the same time he got private lessons in jazz guitar, composition and jazz theory.
His career started from an early age, working as a session musician and performing live on TV and radio shows with famous Greek artists, where he gained a lot of experience playing in different styles and doing studio work.
In 2011 he came to the Netherlands to study Jazz Guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam under the guidance of great musicians such as Martijn van Iterson, Maarten van der Grinten and Jesse van Ruller. He also attended masterclasses from innovative players such as of Scott Henderson, Lage Lund, Peter Bernstein, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gilad Hekselman and Brad Mehldau. During his studies in Amsterdam Odysseas toured through Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Cyprus) with many bands in various projects.
Since 2015 Odysseas is composing his own music and he is currently recording his own album. Besides being a musician, Odysseas has experience in teaching guitar and music theory .