Aggelos Valavanis completed his undergraduate degree in jazz music at the contemporary (Synchrono) conservatory of Thessaloniki.He was taught by Kostas Pagonidis (Drum kit-practical and solfege(rythmique) and by Manolis Sideridis (Jazz theory and ear training).He attended many masterclasses with Costas Anastasiadis.
Aggelos Valavanis is holder of
1.Level 7 Fellowship Diploma in Music Performance FLCM (Perf) - West London University / London College of Music.
2.Level 6 Licentiate Diploma in Music Performance LRSL (Perf) - Rockschool.
3.Grade 7&8 in Music Performance - University of West London / London College of Music.
4.Certificate - Synchrono Conservatory.
5.Instrumentation Certificate. Since July of 2017, he is the first Greek drummer,holder of the West London University Fellowship Diploma in Music Performance FLCM (Perf) at Level 7, Master's Degree.Since the summer of 2014, he is the first Greek drummer,holder of the Rockschool Licentiate Diploma in Music Performance LRSL (Perf) at Level 6, Bachelor's Degree.In the summer of 2010, he was awarded the grade 8&7 TVU advanced graded exam in Music Performance by London college of music.From the age of 16 until today he has performed with numerous groups and artists throughout Greece and abroad.Aggelos works freelance in music recordings and continues to teach and perform regularly.
STUDIES 2012 : Instrumentation Bachelor with Distinction from the Municipal Conservatoire of Neapolis (Thessaloniki) 2010 : Advanced Grades 7 & 8 in Music Performance Drum Kit from London College of Music (Thames Valley University) with grade 94% 2010 : Popular Music Theory Grade 5 from London College of Music (Thames Valley University) with grade 90% 1999 : Drum Kit Diploma of Sinchrono Conservatoire of Thessaloniki (Greece) including,
Drum Kit music performance with grade 10/10 (Distinction) Jazz music theory with grade 10/10 Ear training with grade 9,75/10 Solfege with grade 10/10 History of Jazz with grade 9/10 1998 : Drums lessons with Kostas Pagonidis andRhythmic Kostas Anastasiadis 1991 : Graduate from 2nd High School of Sykies, Thessaloniki 1988 : First Certificate (Cambridge) / (English language)
SEMINARS 2006 : Dave Weckl Seminar at Art Music School of Yiorgos Fakanas 1999 - 2003 : Study and deepening in linear drumming 1997 : Learning Traditional Percussion
TEACHING 2011 : Valavanis Aggelos Drums clinic held in music club Eleni Makri 2003 - 2012 : Tuition of Drums at the Municipal Conservatoire of Neapolis and at the Municipal Conservatoire of Polichni 1999 - 2012 : Tutoring Drums & Teaching techniques of linear drumming = at seminars held in conservatoires and studios = 1999 - 2003 : Tutoring Rhythmic Solfege and Drums at Synchrono Conservatoire of Thessaloniki.