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Department of Music Studies


Elissavet Perakaki is expert scientist in the field of Music Education (Department of Musical Studies). She holds a Ph.D (2009) and has a degree from the above University. The title of her dissertation is “The development of Critical Thinking through music lessons in secondary school: the teaching for thinking method”. She has taught music in public primary and secondary schools and in conservatories (theory of western music and guitar lessons), since 1998. She cooperates with the Greek Institute of Education and the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”. She has also published papers in conferences and journals in the field of Music Education. She is the author (Fagotto: 2008, 2009) and co-author (Fagotto: 2018 and Ellinoekdotiki, September 2020) of four books in Greek. She is a member of International Society for Music Education (ISME) and she currently serves as commissioner of ISME’s Music in the Schools & Teacher Education Commission (MISTEC) the period 2020-2026. 

e-mail: eperak[at]music.uoa[dot]gr

Selected Publications in English

  • Perakaki, E. (2018). “Music harms you”: A refugee student narrates his music learning journey. In B. Merrick & M. L. Bowe (eds). Proceedings of the 33nd International Seminar of the ISME Commission on MISTEC, (pp. 55-65).
  • Perakaki, E. (2016). Digital teaching scenarios as a supplementary educational tool for music teachers. In Sm. Chrysostomou & S. A. Ruthmann (eds): Proceedings of the 32nd International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Music in Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC), pp.70-78, ISBN: 978-0-6481219-2-3 (ebook).
  • Perakaki, El. (2014). Let’s introduce a composer to pupils. In: Sm. Chrysostomou (ed.) Innovative Applications in School Music Education, Day-Conference on Greek Music Education, 11 July 2012, Komotini Athens: GAPMET (pp. 166-173).
  • Perakaki, El. (2013). Can a music course on Greek Traditional Music change pupils’ dispositions? A classroom teacher research project. Hellenic Journal of Music, Education and Culture, 4(1),
  • Perakaki, E., Aggoura, H., Votsou, O., Kotsari, G., Saiti, S. (2011). Let’s sing in language: the integration of Mariza Koch’s songs in language courses. In Argyriou, M. & Kampylis, P. (eds) Arts and Education: Creative ways of learning foreign languages, Minutes of the International Conference in Maraslio Elementary Education Centre Athens, Greece 6-8 May 2011, pp. 31-34.