Education Department

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Books, Scores Ocarina Septet, the app

G.O.B. and his musicians, thanks to multiple experiences in foreign countries like South Korea and China, has the opportunity to held masterclasses, summer camps, workshops and seminars for children, teachers and musicians on the Ocarina as musical instrument and the Ocarina Septet as group...

Basic Programs

1 - Institutional Training Course in Conservatory of Music
2 - Masterclasses in Private schools
3 - Summer camp for children
4 - Lecture, Seminar with small historic Ocarinas Exhibition

Special Projects

It's also possible to arrange different projects for specific needs:
1 - Septet lessons or individual lessons (time to be determined)
2 - How to build Ocarina (Fabio Menaglio) (4h)


3 months course on Ocarina held in Bologna Conservatory of Music for foreign students

  • Educational Goal

    1-Train teachers for educational purposes
    2-Train musicians to form septets or insert Ocarina in Chamber Music context

  • Course duration

    The course is recommended for all students enrolled in a course in wind instrument already aware of the musical language and especially to those who already plays: Straight Flute and Flute; but also Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, who have the advantage of knowing techniques related to wind instruments (3 months duration)

  • Students number

    The course needs to have at least 8 students and can not exceed 14 students officially enrolled. It's allowed to attend classes (as a listener) to anyone who wants to satisfy their curiosity.

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Basic Program:
1 - Septet's short history (the tradition from Budrio)
2 - Instrument analysis and Technique
3 - Ocarina in chamber Music (solo, duets)
4 - Scores analysis (how to arrange for septet)
5 - Examples of practical execution (Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese)
6 - How to build up a septet
7 - How to build Ocarinas (Fabio Menaglio)

Usually a masterclass for Ocarina takes 6 to 9 days (6 hours a day)

Ocarina Spread Map
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Basic program

Simple melodies, popular dance for Ocarina groups


Usually a Summer Camp takes 7 days (2 hours a day for Ocarina)

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    "At the age of seventeen, Donati began experimenting..."

    Giuseppe Donati

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    "The major boost to the dissemination of the instrument in Europe was provided by..."

    Ercole & ALberto Mezzetti

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    "He was the first ocarinaio who began to make use of cast iron moulds for shaping the instrument..."

    Cesare Vicinelli

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    "Chiesa could manually produce from 20 to 30 pieces every day..."

    Guido Chiesa

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    "He invented the two-octave flautino, the double ocarina, the harmony ocarina, the ocariton..."

    Emilio Cesari

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    "Since 1970 he was also a musician in the Gruppo Ocarinistico, with whom he played until 1974..."

    Arrigo Mignani

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    "Menaglio's ocarinas, for the optimanl pitch and for the clarity of their sound, have been a marked success in the..."

    Fabio Menaglio

Il settimino di Ocarine

The Ocarina Septet (e-book)

The Ocarina Septet