Effie Bachtsevana- Let’s Playboomwhackers

Effie Bachtsevana is a music teacher, an author and an academic educational instructor. Born in Melbourne Australia, she settled with her family in Thessaloniki, Greece at the age of ten. Since she was very little, she decided to be a music teacher and started her fascinating journey in the magical world of music.

For the past 18 years, she has worked at the Music School of the Municipal Conservatoire of Neapolis – Sykies and Head of Music – Kinetic Approach in a Private Institute of Vocational Training.

She constantly seeks new paths and inspirational creative ways to pass down to her students, her vivid enthusiasm for music.

She has created and applied a pioneering teaching method called: Let’s Playboomwhackers “Learn English through Music and Play”. Both of her books are based on a new groundbreaking teaching approach of music, English and play. Acknowledging the impact that her method had on her students she created in 2012, the first ‘Boomwhackers Orchestra’ in Greece.

Her pioneering venture has been the introduction of her boomwhackers method in the kindergartens and at the first stage of music education not only in Greece but in other countries like Bulgaria, Holland, Finland and Ukraine. It is also been used at private schools, Kindergarten and Nursery schools, English schools, Special Education schools and Professional training institutes all over Greece, Cyprus, India, Turkey and Australia. Since 2012, she has been the instructor of seminars addressing educators of all stages, focusing on using her method in education.

She has presented her method in

  • the Council for Creative Education, in Finland.
  • the International Teachers Development Institute (iTDi).
  • Twinkl Australia teaching.
  • the Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme Alumni Association (KPTEPAA).

Since 2017, she has been an external collaborator training educators of the ‘Harmonia Academy’ in Turkey.

She has been awarded with ‘Dr Sarojini Naidu International Award 2020’ for Women achievements in education and the

‘IUEF Stree Shakti Combatant – 2020’ for her commendable contribution in the category of ‘Education Excellence and Innovative Practices’ from International United Educationists Fraternity. She is also nominated for Global Teacher Award 2020 by Aks Education Awards.

Her extensive multi-year experience has taught her that a child can discover the secret of happiness only when they truly love what they wish for.

Teaching for Effie is passion, is the difference we make in people’s lives. She deeply believes that we have to empower through teaching, to inspire and achieve.

-by Team WS

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