Performance · Traditional Music: Flamenco

The Superior School of Musical Studies (ESEM) offers, in its plan of studies, the flamenco performer pathway in the vocal or guitar modes.

The pedagogical design is structured around the specific study of the instrument or flamenco vocals, along with specific instrumental groups as flamenco combo or tablao.  Furthermore, the student will study theoretical matters specific to flamenco (history, composition, harmony), along with the subjects common to other pathways of a more music-theory, technological and humanistic profile.

Our faculty has been formed of world class professionals from the world of flamenco since five years ago: Chicuelo, Mariola Membrives, Alba Guerrero, David Cerreduela, David Leiva, Faustino Núñez, David Domínguez and Pepe Motos, under the direction of David Leiva.

Flamenco students at the Taller de Músics ESEM collaborate regularly on the Management and Production department's own productions, which therefore makes it possible that, from the beginning, the student is not only trained in the classroom but also on the stage: an authentic pillar of professionalization in music.


In the Traditional Music instruments area, flamenco pathway, two modes of study are offered: Flamenco guitar and Cante flamenco


  • Basic education: 36 credits
  • Obligatory subjects: 162 credits
  • Optional subjects: 30 credits
  • Final course project: 12 credits
  • Total: 240 credits

Consult the Programme Structure


1st year

Culture and historyÚrsula Pilar San Cristóbal
Ear training INéstor Giménez
Harmony Flamenco: David Leiva
Flamenco history: Faustino Núñez
Main instrument I:
· Cante flamencoAlba Guerrero
 · Flamenco guitarChicuelo and David Leiva
Instrumental Ensemble IPepe Motos 
Music historySanti Galán
Rhythmic foundations of flamencoDavid Domínguez
Secondary instrument I (piano or classical guitar or modern guitar or cajón)

2nd year

Musical thoughtÚrsula Pilar San Cristóbal
Language and communicationÚrsula Pilar San Cristóbal
Rhythmic improvementRaynald ColomRamón Cardo
Basic flamenco compositionDavid Leiva
Main instrument II:
· Cante flamencoAlba Guerrero
· Flamenco guitarChicuelo
Instrumental Ensemble II: David Cerreduela
Flamenco forms (Tablao flamenco I)
Pepe Motos
Music and computingSanti Galán
Formal analysis: Ramon Civit
Secondary instrument II (piano or classical guitar or modern guitar or cajón)

3rd year

Specific flamenco repertoireAlba Guerrero and David Leiva
Body educationEinat Tal
Main instrument III:
· Cante flamencoAlba Guerrero
· Flamenco guitarChicuelo
Instrumental Ensemble IIIJordi Bonell
Sight-reading (Flamenco LAB) (Flamenco music transcription)David Leiva
Transposition and comping (Tablao flamenco II)ChicueloDavid Cerreduela and Pepe Motos
Secondary instrument III (piano or classical guitar or modern guitar or cajón)
Optional subjects (see the full list)

4th year

Supplementary repertoire (Flamenco LAB)Pepe Motos
Main instrument IV:
· Cante flamencoAlba Guerrero
· Flamenco guitarChicuelo and David Leiva
Instrumental Ensemble IV chamber musicDavid Leiva
Instrument pedagogyJosep M. Borràs
Secondary instrument IV (piano or classical guitar or modern guitar or cajón)
Optional subjects (see the full list)
Final Project