I have devoted my life to understand the secrets of drumming, from African to jazz and rock to traditional Eastern Mediterranean and now I feel privileged to be able to share and inspire.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Arabic and Balkan percussion, frame drums, davul, darbucka, riq, cajon. I also run classes in understanding of rhythm, South Indian Solkattu (rhythmic syllables), composition and improvisation on the drums and drum set.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Music (jazz) Middlesex University, PGCE Music, Qualified Teacher Status, First Certificate in English.
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hour at my studio, £10 extra for travelling to allocated destinations, discounts for groups available, special rates for family lessons, please contact for more information.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my studio at home in E17 and I am willing to travel to East London, North and Northeast London and Enfield.
- When are you available?
My availability is flexible and in accordance with my touring and recording schedule.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to teach all levels from beginner to advanced.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Lessons on Skype can be arranged
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Vasilis has been working as a professional musician since 1998 and had the opportunity to perform live and in TV/radio shows as well as record with a number of major recording singers and instrumentalists.
Among others Vasilis has performed and/or recorded with (in loose chronological order):
Babis Tsertos, Sotiria Leonardou, Manolis Lidakis, Aggelos Sfakianakis, Fatih Erkoc, Alua Nascimento, Gilad Atzmon, Stuart Hall, Kit Downes, Attab Haddad, Sabina Rackcheyeva, Nizar Rohanna, Kalia, Kosmos, Khyam Allami, Natacha Atlas.
He has performed in Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Holland, Iceland, Morocco and the U.K.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have had lessons with some of the masters in the styles that I am interested like Zohar Fresco and Glen Velez.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• BA Music (Jazz) Middlesex University
• PGCE Music
• Musicians Union
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