I teach my students based on their own level, strenghts and weaknesses, I aim to help students with technical skills through exercise books and routines I devised myself for aquiring finger dexterity and individuality but also with theoretical skills, such as note reading, writing sheet music, theory lessons according to the style of music they want to learn (classical vs modern)
I am a classicaly trained piano performer and teacher from Athens Greece with a piano degree issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture, I also hold 2 degrees in classical theory and composition ( Harmony degree and Counterpoint degree) . I also hold grade 8 in theory and piano from Trinity College for which I can also prepare students who want to apply for a UK university. I teach piano, singing and also guitar (acoustic and electric) since I am a singer-songwriter with many original songs and studies in modern songwriting at BIMM London. (Songwriting Diploma) which entailed music production and performance classes.
Antonios V. Koundourakis Biographic Note
Antonios-Vasileios Koundourakis is a singer/songwriter and classicaly trained composer and pianist that has been active in Athens, Greece and is currently in London UK.
Antonios writes pop-rock songs but also performs, sings, plays keys and guitars.
He has written more than 80 songs, some of which he performed live with the band Midnight Notes from 2010 to 2015 in various venues in Athens Greece and later in London during his studies in BIMM London,
Link to original songs: (concealed information)
in these recordings you can also hear Antoni's vocals, guitar playing, piano and organ playing and also his digital music production skills.
Antonios has recorded and produced vocals, guitars, keyboards and occasionally backing vocals and bass guitar for his own songs and songs of others as a producer.
Antonios has taught teenage and adult students in private lessons, combining modern and classical theory and also practical lessons on piano and guitar, both in Greece and in London, some of his students were friends from BIMM that were genuinely impressed with Antonios' musical skill and technical expertise during the shared college music performance activities and exams.
Antonios has also written music for theater plays, including the epoque comedy “An Italian Straw Hat” for highschool director Demetra Christodoulou (where the songs were tailored for and taught to children) , a theatrical adaptation of Pessoa's classic book “The Anarchist Banker” which ran for two years and for which the band performed live on stage and ethnic oriental music for “Shaolin” Temple's Kung Fu presentation in “Petra” Theater in Athens and the “Creation of the underworld” a modern greek play which is currently still played in Athens.
Antonios has orchestrated and produced songs for a children's theatrical play originally written by Giannis Karakos, as well as songs of the greek songwriter Angelos Charalambous.
Antonios has written music for the jingle for “Prisma” evening schools which was aired on the Greek National television.
Antonios has performed live with famous artists in Greece and was well received as a performer and guitar player, some artists are Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Akis Tourkogioris and the band Ypogeia Reumata.
Antonios also performs covers of iconic folk and rock songs in live settings and also records them live or in the studio, video links;
Greek Classical Music Conservatory Degrees; (awarding body; Greek Ministry of Culture)
Degree in Classical Harmony
Degree in Classical Counterpoint
Degree in Classical Piano (performance-teaching)
English Classiscal and Modern grades and studies:
- Trinity College London Grade 8 Theory
- Trinity College London Grade 8 Piano
- 5 Year private composition and orchestration lessons in English with composer Spiros Mazis (Mr Mazis holds a PHD in music from the University of York, also has been visiting professor to the music department.)
-1 Year intensive course in modern songwriting and production from BIMM London
(BTEC qualification) (Music software: Logic, Cubase and Sibelius)
Michigan Profficiency in English
Academic IELTS with score 8.5 2016
DELF A6 in French, (fluent in this language)
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