Maggie`s main concern is the participation of the student and the student`s family during the whole educational process. Thus, she is dedicated in working hard, efficiently and effectively providing tailor-made, up-to-date lessons motivating the tutees to discover their own unique talents achieving their goals. Each lesson includes theory, practice, use of CDs and DVDs accordingly to each student`s unique abilities, interests and pace of learning. Maggie has strong work ethic and is patient, respectful to the students, flexible, with positive attitude, open minded, a good listener able to solve problems.
The course of Music Theory not only gives to students the skills to read and write western music notation but also enables them to become familiar with more advanced concepts in music including the course of harmony, music analysis, instrumentation and basic principles of composition. Each composition session is a new magical world for tutees as they learn to compose different music genres motivating them to search and discover their own unique compositional style, to become composers and performers.
The course of Vocal Studies-Singing gives the opportunity to singers to express themselves by using only their body and face. Singing has physical, psychological and emotional benefits according to researchers, helping people to be healthier and happier. Technique is of great importance in singing (circular breathing technique, movements of the whole body and face, ear and pitches training) as our body is our instrument; it is so complicated but such a challenging process. A singer always needs to express his/her feelings, thoughts, to cure his/her Sole, to explore famous compositions from different genres, prepare and perform them. Is there a better way to challenge, search and learn about yourself than by performing?
The piano is an extremely fascinating instrument. As tutor, Maggie tries to make the students realise that piano can sound like an orchestra as this instrument has the range of an orchestra, and the pianist is able to play many notes simultaneously in many different ways. Moreover, piano is the perfect visual representation of the whole music theory and the ideas that derive from this knowledge. Therefore, as tutor she pays attention to combine the music language with the Alexander and fingers technique, appropriate style and emotion in order to transform each tutee to a complete artist. For achieving that, the student is taught in each level the proper piano technique (body position, right movements, breathing control and right poise) and style, a good step for an efficient performance. The tutee is motivated to search, discover, feel and express his/her own thoughts and emotions (introspective experience). All of these are unique for each student as each person has different personality with different skills, abilities and needs.
Andromachi (Maggie) is a Qualified Music Teacher (UK and EU QTS both in Primary and Secondary Education), Composer, Professional Singer (Mezzo-Soprano), Pianist, and Humanities teacher. Maggie`s studies have been concentrated on different areas of Arts and Sciences gaining a Distinction in her Diplomas in Music. The studies in music were focused on the areas of Advanced Music Theory (Composition, Fugue, Counterpoint, Harmony), Vocal Studies, and Piano. Also, she obtained a BA (Hons) in European Civilization (Humanities), and a Master degree in Music Composition (MMus Instrumental & Vocal) from the University of Manchester as full time postgraduate student. Apart from Greek (native speaker) and English, she speaks German and Italian.
Maggie has taught Music theory and Advanced Music theory (music history, music analysis, instrumentation, harmony, harmonisation in piano, ear training exercises, solfege, counterpoint, fugue, composition, orchestration), Singing, Choir lessons and Piano at KS1-KS5 (A-level) in schools and private, preparing for the GCSE/A-level/ABRSM exams, and undergraduates (essays, dissertations and exams). Also, she has conducted and accompanied mixed voice choirs and ensembles, and has taught in higher education and conservatories for nearly 20 years working with different age groups (6-18 years old and adults) and abilities in 1:1, medium and large class sizes.
As Composer many of her compositions (for string orchestra, ensembles, mixed acappella choirs, and soloists) were performed in well-known concert halls in the UK, USA and Greece including the Whitworth Art Gallery, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, St Michael Church in Ancoats, Asheville of North Carolina, Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, Technological Educational Institute T.E.I. of Patras, American College of Greece-Deree, Orfeio Conservatory of Athens, etc. As Mezzo-soprano, Pianist and Choir Conductor, Maggie performed operas, oratorios, lieder, contemporary compositions, musicals, jazz songs and other genres of music at many prestigious venues in Greece such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus – Festival of Athens 2004, Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, French Institute of Athens, Apollo Theater of Patras, OLPA open theatre in Patras, Diakideios Sxoli Laou Concert Hall, Technological Educational Institute T.E.I. of Patras, etc. Moreover, she attended seminars, conferences and CPD programs including the Alexander Technique, YAMAHA preschool program for children 3-6 years old, 3rd International Symposium on Movement & Computing, Andre Marchand piano masterclass, and online courses including Child Safeguarding Training, Special Education Needs, TEFL, etc.
My rates vary according to the level of the student.
We cannot recommend Andromachi highly enough! She has been teaching piano to our older 9 year old twins over the past 1 year. She has recently also started teaching our 4 year old little one. All three of our kids thoroughly enjoy her lessons. She has a very professional attitude, is very reliable and always on time. She has a calm nature and makes lessons fun. Her love for music and teaching really shows through! - Anastasia
Andromachi is an excellent tutor. Asher has taught me singing, which is something I need as a musician to improve myself. She is trustworthy, professional and knows in depth her job.
I highly recommend her.
Magy (Andromachi) is a great singing and piano teacher. She makes my daughter happy and teaches her a lot of great things. They have a lot of fun together.
I would like to recommend her warmly.
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