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Lessons offered by Billy
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Jazz Drumming
Levels
  • All Levels

MA in Jazz music Performance and 5 years of academic experience. Let me take your drumming to the next level with a custom / targeted practise schedule tailored only for you.

Methodology

My teaching method is based on a daily practise routine adapted on the needs of each student.
Some of the most important values and skills in life are connected with improvisation.For example developing patience, communication, empathy, creating structure, encouraging trust and getting more comfortable with the unknown.

Specialised in intensive courses for university/conservatory auditions.

Experience

My name is Billy Pod and I am a professional drummer/ musician and educator for more than 10 years. My practical experience includes 6 years of teaching and 3 years of academic experience as a university lecturer at the Jazz department of Ionian University in Greece.At the same time i've been teaching and giving lectures at International Jazz workshops around the world (Taichung International University - Taiwan among others).

Rates

Transportation Fee : £10
Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £300

Details



Lessons offered by Billy
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Jazz Drumming
Levels
  • All Levels

Billy's CV

EDUCATION


2015-2016 MA in Music Studies (Jazz Drums - Performance), Music Department of Ionian
University, Corfu, Greece

2006-2011 BA in Music Studies (Jazz Drums - Improvisation), Music Department of Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.(post graduate student)

Courses:
Jazz Drums - Improvisation
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Theory - Harmony, Arrangement, Piano
Jazz Improvisation
Jazz ear training
Free Improvisation Workshop


2000-2006 Music high school of Ilion

Courses:
Music Theory
Classical piano
Violin Courses-member of the strings ensemble
Traditional Greek music

1999-2003 Municipal music academy of Peristeri
(Courses on drums)



SEMINARS

2010 2nd IASJ Jazz Education Conference (Gratz, Austria)



AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 full Scholarship - Ionian University - Master’s Degree
1st place in the Small Band Category with the Next Step Quintet - International Made In NY Competition
Top 10 new drummers for 2019 - French Batterie Magazine
Debut album ‘Drums to heal society’ album of the month by mix-grill.gr
Debut album ‘Drums to heal society’ Top albums of 2019 by mix-grill.gr



WORK EXPERIENCE

International Performance highlights:



London Jazz festival (UK) 2015
Pori jazz festival 2010 (Finland)
Iasj International meeting (Austria) 2012
Taichung Jazz festival (Taiwan) 2016
Odessa jazz festival (Ukraine) 2015
Made in New York Jazz Gala (Tribeca Performing arts centre,New York)
Panorama Jazz Stegi grammaton kai technon 2013-2018
International Athens and Epidaurus festival 2017,2018
Jazzahead festival (Germany) 2018
Tirana Jazz Festival (Albania) 2018


Teaching experience:

2017- Present Visiting Lecturer at the Music Department of Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
2016 Lecture / Workshop Taichung International University, Taichung, Taiwan
2018- Present / Drums teacher at MusicFor School, Athens, Greece
Workshops at International Festivals (Corfu International Jazz Festival, Corfu World Festival, International Jazz Workshop)











Selected Discography:


Billy Pod - Drums to heal society (2019 Puzzlemusik)
George Kontrafouris Baby Trio (feat.Dean Bowman) ‘Urban Jazz' (2012 Puzzlemusik Label)
The Next Step Quintet ‘The Next Step Quintet’ (2013 Puzzlemusik Label)
The Next Step Quintet feat. Tivon Pennicott ‘II’ (2015 Puzzlemusik Label)
Dionisis Savopoulos -Eleni Vitali ‘Siko Psichi Mou, Dose Revma’ (2016 Feelgood Records)
George Kostopoulos ‘Last Trip to the Moon’ (2016)
Giorgos Georgiadis ‘Taxidi’ (2017 Ankh Records)
Vasilis Rakopoulos Quintet ‘Live at MIET’ (2017)
Ntinos Manos Quartet ‘After the Storm’ (2018)
Flying Jazz Trio ‘Nostalgia’ (2020)
The Next Step Quartet ‘At the Zoo’ (2020 Puzzlemusik Label)






International Press and Interviews:

All About Jazz - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
UK Vibe - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
Jazzport.cz - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
Lira Music Magazine - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
JazzTrail NY - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
JazzMA - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
Jazziz Magazine - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
Jazz.sk - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review
Batterie Magazine - Spotlight Article April 2019 Issue
Jazz’Halo - ‘Billy Pod -Drums to heal society’ Review



LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE

English (F.C. CAMBRIDGE,TOEFL)

Reviews on Billy
  • 5/5

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Alex

Perfect! Nice creative lesson plan

Billy's response

Alex seems a very open and self - aware musician that realises his needs and skills and that's why i believe he can progress really fast.

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