Together, we will talk about the music that you like and discover ways to take advantage from it. The sessions are suitable for all music lovers; and will be tailored to the needs and taste of the students. The methods used are developed from research on music psychology and include creating personalised playlists. If you have musical skills (playing an instrument singing etc) we will develop healthy practice techniques and get started with improvising. Other techniques include combining other art forms such as creating writing, poetry and meditation.
The benefits that you might hope for are: to uplift your mood, to enhance your concentration, motivation and relaxation.
Despina is an experienced Guitar Tutor, musician and a Music Psychology specialist (MA University of Sheffield). Despina has developed techniques and created a course where you can find the techniques that she is using (upon request).
Despina is also a poet with published poems ( Anthology, Meu Útero é uma Bomba!) - a publication of the university of Lisbon).
£15.00 per hour
A hard-working, creative and committed individual; a musician and a writer. Acquired a BA degree in Musicology, an MA degree in Music Psychology and an MA degree in cognitive studies. Worked as a music tutor and took up creative opportunities such as music editing and literary writing.
University of Sheffield, England, UK — Volunteer Lecture Assistant
● Assisted undergraduate Students to complete their assignments
● Researched and presented on lecture-relevant topics
Music in the Round, Sheffield, England, UK — Assistant, Volunteer
09/2016 - 07/ 2017
● A volunteer-assistant position for Music in the Round’s
● Assisted in building and distributing questionnaires to the audience
Music Tutors UK, Manchester, England, UK — Tutor
0/2 2019 – Present
● A graduate position
● One to One Sessions with Music students (Guitar and Music Theory)
● Preparing students to, successfully, take examinations in the United
University of Surrey, England, UK Music (Bcs), 09/ 2012- 07/2015
University of Sheffield, England, UK, Psychology of Music (MA), 09/ 2015 - 02/ 2016
Music with Infants — Organiser, Researcher, Tutor
A project that was developed based on Research around the parent-infant
relationship and the role of music for the infant’s development.
Verge Festival, Oresteia — Music Editing
Writer of the course: 'Music Making for Improved Well Being'
Despina was patient and offered fun lessons.
Despina is professional, fun, patient, friendly and attentive to the detail. Highly recommended!
I started as a beginner taking lessons with Despoina. She has been very fun and patient and thanks to her I have found a new hobby that I love!
Despina has really helped me gain new skills. I always enjoy the lessons and would definitely recommend this tutor !
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||Not available||£15|
|5 hours||Not available||Not available||£75|
|10 hours||Not available||Not available||£150|