Active performing pianist and composer as well as committed teacher, with an appreciation of a broad range of musical genres, embracing a holistic approach to music.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach piano to students of all levels, whether playing for fun or working towards exams. For beginners the lessons include some basic music theory as well.
A keen chamber musician myself and with conducting experience, I am happy to give lessons to ensembles of any kind. Also as an accompanist/teacher, I can provide vocal or instrumental coaching of all levels.
With deep knowledge and long studies on the field, I teach more specialised music theory (including aural, harmony, counterpoint, composition, history of music) preparing students for exams or just enriching their musical knowledge and perception.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
-Master of Music in Piano Performance with Distinction, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London (2012)
-Piano Diploma, Mark 10/10 'Excellent and First Prize', Phillipos Nakas Conservatory of Thessaloniki (2009)
-Piano Degree, Mark 10/10 â€œExcellentâ€, Municipal Conservatory of Kozani, Greece (2006)
-Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue Degrees, Mark 10/10 â€œExcellentâ€, Municipal Conservatory of Kozani, Greece (2002, 2004, 2006 resp.)
-Attended courses in Piano Pedagogy with renowned musician Penelope Roskell (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2011-12)
-Completed Instrumental Teaching Masterclasses with pianist and pedagogue Nikos Zafranas (Phillipos Nakas Conservatory of Thessaloniki, 2010)
-BA in Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011)
-Attended seminars and masterclasses with more than 30 renowned music teachers, among which the masterclasses 'Essence and Origins of Musical Perception and Interpretation' with his mentor, philosopher of music, George Hadjinikos (2002-2011)
- How much do you charge?
I normally charge £35 per hour, £27.5 for 45 minutes and £20 for half an hour. I am willing to give taster half hour lessons for free.
- Where do you teach?
My base is in Woolwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich. I am always happy to travel to your place (additional charge may apply depending on the distance).
- When are you available?
My timetable is flexible and I will do my best to suit your needs.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels, from beginners to very advanced. I have worked both with children (from age 6) and adults.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare pupils for all kinds of instrumental or theory exams according to the individual's preference and need.
- What kind of experience do you have?
-Private piano, theory and chamber music tuition in Kozani and Thessaloniki (2003-2011). Preparing students for exams and instrument and theory degrees, creating original resources and tailoring teaching methods to suit pupils' needs; experience in teaching children with dyslexia and learning difficulties.
-Chamber music teacher and accompanist at Philippos Nakas Conservatory of Thessaloniki (2009-2011)
-Voluntary: Vocal coaching and choir leading at Municipal Conservatory of Kozani (2003-2006)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have been submitted for a CRB check.
• MMus(Perf) with Distinction, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
• Piano diploma, mark 'Excellent and First Prize', Philippos Nakas Conservatory of Thessaloniki
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