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Danny
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Danny
« Perfect! Short review: Thodoris is a world-class musician and an excellent teacher who will make you a step-by-step plan to take your playing to the next level. Long Review: I had been playing jazz guitar for a couple of years before I started with T, I chose him because of his profile, excellent reviews and after watching some of his videos on YouTube. The first session was free and after that I knew he would be the perfect teacher for me! I chose to have a 1 hour lesson every two weeks (currently over zoom) as I work full time and can only commit 30 mins a day to the guitar. This is plenty of time to practice as T will make you a tailored plan working on every aspect of your playing. The lesson begins with a small discussion about the previous weeks practice topics for about 10-15 minutes. The remainder of the time he will introduce new exercises or develop the previous ones to be more complex. To cover the practice topics between each lesson requires focus, however this is the key to progressing quickly and efficiently and is generally very enjoyable. Before each lesson he might ask you to send a video so he can see how you are getting on, this also doubles as an excellent record of your progress. Thodoris is a really nice guy who finds the right balance between being supportive and pushing your playing outside of your comfort zone. His lessons are fun, challenging and the structure has helped connect many different parts of my playing. Making noticeable progress over a few weeks is incredibly fun and satisfying! »
£40/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 5h
Lessons offered by Thodoris
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
Levels
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Professional award winning guitarist, composer, educator. Guitar techniques, skill development, concepts for improvisation and composition.

Methodology

Music is the ultimate human language and together we can learn how to express ourselves and communicate with it!
Every lesson is tailored to the needs and interests of each student so you can reach your goals as quickly as possible.
Together we will develop the skills that will help you better understand
music, composition, improvisation, musical expression and ultimately ourselves.
I have been a professional jazz guitarist and composer with over 20 years of
international performances and session recordings to my credit. For over 15 years I have had the pleasure to teach students from all levels and musical backgrounds, from beginners to professionals, always trying to find ways to help each one grow musically and find their own path.
Many are now studying in some of the worlds top Jazz schools (Graz, Gronigen, Utrecht, Ionian University and more) and several have become professional musicians, performing and recording around the world with various artists.

Experience

I have been teaching guitar to both adults and children for over 15 years both in music schools and privately. Each student comes with a story and an individual passion for music. I am always thrilled to help them tell that story, learn what moves them, and foster their creativity - all through music!
I was awarded 1st prize in “SMALL BAND” category (The Next Step Quintet) at the «Made in New York Jazz competition» performing at Tribeca theatre of Arts, New York and throughout my career I have collaborated with several world class musicians such as Tivon Pennicott, J.D Walter, Gilad Atzmon, David Lynch (saxophone), George Kontrafouris and many more.
Music is my preferred language and I can teach you to be fluent too!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £350

Details

Details
PAY AS YOU GO RATES:

1 Student
£40 per hour - Monday to Friday
£45 per hour - Weekend

2 Students*
£35 per student per hour - Monday to Friday
£40 per Student per hour - Weekend


10 HOUR LESSON PACKAGES:

1 Student
£350 (£50 Saving) - Monday to Friday
£400 (£50 Saving) - Weekend

2 Students*
£600 (£100 Saving) - Monday to Friday
£700 (£100 Saving) - Weekend

*2 students of the same age group and level

Lessons offered by Thodoris
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
Levels
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Thodoris's CV

ACADEMIC TRAINING
2009 Bachelor, Music Performance, Jazz Guitar. Distinction Ionian University, Department of Music Studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013-2020 Guitar Teacher in Alimos Music School, Electric Guitar class
Director of the school’s Big Band and the jazz/improvisation ensemble.
2014-2016 Guitar instructor in Hellenic American College.
2018-2020 Guitar instructor at LAB music school, Athens.
February 2013 Teaching in seminar cycle on “Organizing musical practice and
becoming familiarized with the material”.
2012-2014 Guitar teacher in Art Music School Conservatory (Yiorgos Fakanas), Electric guitar class, Jazz Programme.
2011-2012 Guitar Teacher in Pallini Music School, Electric Guitar class, Responsible of the jazz ensemble
2010-2011 Music Teacher in Primary Schools

PERFORMING HIGHLIGHTS
«Made in New York Jazz competition», 1st price in “small band” category (The Next
Step Quintet) at Tribeca theatre of Arts, New York
Vamos jazz festival, 2018, 2019
Greek Jazz Panorama, New Generation», SGT (Stegi Grammaton kai Technon)
2015 and 2016
Syros Jazz Festival 2014,
Zakynthos Jazz Festival 2014,
5th Tinos Jazz Festival,
1st Jazz Guitar Summit, Half Note jazz club, Athens,
18th Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting, Riga, Latvia,

9 reviews on Thodoris
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Danny

Perfect! Short review: Thodoris is a world-class musician and an excellent teacher who will make you a step-by-step plan to take your playing to the next level.

Long Review: I had been playing jazz guitar for a couple of years before I started with T, I chose him because of his profile, excellent reviews and after watching some of his videos on YouTube. The first session was free and after that I knew he would be the perfect teacher for me!

I chose to have a 1 hour lesson every two weeks (currently over zoom) as I work full time and can only commit 30 mins a day to the guitar. This is plenty of time to practice as T will make you a tailored plan working on every aspect of your playing.

The lesson begins with a small discussion about the previous weeks practice topics for about 10-15 minutes. The remainder of the time he will introduce new exercises or develop the previous ones to be more complex.

To cover the practice topics between each lesson requires focus, however this is the key to progressing quickly and efficiently and is generally very enjoyable. Before each lesson he might ask you to send a video so he can see how you are getting on, this also doubles as an excellent record of your progress.

Thodoris is a really nice guy who finds the right balance between being supportive and pushing your playing outside of your comfort zone. His lessons are fun, challenging and the structure has helped connect many different parts of my playing. Making noticeable progress over a few weeks is incredibly fun and satisfying!

Thodoris's response

Danny is a great guy, really kind and hard worker! His has a deep love for music and improvisation wich makes teaching really fun!

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Jake

Perfect! After a decade of bedroom guitarsmanship, I made the decision to venture out and find a teacher who could reinvigorate my sense of wonder about the instrument. Even with that steep success criteria, it's difficult to overstate how large an impact Thodoris has made on my playing and my life outside of a musical context. He exemplifies patience, understanding, talent (he's "oh... wow" talented), and most importantly for an educator, intuition. He has become a role model and friend to me and there is little else I could ask for in terms of a teacher. If you're new to music or need a spark to relight the fire, please consider Thodoris. It could change your life.

7 recommendations

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Elena

My friend recommended Thodoris when I decided to start bouzouki lessons. I was a beginner and Thodoris helped me a lot in order to understand the importance of music and simultaneously to improve my music skills.He is not only a great and competent teacher who tries to improve your skills every time but he is also a very kind and good person who really cares about his students.Given the fact that teachers play a very important role in our life, I highly recommend Thodoris as a guitar and bouzouki teacher.

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Serpetsidakis

Thodoris has the deep knowledge to help you understand the abilities and posibilities of playing guitar. He makes clear the dark places in what you already know. In the same time he inspires you to approach the instrument with a creative way. I am sure about these since all these were achieved in me thru our lessons and each lesson with Thodoris opens a new door. Strongly suggested.

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Konstantinos

As a person hoping to pursue a career as a musician, Thodoris was the best option for a guitar tutor! He introduced me to fundamentals (and beyond of jazz), he advised me on how to improve my sound,my time feel, my jazz vocabulary, my knowledge on the instrument (fretboard) and so on ! The attributes that I valued more about him is his high level of professionalism, his organizational skills, his preparation for the upcoming class, knowing what you're in need of every time, and his really great and friendly personality. Of course not to mention his excellent playing and musicality. Surely he is more than a tutor, and my favourite one so far!

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Valia

Thodoris has been teaching my son jazz guitar and improvisation for the last 2 years. He is meticulous, patient and has an incredible gift of explaining music and inspiring my son. He tailors all the lessons to my son's interests and I believe that it is why he was able to progress so quickly. I totally recommend Thodoris as a music teacher, he is extremely skilled and a great person too!

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Ifigeneia

I have had a lot of tutors for different activities in my life and I can, easily, say that Thodoris is, by far, the best! I met him through a close friend, who is a musician as well, and, since I have been meaning to take guitar lessons for a long time, I gave it a go. Just after a few lessons he, immediately, understood my difficulties and found ways to help me get past them! His attention to the details that others may just ignore is one of the things that would make me choose Thodoris again and again, since this makes the lessons truly personalised. And, for a bonus, they are fun too! I would heartily recommend him!

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David

Brilliant for beginners! - Absolutely the best guitar teacher, not just a great teacher but a great musician too! For complete beginners like me, Thodoris’ lessons are a fantastic mix of fun and theory; clear, concise and always super helpful. After each lesson, I really feel that I am moving forward. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to begin playing the guitar!

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Lenio

I met Thodoris at one of his concerts in Athens. Apart from being extremely skillful, Thodoris is an excellent teacher! He is very patient, explains everything thoroughly and takes the lesson at your pace, building your learning plan around your specific needs!
It's been only a few months, but I feel like I have already made substantial progress. (that said he has certainly given me more confidence to try new things and understanding music!!)
Looking forward to my next lesson!

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