I am an enthusiastic, outgoing and creative tutor with years of experience as a performer and educator. My lessons combine the enjoyment of music with technical pursuits and are an even mix of technique, repertoire, musicality and performance.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Contemporary (Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Funk) and Classical singing, Performance, Piano, Music Theory, Composition
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Estill Voice Training – Level 1&2, October 2016 (currently preparing for Certificate of Figure Proficiency).
BMus (Hons Distinction)- London Centre of Contemporary Music - Music Performance and Production, September 2011- July 2014
BA (Hons Distinction)- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki- Early Childhood and Education, September 2005- July 2012
Macedonian Conservatoire – Piano and Classical Harmony and Theory Studies, September 2006- July 2010
Phillipos Conservatoire – Piano and Classical Singing Studies, September 1994- July 2005
- How much do you charge?
My current rates are:
£50 per hour
£40 for 45'
£30 for 30'
(Travel expenses might apply when the commuting time exceeds 30')
I offer the first lesson at a promotional price, £45 for the first hour.
- Where do you teach?
I currently give lessons in my home studio in SW17 but I'm also happy to travel to students' homes.
- When are you available?
I teach Mondays to Saturdays. Please contact me if you require any information for current availability and times.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Audition preparation (for universities, theatre and west end shows)
Grade exams (ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool)
- What kind of experience do you have?
October 2016- present: Soprano- London Contemporary Voices
October 2015- September 2016: Academic Quality Administrator – London Centre of
October 2014- October 2015: Student Services Administrator – London Centre of
May 2014-present: Singing Teacher - BRIT school of Music
May 2014-present: Self – employed piano and vocal tutor, function singer, lead Singer and songwriter in â€œThe Cityâ€ project.
April 2008- present: Composer - Kidmedia software
April 2007 – September 2011: Soprano - Mixed choir of Thessaloniki (conductor: Mairy Constadinidou): â€œ9th symphonyâ€ (Ludwig van Beethoven) and â€œ Mass in E-flatâ€ (Franz Schubert) at the Athens Concert Hall in 2007; â€œThe smoked potâ€ (Christos Leontis – Giannis Ritsos) at the hall of Aristotel University, â€œAn der schonen Blau en Donauâ€ (Johann Strauss) at Thessaloniki's Concert Hall and Zbigniew Preisner at Earth Theatre of Thessaloniki in 2008, â€œThe youth of Alexander the Greatâ€ (Nikos Astrinidis); â€œAlexander Nevskyâ€ (Sergei Prokoviev) and "Weihnachts- Oratoriunâ€ (Johann Sebastian Bach) at Thessaloniki's Concert
Hall, Emma Shaplin at Earth Theatre and â€œDie Erste Walpurgisnachtâ€ (Felix Mendelssohn) at Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 2010 ; â€œRequiemâ€ (Antonin Dvorak) at Thessaloniki Concert Hall , in European Music Festivals in Turkey and Albania, as well as the following operas : â€œAidaâ€ (Giuseppe Verdi) at Thessalonikis Forest Theatre in 2007, â€œPagliacciâ€ and â€œEdipo Reâ€(Ruggero Leoncavallo) at the Foundation of Macedonian Studies in 2009, all in coolaboration with Opera Thessaloniki's and â€œSilvanoâ€ (Pietro Masgani) at Mascagni Festival which took place at Apollonia (Albania), Corfu (Greece) and Cerignola (Italy).
July 2007- September 2011: Lead Singer - A Kapela band
September 2006 – April 2006: Composer - Ministry of Education of Greece, Voluntary
May 2009 – September 2012: Researcher/ Teacher - 8th Kindergarden of Veria (on behalf of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki- Music and Drama Education)
February 2008 – May 2008: Teacher - 5th Kindergarden of Kalamaria
December 2007- April 2007 Teacher Assistant - Exprerimental Kindergarden of Panorama
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
PRS for Music
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach singing in BRIT school of music and I have more than 20 private piano and vocal students with different musical tastes and needs. I am always happy to adjust my lessons accordingly.
• BA in Education
• BMus in Music Performance and Production
• PRS for Music
Valentini is one of the most professional, responsible and compassionate people I've ever known! That makes her a truly outstanding tutor for all ages.
Valentini is one of the most patient, hard-working and committed people I have ever met. She is good at what she does, she has a broad knowledge of the suspect and can be a great help to both beginners and advanced student. She is definitely a bright tutor and a great choice for everyone.
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