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Learn: Music Theory, Harmony and Analisys. Private or Group lessons.

Music Theory for all levels:

In this lesson you will get deep knowledge and understanding of music. Either you are a complete beginner, an instrumental performer, either you want to prepare for entrance exams into music universities and conservatories, or just to strengthen some subjects, these classes are perfect for you. Together we are going to read, listen and analyze music and work towards understanding it in a musical, structural and compositional level. In addition, for the instrumentalists that may join the class, we can even discuss and work on a piece that you are studying at the moment and on your musical interpretation, regarding the piece's structure, analisys and time period.

Extra information

Please contact me before booking to arrange the best schedule.

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Vierambachtsstraat, Rotterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Greek, Spanish

About Me

I am an award-winning composer, sound designer, guitarist, and music instructor. Classically trained. Studied at Codarts University of Arts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Passionate musician and dedicated worker. Collaborated with various music groups and organizations, including the ''Khaer Duo'' and the ''International Film Festival of Rotterdam''. Extensive experience with instrumental and electroacoustic composition and the organization of interdisciplinary performances and concerts.

Education

• Private modern guitar classes, 2006-2014.
• Classical Conservatory of Nicosia, Music Theory classes, 2012-2015.
• Classical Conservatory of Nicosia, Classic Guitar classes, 2014-2015.
• Music School of Nicosia, major in Classical Guitar Performance, 2015-2018.
• Codarts University of Arts, major in Classical Composition, 2019-Present.

Experience / Qualifications

After 8 years of modern guitar lessons, I joined the Music School of Nicosia to obtain my music diploma in Classical Guitar. In those 3 years, while studying I also worked as a music theory and modern guitar teacher in private lessons. Now, I am currently starting my third year of my bachelor’s degree in Classical Composition at Codarts University of Arts. Because of my studies, work experience, and personal research, I gained a substantial amount of knowledge in music theory and harmony, music analysis, instrumentation, orchestration, acoustic/instrumental and electroacoustic compositional techniques, techniques for modern and classical guitar, musical interpretation, and sound design, mixing and editing. Other than the Music Education lesson that I am following in my University and my experience with teaching, I also gained didactic skills by preparing and completing a masterclass tour called ‘’Composition 101’’, that I did this year for the Public Music Schools of Cyprus.

Work Experience:

• Private Guitar and Music Theory Teacher
2018 – (Nicosia, Rotterdam)

• Composer - Freelancer
2019 – (Rotterdam)

• Content Creator at Skoove
2020 (Berlin – remotely)

• Creative Content Creator
2020 – 2021 (Rotterdam)


Special Projects:

• I was the film scorer and co-producer in two short film productions called ‘’CAPTCHA’’ and ‘’In the Red House’’ and one circus/theatre performance called ‘’The Baron in the Trees’’ based on the book of Italo Calvino.

• Participated and wrote music for the project ‘’Picture This’’ in the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

• Participated and wrote music for a miniature Opera in the 2021-2022 Opera Forward Festival.

• Composed the piece ‘’Thira’’ for the music group Khaer Duo, for the project ‘’Elements’’. The project took place in the Hilton Arts Lab in Rotterdam and The Grey Space in the Middle in the Hague.

• Organised and hosted a masterclass/seminar for compositional process and techniques called ‘’Composition 101’’ for the Public Music Schools of Cyprus.


Skills:

• Acoustic and electroacoustic
composition

• Sound Design, Mixing, Editing
and Engineering

• Conducting and Musical Leadership

• Music Theory

• Orchestration, Arrangement and Transcription

• Modern and Classical Guitar teaching and performance

• Teaching, Tutoring and Presenting

• Foley

• Team player

• Energetic and hard working


Honours and Awards:

• Won the Second Price of the Pancyprian Student Contest of Composition in 2014.

• Won the First Price of the International Youth Music Competition in Atlanta, USA in 2020, with my solo piece ‘’Myst’’.
A composition class that is tailored to your musical needs! This class main purpose is to help you find your own musical language and voice. Either you are a complete beginner in music or a highly skilled musician, this class is perfect for you, because it is being adjusted for you, by you. The most important question that you will be asked in this class is ''Why?''. In this class you will learn to have the biggest level of control that you can have over your musical product, sound and decisions, so that you are always sure that your musical vision is being well translated and transmitted. In this class we are going to work with: 1) Compositional techniques --- Every lesson we are going to discuss about how do you think your piece should be, and about what does your piece need. For that you will need your intuition but also your ''tools'', and those are your compositional techniques. We are going to see them in other pieces and learn how to use them through your own musical vision. 2) Instrumentation --- To write acoutic music you need your ''arsenal'' and those are the instruments that you might use. In this class we will learn the categories, material, sound, structure and combinations of every instrument. We will learn together how each instrument works and how to notate it on paper, so that you are never limited by the nature of the instrument, but instead you are going to be able to bring out 100% of your music. 3) Arranging --- To make sure that you keep your instrumentation skills, we need to put them to use, not only in your music, but also in an arrangement. Together we are going to work on changing the instrumentation in piece and making arrangements of them so that you have a better nderstanding on how the instrumentation of a piece affects directly the compositional proscess and purpose of a piece of music, but also what are the differences between the sound of each instrument while combining them. Also, this will help you make decisions about the result of the arrangement, do you want it to be true to the original, or not? If not, why, and how do you do that? 4) Music History --- Together we will listen to music and learn some basic music history so that you have a better understanding of the different styles, structures and aspects of music, from the Byzantium and Middle ages music, all the way to the music of today. 5) Improvisation --- If you are also an instrumental player, will work also with improvisation. With improvisation you can strengthen your compositional skills, by understanding your intuition, developing your ear, understanding your taste and learning to work with few material, but the most important thing is to learn how to listen and play music with others, because by learning that, you also learn how to communicate and listen all these musical ideas that you have within you before writting (playing) them, controling them and understanding what is needed and what is not in your music. 6) Film scoring --- If you are interested, in this lesson we will also learn how to adapt music to screen. We will learn how to spot the tempo, feeling and texture of a scene but also how to enhance the message of a movie/game/scene/theatre play/documentary with our music. Furthermore will will learn how to use software for midi composition, and VST instruments 7) Electroacoustic composition and sound design --- If you are also interested in electroacoustic music, in this lesson we will learn how to work with sound editting, mixing, design and engineering. We will listen and learn a lot of electroacoustic compositional tecniques to help you explore, understand and work with a complete different musical world. Our goal is to grow your musical perception and horizon. 8) Music notation and software --- For us composers to write our music sometimes we need to use some programs that help us. In the lesson we will learn how to use programs like that, like Musescore, Sibelius, Reaper etc.
Guitar lessons for beginner and intermediate players! In this lesson (depending on your level), we are going to work on your technique and musical skills through guitar playing, either you are interested in modern or in classical guitar. The process and level of the lesson will be adjusted directly for your personal needs! That can be learning some fun songs to play, all the way to learning and mastering various guitar techniques and music styles, basic music theory, harmony and analysis knowledge and even working deep with your musical interpretation depending on the style, structure, and time period of the piece. If you are interested feel free to contact me and we can set the first lesson!

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