Janis
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    Guitar (Electric, Acoustic) and Song-Writing Lessons, in Utrecht

    My lessons are always designed according to my students' needs, making the experience of learning the guitar productive and fun at the same time! Whether you are into exploring advanced stuff or just like jamming, as a Master's graduate in Musicology with a guitar teaching experience of 10 years, I can help you work your way around your favourite songs and styles and also give you the tools to express yourself through your own songs.

    We will carve our own path through chords, melodies, harmonies, techniques & composing methods as we strive to achieve a skillset of a versatile modern guitar player.

    Extra information

    For the online lessons students need their own instruments

    Location

    At teacher's location: Ondiep, Utrecht, Netherlands
    At student's location: Around Utrecht, Netherlands
    Online via webcam

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    General info

    Skills:
    Guitar:
    Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Funk, Indie & alternative, Jazz, Jazz manouche, Pop, Rock, Song & varieties
    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
    Advanced
    Duration:
    45 minutes
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English, Greek

    About Me

    I am an easy-going person, always considerate of the character and personality of the people around me, especially my students. Having harmonious educational relationships with my students is my goal and to achieve that I am willing to adapt to the student's personalities, as long as they commit to the educational process themselves.

    In my teaching method, I combine learning basic pre-existing exercises and creating original ones on the spot, based on the skills and preferences of each student, in order to make it more enjoyable for them. I can teach famous (or not) songs, but I strongly promote the composing of original music, as it is one of the best and most fun ways to learn to play, analyzing, composing and further appreciating and enjoying music.

    Apart from teaching, I have been a member of numerous bands in Greece and I have recently released my debut album...

    Education

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Bachelor & Integrated Master's Degree "Very Good" (8,1), 2020
    Municipal Conservatory of Thermi, Diploma of Modern Guitar "Excellent" (10), 2018

    Experience / Qualifications

    I have been giving individual lessons (live and online) and worked in conservatories for the last 10 years for ages 5 to 50. I have also been a member of numerous bands and projects and have also recently released an album.

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