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Lessons in Piano, Music Theory and Composition with a Concert Pianist and PhD Composer

Whether you wish to study Piano, Music Theory or Composition, my teaching approach is anchored on understanding how music is made.

Why? Because unpicking your favourite music and discovering the fundamental musical laws behind it is the best way to learn how to absorb, memorise and ultimately perform it or, if you're a composer, to find inspiration for your own music.

In our first class we will discuss your main areas of interest and musical ambitions. Based on these we will make a plan to help you pursue and achieve them.

My main areas of specialism are classical and contemporary classical music. I can also teach students with an interest in jazz, popular music and songwriting.

Over the last eight years, I have taught more than one hundred students of all ages and abilities. If you have a passion for piano or composition, or would simply like to know more about how music is made, I would love to hear from you.

Extra information

Online piano lessons: For an ideal setup, position a laptop at a height and distance that I can see both your hands and most (if not all) of your keyboard from above. It is also possible to work with a tablet, providing we can both hear and see each other and I can see your keyboard and hands.

Online composition lessons: Any device will do. If you prefer to work at a keyboard, follow the instructions above.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
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:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Greek, Spanish, French

About Me

I am a Greek-British pianist and composer. Born in Athens in 1991, I grew up in a musical family; my dad taught me piano for twelve years and my mum tried to teach me violin, but, despite my love of the instrument, I just couldn't stand to hear myself play out of tune. So I stuck with the piano and resolved to compose for the violin instead.

My love of teaching and sharing my musical discoveries with others emerged early in my life too; my cousin, George, was my first pupil. Through the course of my studies, I had the pleasure of studying with many great teachers and, inevitably, sometimes (but not for too long) with some not so great ones too. From these experiences, I learnt two things:

1. Being a great performer and a great teacher require two very different skill sets, and being able to do one under no circumstances guarantees that you can do the other.
2. My best teachers were in equal parts dedicated to their artistic and educational practices. They were musicians dedicated to lifelong self-improvement with an inextinguishable desire to encourage others to make music and excel in doing so.

In my own practice, I hope to imitate and learn from my best teachers, while crafting a path based on my interests and aspirations. Over the years, I have sought to maintain a healthy balance between my activity as a performer, composer and teacher of music. This juggling act has led to hundreds of performances in venues including the Bridgewater Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the British Ambassador's Residence in Paris, a solo album ('Espelho Duplo – Double Mirror' available on Spotify), several commissions (KlangZeit Festival, Festival Musica, Presteigne Festival), as well as many competition awards and honours (Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment, EPTA UK Piano Competition, Evangelia Tjiarri International Piano Competition).

Music is a journey for life. It brings us joy and consolation, tears and laughter, but more than anything it bring richness and fullness to our lives. What's more, at a time of quarantines and isolation, it is a journey that you can make from home. It is a journey for the mind and spirit. Claude Debussy is said to have composed a prelude about a small Italian island inspired by a mere wine label portraying the hills of Anacapri...

I would love to hear more about your journey, perhaps even guide you to your next destination.

Education

PhD in Composition (King's College London)
Certificat d'études supérieures (La Schola Cantorum) — Très Bien
MA in Composition (University of Bristol) — Distinction
BA (Hons) in Music (University of Oxford) — First Class

Experience / Qualifications

Private Music Tutor since 2012 (1000+ hours teaching experience)
Teaching Assistant at King's College London (Analysis, Techniques of Composition) 2015–2019
Practice Assistant at Chetham's School of Music 2017–2019

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