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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00

Violin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00

Viola

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00

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Personal Description:

I am a passionate musician who loves performing and teaching, investing my energy and knowledge particularly in children as I find their young age crucial and precious, and mature advanced students (including advanced adults). I teach the violin (all levels), the viola (beginners) and the piano (up to intermediate level) and theory (beginners to intermediate).

Bio
I am Alkistis . I was born in Greece, Thessaloniki in 1995. I started playing the violin at the age of 7 y/o. Even earlier, at 6 y/o, I started teaching myself the piano which was followed my compulsory piano tuition as part of my music studies while my main instrument was the violin. In January 2018 I graduated from the University of Macedonia where I specialised in European (Classical) Music Performance (violin), was coached in ensembles, orchestras and as a soloist. My Bachelor’s degree course also included studies in Music Pedagogy, Viola and Piano. In December 2019 I gained a Master’s degree with Merit from the University of Southampton where I focused on both classical and baroque violin, as well as teaching. I have taken part in several seminars for solo and ensemble music in Europe (Greece, Austria, the Netherlands). I specialise in chamber music, have received period performance training since 2016 and have been a chorist for the biggest part of her life. I am currently doing a PGCEi on Team Teach through Music Masters and the Birmingham City University. I have been an active Violin, Viola, Piano and Theory teacher since 2013. I am one of the founder members of the violin-flute Synergia Duo, and also perform with other mainly Southampton-based individuals and bands.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching for 8 years. My experience includes delivering lessons to children and in the past, adults. My philosophy includes the Suzuki method, ear and rhythm training, fixing and maintaining a great posture that supports a beautiful way of playing, and loads of games. Custom advice is being given on how each pupil should practise, as well as fundamentals of music theory woven into the lesson to expand comprehension.

Testimonials

"Alkistis is a professional teacher, not only in terms of occupation, but also in the sense of using the proper method to convey the essence of teaching. Her communicational skills towards children are excellent, never lacking her sense of humour, which enables children to interact actively."
-Iason, carer of 7 y/o piano beginner student, Thessaloniki, Greece

"Alkistis has been my violin teacher for a few months now, and my lessons in this time, both online and in
person, are something to look forward to each week. Alkistis’ imaginative approaches to teaching technique and great attention to detail have led to improvements in my technique, violin sound and in confidence when I am playing playing".
-Jemimah, advanced adult student, Southampton, UK

"My daughter is not the easiest to teach – she has Asperger’s and although she is very
talented on the violin, before we met Alkistis, she had absolutely no discipline on the violin!
She could play well technically but lacked music theory, musical knowledge and sight-
reading skills. Under Alkistis’s tutelage, my daughter is learning to become an amazing
musician and can now sight read, understand music and has developed a fantastic ear for
pitch and sound. Alkistis is the most patient teacher, most talented teacher I have ever met.
She has the patience and the intuition to be able to work with all kinds of students. This is
because teaching music is a true passion for Alkistis and I know my daughter has flourished
and will continue to flourish under her talented tutelage. If you want a teacher that will
instil confidence and a love for music, this is the teacher I recommend hands down".
– Rebecca, parent of 9 y/o intermediate violin student, Southampton, UK

"Alkistis is very reliable and professional teacher. She has been my daughter's teacher for over three years and my daughter has been progressing tremendously. Despite great exams achievements, my daughter really enjoys lessons with Alkistis. I really recommend Alkistis as a music teacher".
Magda, mom of a 10 y/o intermediate violin student, Southampton, UK

Tutoring Approach:

I want to equip children to become great citizens by becoming active listeners as well as cultivate musicality and use their natural strengths. I find games of reflective listening to be the best way a child can learn through because I consider playing a necessity in education. I'm not aiming to make just technically refined players, but use music as a means for every child to discover the best version of themselves while enjoying the gift of music. My wish is to also introduce my students to each other, maybe by forming group lessons, so that they form a community within which they interact, create together and have fun.

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Native Language: Greek
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • gov.uk (2020) - Prevent Training (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of Southampton (2019) - Mmus (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Macedonia (2018) - BA in Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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