Information About Andromachi - Oxford teacher - (40 reviews)
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Andromachi (Maggie) was born in Greece. She is a Qualified Music Teacher (UK and EU QTS both in Primary and Secondary Education), Composer, Professional Singer (Mezzo-Soprano), Pianist, and also a Humanities teacher.
Her studies have concentrated on different areas of the Arts and Sciences and achieved a Distinction in her Diplomas in Music. The studies in music were focused on the areas of Advanced Music Theory (Composition, Fugue, Counterpoint, Harmony), Vocal Studies, and Piano. She is also very interested in combining Music, Arts and Sciences as she has obtained a BA (Hons) in European Civilization (Humanities). Believing in sustainable lifelong learning and always being energetic and motivated in achieving high standards both as a teacher and performer, Maggie completed her Master`s in Music (MMus) in Composition (Instrumental & Vocal) at the University of Manchester as a full-time postgraduate student. Apart from Greek (native speaker) and English, she also studied German and Italian.
As a Composer, many of her compositions (for string orchestra, ensembles, mixed a cappella choirs, and soloists) have been performed in well-known concert halls across UK, USA and Greece including the Whitworth Art Gallery, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, St Michael Church in Ancoats, Asheville of North Carolina, Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, Technological Educational Institute T.E.I. of Patras, American College of Greece-Deree, Orfeio Conservatory of Athens, etc. As a Mezzo-soprano and Choir Conductor, Maggie has performed operas, oratorios, lieder, contemporary compositions, musicals, jazz songs and other genres of music at many prestigious venues in Greece such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus – Festival of Athens 2004, Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, French Institute of Athens, Apollo Theater of Patras, OLPA open theatre in Patras, Diakideios Sxoli Laou Concert Hall, Technological Educational Institute T.E.I. of Patras, etc.
Moreover, she has participated in seminars and conferences (Managing the Tricky Class, NEU Classroom Management: Classroom and Behaviour Management with a focus on the effects socio-economic conditions can have on disengaged and hostile students, Training on returning to school with Covid- 19 as Teacher, Team Teach, 3rd International Symposium on Movement & Computing, the Alexander Technique, etc.), CPD programs (Young People and their Mental Health, Covid-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Special Educational Needs, Exploring Play: the Importance of Play in everyday life, Caring for Vulnerable Children, Childhood Adversity: the impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health, Child Safeguarding Training, Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager, Train the Trainer-level 7, On-line tutoring, etc.) in the UK, USA and Greece.
Maggie has taught Music theory and Advanced Music theory (music history, music analysis, instrumentation, harmony, harmonization in piano, ear training exercises, solfege, counterpoint, fugue, composition, orchestration), Vocal lessons, Choir and Piano at KS1-KS5 (A-level) in schools, preparing for GCSE/A-level and ABRSM exams, and undergraduates (entrance auditions) achieving a 100% success rate. Furthermore, she has conducted and accompanied mixed voice choirs and ensembles, and has taught in higher education and conservatories for 25 years working with different age groups (6-18 years old and adults) and abilities in 1:1, medium and large class sizes.
In her pedagogic approach, her main concern and focus is the participation and learning of the student and the student`s family during the whole educational process. Thus, she is dedicated in working meticulously, efficiently and effectively in providing tailor-made, up-to-da**Contact Detail Removed**ssons motivating thus her tutees to discover their own unique talents, limits and achieve their goals and aspirations. Each lesson includes theory, practice, use of CDs and DVDs accordingly to each student`s unique abilities, interests, skills and pace of learning. Maggie has strong work ethic and is patient, respectful to the students, flexible, with positive attitude, open minded, a good listener able to solve problems while meeting the students’ diverse needs, in a friendly and supportive way.
The course of Music Theory not only provides students with the necessary skills to read and write western music notation, but also enables them to become familiar with more advanced concepts in music including the course of harmony, music analysis, instrumentation and basic principles of composition. Each composition session constitutes a new magical world for the tutees as they learn to compose different music genres, motivating them to search and discover their own unique compositional style, and become composers and potential performers.
The course of Vocal Studies-Singing provides the singers with a great opportunity to express themselves through the use of their body and face. Singing has physical, psychological and emotional benefits according to researchers, helping people to become healthier and happier. Technique is of great importance in singing (circular breathing technique, movements of the whole body and face, ear and pitches training) as our body is our instrument; it is so complicated but at the same time a challenging process. A singer always needs to express his/her soul, to explore famous compositions from different genres, prepare and perform them. Is there a better way to challenge, search and learn about oneself other than by performing?
The piano is an extremely fascinating instrument. As tutor, Maggie educates students to realize that piano can sound like an orchestra as this instrument has the range of an orchestra, and the pianist is able to play many notes simultaneously in many different ways. Moreover, piano is the perfect visual representation of the whole music theory and the ideas that derive from this knowledge. Therefore, as tutor, she focuses in combining the music language with the Alexander and fingers technique, appropriate style and emotion in order to transform each tutee into a well-articulated and solid artist. In this line of thought, the student is taught the most appropriate for each composition piano technique (body position, right movements, breathing control and right poise) and style, a good step for an efficient performance; but more importantly the tutee is motivated and inspired to search, discover, feel and express his/her own thoughts and emotions (introspective experience). The learning process is unique and customized for each student as each one person has different personality with different skills, abilities, background and needs.
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Additional Languages: English (British), German, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The University of Manchester (2017) - Composition (Instrumental & Vocal) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Hellenic Open University (HOU) (2013) - BA (Hons) in European Civilization (Humanities) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Orfeio Conservatory of Athens (Validated by the Greek Ministry of Culture) (2013) - Diploma in Composition (Other) (✔ On File)
- Musical Orizons Conservatory of Athens (Validated by the Greek Ministry of Culture) (2006) - Diploma in Vocal Studies (Other) (✔ On File)
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We highly recommend Maggie who is very professional and puctual as well!
Thank you very much for your kind words. It has been a great pleasure for me to collaborate with such a lovely and eager to learn child as Sonia and an extremely helpful, supportive, positive and encouraging person as Olivia, who has created the appropriate nurturing environment to facilitate the learning process. Sonia is a talented role model student, who works hard and meticulously, with a passion for learning towards developing herself as a musician. Well done Olivia and Sonia!
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. I greatly appreciate your kind words and I am thrilled to hear about your daughter's remarkable achievement in grade 2 piano. Congratulations to Evie on this remarkable accomplishment!
I am delighted to hear that I have made a significant impact on your daughter's piano journey. I am so proud of Evie and her dedication to learning the piano. It fills my heart with joy to know that I could be a part of Evie`s musical journey and help her regain her confidence after the hiatus. She has shown incredible commitment and determination in her piano studies, and it has truly paid off. It was an absolute pleasure to guide her along the way and provide her with the encouragement needed. Her hard work and talent have shone through, and I am grateful to have been able to witness her growth and progress. I have no doubt that you will continue to achieve great things in the world of piano.
Thank you very much for your help and for allowing me to be a part of your daughter`s musical education. It has been a lovely experience for me as well. Evie please keep up the fantastic work, and remember that I am here to support you in your future endeavours!
Thank you very much for your kind words. It has been a great pleasure and fascinated by your progress in such a short period of time. You have been role model students during all our lessons, always respectful, trying hard and paying attention in every detail. I am very happy to interact and guide you in this interesting trip and be of help to better understand and love the magic world of music. Please continue the good work and effort!
I greatly appreciate your positive feedback. Your fast progress and quick learning skills, coupled with persistence and a strong focus on the successful completion of the entrance examination, have made your dream come true. It has been great to explore and work in depth together on your singing skills and abilities. Congratulations on your achievement and wishing you all the best for your future endeavors! Keep up the momentum!
I greatly appreciate your feedback as it derives from a self-motivated and very diligent hard worker who always strives to reach his full potential. The great level of enthusiasm and motivation shown in our sessions have definitely promoted the learning process and experience. Your capabilities, skills and energy helped me to meet your expectations. A person who completes preparatory work, seeks out new learning challenges and is very committed in doing his best, always exceeds expectations with the quality of his work. You have been a very inspirational student! Thank you!
Thank you so much for being an extremely diligent and driven person, who always puts out his best effort and consistently completes house preparation in a timely manner. Exceeds expectations in terms of learning quality and speed, and picks up new topics very easily. It has been a great pleasure working with you. Thank you very much!
It is a great motivation to receive such positive feedback from a person of your caliber and skillset. Always a pleasure to collaborate with a student who is eager to learn and manages to progress so quickly. Your positive spirit and sense of humour constitute among all, a solid basis for a successful learning process. Keep up the good job!
Thank you for your kind words. You have been highly motivated and self-driven. It has been a great pleasure to interact with you. Keep up the momentum!
Thank you very much for your warm and kind words. It has been a great pleasure to interact with your daughter Charlotte. All this time, she has been self-motivated and conscientious, with a strong drive towards learning. Always eager to learn new material and put it into practice. A real joy to be her teacher and really proud about her progress.
It`s always a great pleasure to collaborate with a very motivated, hard working person. An easy learner, very fond of music, keen on detail and eager to constantly developing her learning. Thank you very much for all your efforts and good work!
Thank you very much for your feedback. It`s always a great pleasure to collaborate with an enthusiastic, highly motivated and tenacious student. A person with a high level of determination and great sense of humour, resourceful and full of positive energy. Keep up the good work!
I am very grateful for your feedback. It has been such a pleasure to collaborate with a person inspired by a great motivation to learn. Keep up the momentum!
Maggie is a fantastic tutor and has ticked all for the boxes. She understands I am new and has been very patient with me. She knows what I am looking to get out of my learning and has provided me with a good balance of theory and practical knowledge. After each lesson it is very clear to me what I can work on during the coming week to improve for my next lesson and if I am ever in need of advice I am free to email Maggie who responds to my emails promptly and answers in full. I have also noticed that she is not eager to end the call when my hour is up and ensures we've finished discussing our current topic first. This tells me she's motivated to helping me learn.
Maggie always brings positivity each week and it is a pleasure being taught by her!
Your feedback is highly appreciated as it derives from an enthusiastic learner who seems to enjoy the lessons and exhibits a positive outlook and attitude, showing great enthusiasm which is very supportive of the learning process and the constructive alignment of the learning process. A self-motivated and very diligent hard worker who always strives to reach his full potential, very committed in doing his best. A person who completes preparatory work and practices consistently, seeks out new learning challenges and takes responsibility for his learning has definitely exceeded expectations with the quality of his work!
I greatly appreciate your feedback. You have managed to learn quickly and make fast progress. You have demonstrated great motivation, critical ability and very efficient learning skills. Apart from your amazing sense of humour, your helpful and positive attitude demonstrates further your ability to continue to take on new challenges in the subject area. Thank you so much for your great effort and for being a great learner!
Thank you very much for your very kind and encouraging feedback. Your great motivation, enthusiasm and spirit have made it possible to create this fruitful outcome. I am really proud of your achievement and also happy to meet a person with such skills and qualities. Keep up the excellent work and motivation!
I think that our only regret is that we didn't find Maggie sooner : )
It has been a great pleasure and a creative experience to interact with Henry in lessons of music theory. Henry has been laborious and very motivated via his passion for music regardless of the level of effort required and the level of difficulty involved. His potential, personal strive and dedication to the subject area have contributed to the development of a solid foundation in understanding music.
Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I am very happy we have managed to align the teaching process with your requirements and needs. You are very motivated, able to learn fast, a person with positive attitude and willingness to achieve good standards in every single lesson. Stay confident and keep up the momentum!
It is always the case that learning is tailored to the needs and capabilities of students in light of certain intended outcomes. Your capabilities, skills, and energy helped me to meet your expectations. I enjoyed a great deal our fruitful collaboration and was very happy to see you making great progress. Carry on with the same energy and passion.
Thank you very much for your creative and positive feedback. The great level of enthusiasm and motivation shown in our lessons have definitely promoted the learning process and experience. You have been a very inspirational student, and I have really enjoyed our collaboration. Keep up the good work!
I would like to thank you and express my gratitude for your supportive comments, which were materialised by the fruitful alignment of our interaction. You have clear and set objectives, which have helped a lot in the design and delivery of each lesson. I could not forego on your enthusiasm, motivation and level of effort put forward. Keep up the great job!
Thank you very much for your kind words. I have been fascinated by your motivation, enthusiasm and determination. It is due to these qualities that our collaboration has benefited from and been such a great fun. Looking forward to this amazing journey. Keep up the momentum.
I am very grateful to you for the fantastic feedback. You are an absolutely brilliant student, very motivated and agile, confident, engaging and capable of learning quickly and effectively. I really enjoyed our interaction in an environment cultivated by your passion for creativity, enthusiasm and blended with your unquenchable thirst for learning. Keep up the great work.
A million thanks for your warm comments. Inspire and be inspired can best describe the fruitful collaboration with you. I have enjoyed your friendly disposition, eagerness to learn, level of commitment and motivation. You are highly organised, sensitive and reflective on the learning process. Really amazed. Keep up the momentum!
I am very glad and grateful to receive such a rewarding feedback from a person with fantastic intellectual abilities and level of motivation. Keep up the momentum and keep learning! Thank you!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I am very excited to have students of your caliber. Keep up your enthusiasm and the good work.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write me this fantastic feedback. It is such a great pleasure for me to collaborate with a person who always approach things in a positive and optimistic way, and shows great commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to his goals. Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. It's always such a great pleasure to work with people, who work hard in order to achieve their goals in such a short period of time.
I definitely recommend her!
It's always a great pleasure for me to work with a positive person, so happy to learn new things and with such a good sense of humour! Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback.
Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent feedback!
Thank you wholeheartedly for your wonderful feedback! I count myself lucky to cooperate with so brilliant students. I look forward to working with you too.
A million thanks for the fantastic feedback! You are a very kind and open minded person, eager to learn new things very quickly. Your enthusiasm and dedication to music create the suitable environment for a high quality teaching and learning.
Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. You have been such a great student, full of energy and very motivated to accomplish a higher level in singing. The Greek sweets have been a small prize to your willingness to achieve your goals.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive feedback!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback of yours. You are a very polite and kind person, full of positive energy, always open to try different techniques and styles in piano! I feel very lucky to collaborate with students like Twesige who are open minded and work hard to achieve their goals.
Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. I feel so lucky to have met such a lovely family. Since the beginning I was welcomed warmly by the family, and the children showed great excitement and enthusiasm for learning new things. I am very happy to teach Sofia and Alexander!
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I truly admire your strength, determination for gaining new knowledge, and kindness.
Thank you so much for your comments. You are an amazing student, eager to learn new things and a very kind and pleasant person. I am very happy for being your teacher.