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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £35.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

Despina Nikolakis-Mouchas
is a performer, a teacher and a musicologist.
She practices the Art of Piano Teaching
at it's best.

Despina offers private tuition, workshops and master classes for all abilities.

She is a very experienced teacher and performer. If you seek advice on how to prepare all levels of practical or theory exams,
Despina will guide you and help you design a realistic plan in order to achieve your goal.

Her unique approach on how to feel confident and relaxed on the keyboard
while developing good listening skills, gives amazing results.

Would you like to acquire good sound, freedom of movement, excellent sight reading and aural skills, enjoy playing and performing?
Would you like to enrich your musical creativity and imagination?
I would be glad to hear from you.

Despina Nikolakis
is a performer, a teacher and a musicologist.
She practices the Art of Piano Teaching
at it's best.

Despina offers private tuition, workshops and master classes for all abilities.

She is a very experienced teacher and performer. If you seek advice on how to prepare all levels of practical or theory exams,
Despina will guide you and help you design a realistic plan in order to achieve your goal.

Her unique approach on how to feel confident and relaxed on the keyboard
while developing good listening skills, gives amazing results.

Would you like to acquire good sound, freedom of movement, excellent sight reading and aural skills, enjoy playing and performing?
Would you like to enrich your musical creativity and imagination?
I would be glad to hear from you.

Tutoring Experience:

She studied in Royal College of Music and obtained her RCM in piano performing and ARCM in piano teaching in 1981.

As a scholar of the French Government, she went to Paris
to study piano with Monique Haas and composition with Jacques Casterede. Her masters degree in Musicology at the Sorbonne University followed in 1984.

Since then she has been performing in Europe and the US as a soloist, recitalist, and in various chamber music groups. Critics have described her as a "stunning performer", "a great talent" and her performances as "of great quality" and "moments of emotion".

She has a vast teaching experience of more than twenty five years. She has taught at the "National Conservatory" (Greece), at the music school of "Austin Lyric Opera" (Texas), the "Regional Conservatory of Mesnil St. Denis and Cernay la Ville"(France) and "The Music Practice" (UK).

Despina has organized very successful Master Classes and Piano Workshops.

She also teaches at her private studio and many of her pupils have won prices and awards. Her students have 100% success in their ABRSM piano and theory exams. She has also successfully prepared students for the CT and Teaching Diploma.

Despina is an EPTA member and an Alexander Technique advocate.

Tutoring Approach:

Teaching is an Art, therefore, as all forms of Art, teaching needs dedication, enthusiasm, imagination,experience,compassion and love. It is an Art of communication and passing of knowledge and experience.

I would like to help my students to develop their initial wish to learn the piano, into a passion for music and it's magical effect into our lives.

Music is a treasure, but this treasure has to be earned. I hope that my patience and sense of humour will help my students discover this treasure. It is a long process and needs a lot of discipline, but music rewards you well!

Every student takes me to a new journey and I love to explore new
paths with each one of you.

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Despina

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

Qualifications:

  • Sorbonne Paris, France (1984) - Musicology (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal College of Music (1981) - ARCM (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal College of Music (1980) - RCM (College) (✘ Not On File)

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