Information About Maria Eleni - Kingston upon Thames teacher
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My interest in the arts was first kindled at the age of seven when I started classical ballet lessons. Music is something I feel very passionate about, it began with the first time I played the keyboards at the age of ten. By the age of sixteen I was taking music lessons and had come to realize that this is what I wanted to do the rest of my life.
When I graduated high school I enrolled in a Music Production and Technology course at IEK AKMI. Technology was always something which intrigued me and especially when it is combined with music. AKMI provided me with opportunities never before available to me. There I learned a lot about production and how to use studio equipment and studio programmes like Qubase, Logic Pro and Pro-tools. Moreover, throughout this process I learned what it means to be part of a team, how to interact even under the most demanding conditions but above all to respect your colleagues and your art. My musical apprehensions did not stop there, something in me was still looking for a place to fit in and that is when I realized that I wanted to be more fundamentally involved in music so I decided to further my studies at the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece.
While attending the National Conservatory of Athens I studied Higher Theoretical, Classical Piano, Vocalist Contemporary Song and Violoncello and graduated in 2010. I was also awarded with distinction for Excellence of the Higher Theoretical (Harmony Degree) from the Latsis Group Public Benefit Foundation in 2011. The Conservatory was a milestone in my life and a momentous factor in my consequent musical growth. Seven consecutive years of constant studying, hard work, experience and meticulous collaboration with prestigious people of music and the arts. Throughout my studies at the Conservatory I was involved in a number of musical activities. I was a member of the chorus of the Mixed Professional Choir “Musical Argo” that deals with folk music from Greece and the world with many concerts and productions in Greece and overseas, for example, concerts in dedication to Grigoris Bithikotsis and the G. Bithikotsis orchestra and concerts with Antonis Kalogiannis which toured Skiathos, Chios and Turkey. At the same time I aspired to broaden my knowledge and followed Kinesiology – Expression (Choreography for dance theatre) and danced in a musical dance production at the Roes Theatre in Athens. In addition, I was the Video Editor, Sound Designer and Assistant to the Director for the 30-year Anniversary of the National Conservatory of Peristeri at the Phoenix Theatre, the musical theatre production “Stage Curtain and Let’s Go” and “What’s Playing Now” a dedication to Stamatis Kraounakis at the Arts Theatre Conservatory Chrysanthos Mouzakitis.
Furthermore, in December 2012, I played several Classical Piano pieces as an active member of the Piano Concert by the National Conservatory at the Peristeri Public **Contact Detail Removed**.
I also attended the seminars at the Panhellenic Piano Festival (Seminar-Recital-Lecture / Virtuosos’ Association “The Artist” Coordinated by Elena Mouzala in the Municipality of Paleo Faliro) whilst attending the seminar I played Frederic Chopin’s “Nocture 1”.
After graduating from the National Conservatory I was a teacher of Contemporary Song, Piano, Theory and Violoncello at the National Conservatory of Paleo Phaliro, Zographou and Attikon Conservatory in Amfialli. Education is something that always arouses my interest and something that always consider is created as an extension of yourself.
In conjunction with my musical activities I also worked for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Peristeri. I was a Sound Engineer / Music Producer at ARC Studio and a Radio Broadcaster / Sound Engineer / Music Producer / Studio Manager at Radio Isart web radio from 2009-2013.
At present, I am delivering unique music compositions from my two studios (United Kingdom-Greece) worldwide. I have worked on several and different projects and I can create music in a wide range of styles, such as orchestral, electronic, hybrid electronic, epic, ethnic, ambient, minimal and others. I have the ability to keep the quick delivery and the deadlines since I am leading a powerful team of musicians and technicians when is needed.
I am trained in all areas of traditional and modern compositions, orchestration, music preparation and conducting for film and visual mediums as I have studied Film Scoring, Advanced Music Theory, Music Technology, Music Production, Orchestration, Piano Performing, Cello Performing and Vocal Performing.
Since 2014 I have been collaborating with Animator / Illustrator Elpida Panourgia writing music compositions for animation projects.
Furthermore, I have worked as a Music Composer/Orchestrator/Audio Mixer for the Drama Short Film “Homeless” by Rock City Films Company – shot in Miami, FL, United States, 2015-2016, for the Drama Short Film “Killing my Girl” by Tasos Giapoutzis – shot in London-Lutton, UK, 2014-2015, for the Horror Short Film “After Party” by Alexandros Zarbis – shot in Athens, Greece, 2017-2018 and for the Drama Short Film "Capsule" by Ziyang Zheng, London, UK, 2018.
I was responsible for music composing and sound mixing/editing, orchestration, music preparation, music technology/production and conducting for films.
Additionally, I have composed and produced music for films for the Xhail Company _ Music **Contact Detail Removed** in the United Kingdom. Moreover, I have worked as a Music Composer for two series/advertising spot of TV channel ERT1, Greece.
Currently, I am Music Composer at ScapeTune Company_ Music and SFX **Contact Detail Removed**, London, UK and I am studying my Master degree "Composing for Film & Television" at Kingston University. Further, I am working for an upcoming Production with Noon Films Production Company, London, UK; for an upcoming Drama Short Film by director Alexandros Zarbis and for two dance productions with British actor Jason Piper and the movement director/choreographer Rachael Nanyonjo.
Music to represents everything to me, the instrument to all the senses.
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(Piano and Vocals/Contemporary Song)
• Music Teacher at National Conservatory, Faliro, Greece
(Vocals Contemporary Song, Piano, Theory and Violoncello teaching)
• Music Teacher / Music Leader at National Conservatory, faliro, Greece
(Music teaching and Music Leader in Music Children’s Choir with preparation and performance in many musical activities as Concerts, Events)
• Music Teacher at Zografou National Conservatory, Greece
(Vocals Contemporary Song)
• Music Teacher at Attikon Conservatory, Amfiali branch, Greece
(Vocals Contemporary Song)
• Music Teacher at Primary School of Peristeri, Greece
(Music Theory, Vocals Contemporary Song)
• Volunteer Music Teacher at orphanage of Penteli - Greece
(Vocals Contemporary Song and Piano teaching)
I really appreciate and admire every student's desire and dedication to enrich their musical knowledge to the highest level, giving them a greater stairway to their later musical journey.
The dedication is a very important fact for any student to approach any higher goal.
I am delighted to offer every student a high level of music education, as my deep Musical knowledge and my long-term experience in Music and especially in Music education allows me.
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- Kingston University-London (2017) - MMus in Composing for Film & Television (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (2015) - Piano -grade 8 (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- National Conservatoire (Greece) (2003) - Graduate of Higher Theoretical (Degree in Harmony) Graduate Vocalist Contemporary Song (Degree) Graduate of Classical Piano (Higher Institute level) Violoncello (Intermediate school level) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- IEK AKMI (Institute training), Athens, Greece (2002) - School of Music Technology – Music Production Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)