Information About Nikolaos - Manchester teacher - (2 reviews)
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Nikolaos is a final year bachelor student at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Petr Prause. He moved to England at the age of 16, on a music scholarship at Millfield School.
He has been playing the cello since the age of 5, joining the New Conservatoire of Thessaloniki where he played with different musicians, participated in large orchestral projects and performed in various recitals.
Moving to the UK he studied with Lucy Scotchmer, exploring a different music styles, from baroque to contemporary. During his last year of school he joind the 'Millfield Piano trio', competing around the country and winning the first prize at the Midsomerset festival.
In 2017 he moved to Manchester for his higher education. At RNCM he became a member of the 'Theseus Quartet', performing at RNCM’s chamber music festival, among other events. Nikolaos also performs on a variety of events and projects, such as, Symphony Orchestra, Brand New Orchestra and New Ensemble. Furthermore he has received lessons and masterclasses by renowned teachers, including, Miklos Perenyi, Leonard Elschenbroich, Vashti Hunter, Jonian Ilias Kadesha.
He has participated in various masterclasses and courses around Greece, on different fields, historical performance, chamber music and solo. Since 2015 he has been taking part at the 'Pelion Festival' receiving tuition from experienced teacherss such as, Ulrich Voss, Angelos Liakakis and Vasilis Saitis. In his second year he received The Shirley Cattarall Award. In 2020 received the Barbirolli prize. His fourth year studies were supported by the Haworth Trust.
My teaching experience mostly comes from summer courses and festivals, where I have been keen on giving some individual lessons to younger or less experienced cellists.
2013: Vlasti (Ptolemaida) summer music course
2017: Pelion Music festiva
20019-2020: New Islington School
Each level and age of music students requires a different teaching approach. I give different priorities with each student, mostly depending on their age and level of playing.
With beginners and young students, I try to make the lesson exciting, keeping variation, making it like a game, so there the motivation is kept high. Practically, at young ages I mostly teach through visual and manual guidance. Children that age learn quickly, by imitating a visual model or with kinaesthetic direction.
With more experienced and older students, I have a more structured approach to teaching. Focusing on specific technical weaknesses every week and discuss how we can apply the learned technique into the chosen repertoire. With advanced students I also want to get into brief discussions on ways of interpreting repertoire and exchanging ideas.
With casual students I am open for them to structure the lesson, I am keen on exploring new repertoire and elaborate techniques.
Regardless of the level or age, each student works differently. The teacher needs to find the best way of working with each student, through being understandable to his/her character and the way of thinking.
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Additional Languages: Greek
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2013) - grade 8 (School) (✘ Not On File)
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I recommend his services, no matter what your music goal is.
Efkaristo for your time Nikolaus!