Information About Vassilis - Hampstead teacher
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Vassilis got involved with music at young age in Cyprus by having lessons under the guidance of the well respected bassist Omiros Andreou (Zilla Project) and guitarist Manolis Vourakis (Blues Wire). After joining many bands and gaining a large amount of experience by playing gigs at many venues and festivals all over the island, he decided to become a professional working musician.
He is now working in London as a professional musician and a freelance bassist, after graduating from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Over the last years he has performed live at many different venues in London such as the 100 Club, The Borderline, the O2 Kentish Town, the O2 Academy Islington, the Tramp Members Club, the Albert’s Members Club and many more. By recording and playing with many artists he became able to adopt in a variety of different styles of music. Most recently he had the opportunity to work with well known music producers such as Sam Miller (Paloma Faith, Christina Aguilera, PJ Harvey, The Temperance Movement, One Direction, Razorlight, The Magic Numbers), Steve Lyon (Depeche Mode, The Cure, Paul McCartney, George Best, Laura Pausini), Tom Guy & Jim Macrae (Jordan Rakei) and to share the stage and perform next to great musicians such as the session guitarist Joon Switon (The Roots, Compton, Les Nubians, Ayo, Eric Roberson and more), the L.A. based jazz singer Tricia Tahara (Patrice Rushen, Alphonso Johnson, Lenny White, Nungu Chancler) and guitarist Tolis Zavaliaris (Pete Lockett, Laurence Cottle, Neil Angilley, Vanessa Mae). In 2016 his band, Rival Karma; had their single ‘Lies’ being featured in the ‘Rock Nudes’ worldwide campaign of Maybelline New York. He also had the opportunity to open for artists such as Brother Strut, Steve Cradock (Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene), Darrel Higham and Finley Quaye.
Vassilis is now continuing to work in London as a professional musician and his aim is to become a versatile bassist and to gain as much experience as possible.
I have been teaching bass guitar and music theory & harmony professionally to students of all ages for the last 10 years.
The teacher – student relationship is very special as it can greatly influence the motivation, encouragement and the upbringing of a child.
I am happy to teach bass guitar and music theory to students of any age in a very friendly environment and I try my best to ensure that all the essential musical skills are provided to each student in the best quality possible.
This would include:
• BASS TECHNIQUE AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE SKILLS
• SIGHT READING
• MUSIC THEORY & HARMONY
• EAR TRAINING
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- The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, United Kingdom (2016) - BMus (Hons) in Popular Music Performance (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)