Goldsmiths, University of London
High Pass (2009)
Goldsmiths, University of London
Attikon Conservatory, Athens, Greece
University of Athens, Greece
Conservatory of Kallithea, Athens, Greece
Information about Viki
I teach cello, piano, music theory and composition to any age, for any style of music. I hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have over 15 years’ experience teaching both privately and in London schools through institutions such as the Guildhall School of Music and Hackney, Southwark and Waltham Forest Music Services. I have prepared many students for ABRSM and Trinity graded exams up to Grade 8+, foundation and undergraduate programmes in cello, piano and music theory with a good record of success. I have also taught beginner violin and GCSE and AS/A Level Music. I am classically trained at Masters level in cello and piano, theory and composition, having studied at the University of Athens and Goldsmiths College, University of London. I have also received external training from ABRSM London Conferences, the Learning Trust, NSPCC and others.
Alongside teaching, I am a performer and composer, specialising in experimental, improvisational and collaborative/multi-media projects. I also play traditional Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern music.
I offer a low-cost trial lesson to my students (£10) so that we can get to know each other and agree on what we’d like to work towards together. I offer 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons. My teaching often involves a degree of improvisation and music theory, as well as repertoire, as I believe that these are an important part of learning music. My aim as a teacher is to instil a love for music to my students. Ultimately, I want to help them become independent learners by showing them how to think critically and how to break down any challenge into achievable components.
Availability: I am available all days of the week, mornings, afternoons and evenings from 9am to 7pm.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Teaching Experience
2019-Present: Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher (cello, piano, violin part-time) with Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Music Education Islington).
• Violin and cello whole class (WCET) teaching
• Teaching piano or cello in small groups or individuals
• Differentiating activities for children of different ages and abilities
• Training ensembles, participating in festivals
• Preparing students for ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exams
• Planning, progress monitoring and self-evaluation techniques
• Knowledge of music education’s institutional aspect and policies
2019-Present: Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher (cello, violin, part-time) with Southwark Music Service.
2018-Present: Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher (cello, violin, piano part-time) with Waltham Forest Music Service.
2008–Present: Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher (cello, piano/keyboards, part-time) with the Hackney Music Service.
2014-2019: Peripatetic Cello Teacher (part-time) with the ‘Artsfirst’ (Islington Music Education Hub).
2005–Present: Private instrumental (piano, cello) and theory/composition teaching with students of all ages, in all styles. Also preparing students for ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exams as well as foundation and undergraduate music courses.
2017: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) certificate.
2008–2009: Master in Music, (Composition), Goldsmiths College, University of London (High Pass).
2005–2007: Master in Music, (Contemporary Music Studies), Goldsmiths College, University of London (Distinction)
1995–2006: Cello Diploma (MMus equivalent), ‘Attikon’ Conservatory, Athens (Distinction)
1999–2005: BA/ Integrated Master in Musicology, Department of Music Studies, University of Athens, (Distinction)
1999–2004: Advanced Theory Studies, ‘Phillipos Nakas’ Conservatory, Athens (Distinction)
Harmony, 16th century Counterpoint, Fugue
1989–2002: Piano Diploma (MMus equivalent), ‘Conservatory of Kalithea’, Athens, (Distinction)
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Feedback For Viki (1)
She is quite a knowledgeable teacher and my daughter is much more comfortable with learning about music theory, due to Viki`s positive comments and feedback to my daughter`s work.