Teaching is encouraging the student to be the creative artist he/she wants
I was born in 1985 in Athens, Greece. From the age of 8 I followed classical guitar lessons and later on I participated in bands and school ensembles as a guitar player and singer. In 2009 I received the Classical Guitar Bachelor diploma as well as the Forestry Engineering diploma from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2011 I was accepted in the Composition Department of Codarts (University of the Arts) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands where I studied for 6 years (Bachelor+Master). My hobbies, photography and video design soon became part of my daily work and ultimately part of my master studies (combined Master with the Audiovisual Design department of Willem de Kooning Academy). Since 2007 I has been involved in musical and audiovisual projects as a musician, photographer, videomaker and audiovisual designer. Through the years I have released a variety of solo works and in 2019 I finalized and released my first audiovisual album titled “Our25thHour”, composed for a conducted quintet and audiovisual tape.
Songwriting is a very fun and creative process that can take from hours to months. Starting with a musical idea, a rhythm, a poem, a text or a video I will show you how to create musical material and then develop them into a song or a composition which can stand out. The secret is finding your own style! We will be sketching and preparing on paper and then working on Sibelius.
I released my AudioVisual album in 2019. It combines
- composed music, performed by a quintet (Vocals, Alto/Tenor Saxophones, Harp, Electric/Double Bass and Percussion/Drums) and
- sound designed elements made of field recordings as well as soundscape recordings
I can guide you through recording, editing, mixing and producing from the beginning till the end. I am working with Logic Pro and I have some interesting electronic equipment that we can discover and use together.
You can ask me anything during the trial lesson.