THEODORE A., Piano
Born in Greece in 1991, started piano lessons at the age of 6. Continued his studies for piano and theory at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki from where he got his Piano Diploma. He graduated from the “Music Science and Art University of Macedonia” taking his Piano Performance Bachelor Degree, with Professor Igor Petrin (graduate from the Tchaikovsky Academy of Moscow).
Attended seminars with prominent teachers Yuri Bogdanov, L. Boyadjieva, D. Leljak, M. Rossetti, A. Shorr, R. Boldorini, H.Takenouchi, D. Petralia, R. Salinas, B. Taneva, D. Evnouhidou, A. Leimoni, G. Aravides, L. Totsiou, and participated in numerous concerts in various parts of Greece and abroad in Europe as a soloist pianist.
He is been nominated with awards in International Competitions such as the N. Skalkotta Award (2010). As a soloist participated with State Orchestra of Thessaloniki (2014), Thessaloniki’s Symphony Orchestra (2013), Symphony Orchestra of the MSA University of Macedonia (2013), as well as Sinfonietta Orchestra in Athens (2013).
He’s been a member of distinguished Choirs and Vocal Ensembles. He has attended Orchestra conducting courses with V. Semeonides and Choir conducting with A. Papagergiou. He is the founder and director of “Vita Musicale Vocal ensemble” in Greece, conducting for 3 years. As an Orchestra Director conducted the Opera “The Snow Bogatyr” by Cesar Cui (2014-2015).
Teaching piano, classical singing and music theory for 10 years now he has promoted his students with awards of excellence in Piano Competitions, getting Aards and Scholarships.
Depending on the age, I handle every student differently according to their personal musical needs and goals guiding them to reach their targets. Some of those needs and goals would be to learn how to remain focused, how to express their feelings through their playing and for the advanced ones to just improve their technical skills.
Fundamentally, I believe that music learning should be curiosity-driven, active, enjoyable, and emphasize self-expression. I’ve attended a course of Suzuki Method in teaching, during my studies at the University. From the very beginning, the foundation of my teaching method involves the Suzuki method. I strongly believe it is necessary to function through that method subconsciously while learning music and later on as involving deeper to understand more of the rules and laws that exist and apply.