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Mr Petros Stathatos (BMus Hons PMP)
Mr Petros Stathatos (BMus Hons PMP)

- Bachelor Degree in Popular Music Performance (BIMM
- Performance Psychology Certificate (Performance and Media Coaching UK)
Instruments: - Electric Guitar
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Music Theory / Harmony
- Ear Training
- Composing & Arranging
Genre/Style(s): Covering all styles but specialising in pop-rock, blues, hard rock/metal, funk and fusion.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced



Petros is a professional musician and guitar tutor (DBS verified) based in London.
He has solid experience working both with individual students and groups while he is highly organised, outcome-driven and motivated.
His core values as a teacher are enthusiasm, good communication, patience and passion for teaching and learning new things in music.
He aims to bring the best out of all of his students while his lessons are tailor-made to the individualís ability and pace.


His main influences include major international artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan and many more.


He has been working in the UK as a music tutor for the last 7 years teaching classes of all ages at JCM music school and currently at Marie De Bry Arts Academy covering different levels of students, from beginners and intermediate to the more advanced.

He has graduated from BIMM London (2017) where he was awarded with a Music Bachelor Degree. Over this period in his career, he has attended lessons with some of the finest masters of the instrument like John Wheatcroft, Les Davidson, Jim Clark and has gained recognition following masterclasses with Nile Rodgers, Frank Gambale, Larry Carlton, Vinnie Moore, Mike Stern, Oz Noy, Adam Wakeman, Gerry Leonard, Duff McKagan, Yolanda Charles and Nick Mason among others.
Prior to that he was studying music and taking guitar lessons for another 8 years in his hometown Athens in Greece (Musical Praxis Conservatory & National Conservatory of Athens).

In his career as a musician he has set up several projects performing in a range of styles, including jazz standards and his own original compositions; he has also worked in other genres such as pop/rock, blues, soul, electronic and funk.


Here is a list of various lesson topics that his lessons include.
All the lesson plans listed below are designed to suit each individual student's preferences and needs for musical improvement, meeting University of West London tuition standards.

- Advanced Guitar Techniques

- Improvisation & Styles Tuning

- Timing & Comping

- Arrangement Techniques for Contemporary Styles

- Harmony, Theory, Sight Reading

- Ear Training

- Fine Tuning of Favourite Tunes

- Preparation for Exams


The first lesson with a student involves plenty of interaction in order to evaluate the student's skills and experience by asking a lot of questions about his/her knowledge of the instrument and relevant techniques, goals and musical preferences of the student.

Then he encourages the students to play even using two simple chords or fragments of a scale. Very often he gives them basic backing tracks to start with while he asks them to play these chords or a scale in an open position in time with the track.
Therefore, they can experience how it is to interact with other instruments while he makes sure they realise how important it is to be able to play with a pulse/rhythm.
He makes sure they practise regularly by combining a routine for developing skills like technique, sight reading and rhythmic coherence following a metronome with music that they actually like and listen in their everyday life.
In the beginning he always asks them to make a long list of songs they like and then he puts them into categories according to the difficulty level. Thus the students have the challenge to improve further and be able to perform what they want while they develop vital musical skills. From his experience this is usually a very effective motivation to make them practise regularly.


In the beginnersí classes, students are going to learn the fundamentals of guitar (open chords, scales, picking techniques, finger-style), contemporary music theory and harmony. They will also learn the fundamentals of improvisation, essential comping patterns and establish ear training skills. Moreover, students will develop an understanding of how songs are structured in accordance with basic theory rules.

Preparation on this level is provided for:

- RGT Step Grades and Grade 1 & 2
- RSL Premiere/Debut Grade and Grade 1 & 2
- Trinity Grade 1 & 2
- Any other music exam upon request


In these classes, students will learn how to develop their improvisation skills further by using a combination of arpeggios, scales, modes and rhythmic patterns in a stylistically appropriate way over a variety of genres such as blues, pop/rock, metal, funk, soul and jazz.

The development of timing and comping skills will be enhanced by using a greater variety of rhythm subdivisions and time signatures, a wide range of extended chords and picking techniques (hybrid picking, economy picking, Travis picking, etc).
Do not forget 90% of the time we play guitar is rhythm!
In addition, the students will further improve their sight reading, ear training, theory/harmony and songwriting skills.

These class classes are also tailored to prepare students for exams:

- RGT Grades 3, 4 & 5
- RSL Grades 3, 4 & 5
- Trinity Grade 3, 4 & 5
- Any other music exam upon request


In these lesson, students will learn how to actively engage with advanced guitar techniques and different musical concepts like chord tone enclosures, bebop scales, odd time signatures, negative harmony, polyrhythms, etc.
These classes have been particularly designed to help students develop an arsenal of techniques and skills which are necessary for mastering the instrument and following professional career as musicians.
During these lessons students can also learn how to arrange music for different musical instruments while developing advanced harmony knowledge and songwriting skills.
Furthermore, they will be trained to recognise extended chords and harmonic changes in tunes by developing their listening skills to the highest level through advanced ear training.
They will also be taught how to write their own music scores using examples of scores and lead sheets from acclaimed West End theatre shows in order to develop a great level of competitive skills in the relevant field of the music industry.

These class classes are also tailored to prepare students for exams:

- RGT Grades 6, 7 & 8
- RSL Grades 6, 7 & 8
- Trinity Grade 6, 7 & 8
- Any other music exam upon request

UCAS tariff points are awarded to students attaining this level of music qualifications (grades 6, 7 and 8), in both practical and theory subjects.
For Higher Education music courses in UK, practical music grades have always been an important factor in the application process.

Contact Petros

Address: Kingwood Road 23
Greater London
Mobile: 07542963561
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
Fee (45 minutes): £30.00

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