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Mr Alexandros Nikolakakis
Mr Alexandros Nikolakakis

Qualifications:
BA music (Brunel University)
Grade 8 Drum kit (TVU)
Grade 7 Theory (TVU)
Instruments: Drum kit/percussion
Genre/Style(s): Modern drums, rock, funk, jazz, latin, pop, metal, improvisation
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

I have been exposed to music my entire life, Iíve been playing drums since I was 7 years old and grew up spending a lot of time at my auntieís music school. I understand and appreciate the discipline and persistence needed to master an instrument whilst appreciating the different rates in which each individual will learn.
I have been part of 13 bands (excluding one off performances), one of which I formed and managed. I am accustomed to performing to large audiences and have recorded two albums. In the past, I have organised weekly funk and jazz workshops for teenagers and presently I teach private lessons for all ages.
Patience is paramount when it comes to teaching and also learning. I aim to facilitate collaborative learning in my lessons, creating a fun and interactive environment where all involved can discover and share knowledge.
Consideration of the different educational needs and learning processes of the individual student is also important to ensure successful learning. My classes and expectations are tailored to what the student hopes to achieve in the lesson. For example, an introductory lesson would be fun, experimental and creative while in more advanced lessons I would also stress the importance of practice and gradual progress.
It is also vital that there is open communication between the teacher and student; the student should feel encouraged to ask any question no matter how silly they think it seems. In my lessons I put emphasis on fundamentals and time keeping and incorporate physical activity and games. In addition to this, I feel it is important that the student have an interest in the subject that extends beyond the classroom so I encourage my students to listen to many forms of music in their own time as well as practice.

Contact Alexandros

Address: New Cross gate
London
Greater London
SE14 5RP
Phone: 07716651386
Fee (45 minutes): £31.00
Fee (60 minutes): £37.00

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