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Music Theory and Composition (for beginners and advanced)

I teach music theory equal to a-level.

The purpose of this course is to bring students closer to a conservatory experience, where learning is not limited to "how-to" tutorials and lectures. Through a series of lessons customised according to your needs, assignments, and working with me on tasks, you will develop a great load of skills in composition as well as a deep understanding of music theory.

Through ear training, tonal harmony, history of music, as well as structure and form courses, you will be able to analyse and appraise the music that you play as a classical instrumentalist, as well as boost your skills in composition and arrangement.

Location

At teacher's location: Kings Ave, Ealing, London W5 2SH, UK
At student's location: Around Acton, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Greek

About Me

Musician and music tutor with academic training in contemporary composition and classical guitar and over eight years of experience as a music teacher, primarily focusing on the use of music theory as a tool for students to analyse and comprehend the music that they play and create.

Education

01/2020 – present:
University of West London (UWL), London College of Music
MMus in Composition for Film and Television

09/2012 – 02/2020:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Music Studies, Thessaloníki, Greece
Integrated Master’s Degree in Music Studies, Direction: Composition, Grade: “Very Good”, 8,47/10, (2:1)

09/2010 – 06/2014:
Filippos Conservatory, Véria, Greece

Experience / Qualifications

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
09/2016 - 10/2019:
Private tutoring in Thessaloniki, Greece
Delivered guitar and music theory lessons to pupils of ages 12 to 15 and prepared them for admission examinations of music schools

09/2014 - 06/2019:
Classical Guitar and Music Theory Teacher in Filippos Conservatory in Veria, Greece
Delivered one-to-one classical guitar performance lessons to pupils of ages 7 to 19 up to level 7 (equivalently to the ABRSM curriculum) following the culture ministry’s curriculum. Taught music theory up to A-level (equivalently to the English Department of Education music subject content) in groups. Supervised and conducted various chamber ensembles as well as the guitar orchestra of the conservatory.

COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
12/2018 - present:
Freelance Composer – Orchestrator – Transcriber (TOP RATED) in Upwork.com (https://www.upwork.com/fl/theofilosbikos)
Orchestration, arrangement, transcription and engraving of classical, contemporary concert and film music scores, composition for the media, ghost-composition

12/2019- 01/2020:
Composer of the “Athos, the world’s brightest peak” documentary by Argyris Liapis
Composition and production of orchestral soundtrack for a feature documentary premiered at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, May 2020.

03/2017 - 06/2017:
Orchestrator and arranger in Young Musicians Without Borders Orchestra, Toumba Cultural Center in Thessaloniki, Greece
Arranged Greek folk songs for summer season performances

07/2016 - 01/2017:
On-stage musician at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece
Classical guitarist (chosen via audition) in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” theatrical play (music by Paul Dessau), for the 2016-2017 winter season, 5 shows a week. Apart from playing the guitar in the 8-part ensemble, I collaborated with the theatrical cast to create soundscapes using extended playing techniques and improvised instruments

EXTRA-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE - PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS & PERFORMANCES:
30/05/2018:
SpaceLab, Thessaloniki, Greece
Presentation of my composition “Study on a theme by Igor Stravinsky” for solo piano, performed by Jana Luksts in in the context of “Trigger: New works for solo piano by emerging Thessaloniki based composers”, held by Fullbright and AUTH

06/05/18 – 12/05/18:
Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece
Participation and presentation of my composition “Stupefaction II” for large chamber ensemble, fixed media and film, performed by the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music and conducted by I. Konitopoulos, in the context of the “2018 Composition Workshop for Young Composers”

05/11/2017:
Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloníki, Greece
Presentation of my composition “Pendulum” for flute and guitar, performed by Ria Georgiadis (flute) and Fotis Koutsothodoros (guitar) in the context of the “8th Contemporary Music Lab”

COMPETITIONS:
18/05/2016:
Greek Composers Union, Athens, Greece
3rd prize in the “7th National Composition Contest in the memory of Dimitris Dragatakis” for my work “Stupefaction” for oboe, 2 violins, viola and violoncello
I teach classical guitar up to grade 7. The purpose of this course is to bring students closer to a conservatory experience, where learning is not limited to "how-to" tutorials and lectures. Through a series of lessons customised according to your needs, assignments, and working with me on tasks, you will develop a great load of skills in classical guitar performance as well as a deep understanding of the classical guitar repertoire. I focus on the western classical guitar repertoire from Renaissance to the 21st century (for example works of Dowland, Narvaez, Bach, Giuliani, Scarlatti, Carcassi, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Koshkin etc). Not only will we focus on the technical aspects of playing the guitar, but we will also analyse and use tools of music theory in order for you to deeply understand and be able to demonstrate your personal character in your performance.

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