Andreas Papapetrou

Music tutor

Based in
New Cross, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in London
Andreas Papapetrou | Music tutor

Rates: £30 per hour

Make an enquiry Phone: 07526174768

Hi! I am Andreas Papapetrou, a composer, performer and teacher based in London and I teach piano, accordion, music theory and composition.

Piano - classical, contemporary, pop and other genres.
Accordion - classical, folk.
(Instrumental teaching includes ear training, chord symbols, improvisation, playing posture and basic music theory knowledge)
Music theory - including ear training, musical knowledge (harmony, analysis, history of music, etc.)
Composition - in various styles and idioms, including relevant computer software skills etc.

Masters (MMus) in Composition, Distinction - Trinity College of Music, 2011
Joint BA and MA degree in Composition, Distinction - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009
Diploma in Piano Performance and Teaching, Distinction - State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008
Piano Teaching Degree, Distinction - Hellenic College of Music, Cyprus, 2001

I began my music studies at the age of 6, at the ARTE Music Academy (formerly Hellenic College of Music) in Cyprus, where I graduated from in 2001 with a Degree in Piano Performance with distinction. I continued my studies in Greece, at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, where I got my Diploma in Piano Performance and Teaching, with distinction, in 2008, and at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where I graduated from with a Joint BA and MA Degree in Composition with distinction in 2009. After this I moved to London, where I studied composition at Trinity College of Music, acquiring my MMus in Composition with distinction in 2011. I am currently a PhD candidate at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, specialising in composition.

I have studied composition with Michalis Lapidakis, Panayiotis Kokoras, Errolyn Wallen, Stephen Montague and Dominic Murcott, piano with Elena Sophocleous, Emilia Tzima and Douglas Finch, accordion with Irinoula Constantinidou, and jazz song with with Yula Michail.

Currently a a PhD candidate specialising in composition at Trinity College of Music, I work as a freelance composer, performer and music teacher. As a music teacher I teach piano, accordion, music theory and music composition, both for beginners and advanced students. I have been teaching music for the last 5 years. I teach people of all ages, from children to adults.

I have taught piano at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, from 2006 to 2009, specialising on beginners and intermediate level students. I have been teaching piano, accordion, theory and composition privately since I came to London in 2009, to both children and adults.

In piano playing and teaching I specialise on classical music but I am also open to other styles, including pop music and other genres.
In accordion playing and teaching I specialise in classical music and folk music (mostly Greek).
In composition teaching, I always let the student choose their preferred style. I do, however, specialise in contemporary classical music, ranging from acoustic to purely electronic music, and I can offer advice on relevant computer program skills (sequencers, sound processing and music notation).

Arranging a lesson:
I am generally on weekdays from 09:00 to 20:00. However, if no other time is possible, we can discuss weekend lessons.

Learning about music or how to make music should be an enjoyable experience. I've had several music teachers in my life so far and, I can say, everyone has had a different approach towards teaching. I think I have inherited some teaching qualities from all of them. I feel that I have a good way to communicate with children and I am a very patient person. I am very receptive to my student's needs and I am willing to help and guide them into solving any problems related to music they might have. I always try to find the simplest way to communicate my ideas or what a music piece requires. I will always bear in mind what my student's opinions and needs are and try to adjust my teaching around these.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


The first lesson is free because it is usually spent - apart from teaching - on getting to know each other and discussing the students' needs. I, therefore, regard it as a consultation lesson.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07526174768

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