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Stamatia Statherou - Piano Teacher in Canterbury, Kent

Dr Stamatia Statherou Classical Piano Teacher (Canterbury)

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  • Central Canterbury (CT2)
  • Last Logged In: 29 Apr 2018
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification BA in Piano Performance, Soloist Diploma in Piano
  • Professional Qualification PhD in Composition, MMus in Piano/Pedagogy, MMus in Theory and Composition
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS
  • Professional Membership ISM


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Personal Message
I am a concert pianist, composer and an energetic, versatile piano teacher and a composition lecturer. I have specialised on developing dexterity without causing hand tension, improving sight-reading, memorisation and on teaching composition.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical Piano, Contemporary Classical Piano, Popular Piano, Sight-reading, Aural Skills, Composition, Orchestral Writing, Songwriting, Advanced Music Theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Musical Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Master of Music (M.Mus.) Piano/Pedagogy (Distinction), Texas Christian University, Texas, USA
Master of Music (M.Mus.) Theory/Composition (Distinction), Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Piano Performance (Cum Laude Distinction), Athens, Greece
Conservatoire Diplomas
Piano Soloist Diploma (Distinction), Athens, Greece
Fugue Advanced Theory Diploma (Distinction), Athens, Greece
Counterpoint Advanced Theory Diploma (Distinction), Athens, Greece
Tonal Harmony Advanced Theory Diploma (Distinction), Athens, Greece
Certificate in Commercial Electronic Orchestration and Music Creation, Athens, Greece
What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked more than 20 years in various posts as a piano teacher, lecturer and professor of piano as well as a lecturer in advanced theory and composition in major institutions (schools, conservatories, colleges, universities) both in the UK, Greece and in America. Many of my students have entered international competitions and were awarded several diplomas in piano teaching and piano performance.
How much do you charge?
I charge £45 per hour or £40 for 45 minutes for piano and £50 per hour for composition. Discounts for group lessons.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home studio in Canterbury, Kent.
When are you available?
I work on Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays and on the weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have students from the age of 12 to the age of 72! I teach piano from grade 1to diploma level, post-diploma/postgraduate level, university level musical analysis, orchestral writing, composition and songwriting. I can also help you with assignments in various theory and composition courses in further education.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM grade exams from 1 to 8 in piano and theory, ABRSM diplomas (ARSM, DipARSM, LRSM, FRSM), Trinity College piano and theory exams grades 1 to 8, Trinity College diplomas (piano performance, piano teaching, theory and composition ATCL, LTCL, FTCL).
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Lessons are conducted via internet (skype) and by email.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
Where and with whom did you train?
Texas Christian University, 3 years piano performance teacher: Dr. Tamás Ungár (world-renowned educator and pianist)
Texas Christian University, 3 years piano pedagogy supervisor: Leanne Kirkham (pedagogy University lecturer and teacher)
Texas Christian University, 2 years composition supervisor: Dr Gerald Gabel (composer)
Goldsmiths, University of London, composition supervisor: Professor Roger Redgate (composer)
Other composition teachers: Dr Katharine Norman (composer), Dr Sadie Harrison (composer)
Masterclasses with world-class pianists such as Eygeny Kissin, Oxana Yablonskaya, Vovka Ashkenazy among others.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students have won scholarships in independent schools in UK, composition awards in UK and all successfully passed the ABRSM and Trinity exams and diplomas (most of them with merit or distinction).
Do you have a personal message for students?
My primary target is to help you achieve your musical goal by developing an affinity for music, enhancing creativity in piano or in composition and by discovering solutions to unresolved problems (difficulties in technique at all levels, psychological factors, fright stage, memory lapses etc) you may have regardless of what is your level in music.