Spiros Soukis

Spiros S.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

All levels are welcome.
Blues-Rock-Jazz

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About

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Spiros delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 80

Teaching since:
January 1996

Hello and Welcome.
I am looking forward to meeting you and having you as my student.
I am a Conservatory trained Guitar player singer songwriter with a
Music Theory-Harmony degree from the Athens Conservatory
(Athens -Greece) and A Degree in Musicology from Stockholm`s (Sweden) University.

I have studied Jazz Guitar in Stockholm and in Athens.

I have been teaching guitar for many years and I have had many happy and satisfied students, some of them are now professional musicians.

All of my students love my lessons and benefit greatly from them because I love to watch them making progress and becoming better with each lesson.

After the first lesson I realize what the student wants to achieve and I am making a plan to help him/her get there enjoying every step on the way .

Every lesson includes Music Theory ,which the student learns while playing the songs they like while introducing them to scales ,rhythm and lead playing, ear training and how to play and jam with others.

I have been playing regularly at BBKING`s in NYC from Jan. 2006 till 2018
performed at the Lincoln Center playing festivals in U.S.A and in Europe.

I consider myself a Blues-Rock specialist with a vast knowledge of the Blues, the British Blues and classic Rock.

My playing is influenced by the British masters such as
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Robin Trower,
and American guitarists Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B.King, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton and many others.

I am looking forward to meeting you and having you as my student!




*** Lesson Details ***
I customize the lessons to fit the level of proficiency of my students,and to fit to their schedule of practicing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars,Bass,Amps,recording equipment

*** Specialties ***
Guitar,Bass,& Music Theory teacher.
Blues/Rock/Jazz

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Experience

Guitar /Bass & Music Theory Teacher
Jan 2000 - Jan 2018
Private and at music schools


Education

Jazz Guitar Studies
Jan 2000 - Sep 2003
Athens Conservatory
Music Theory
Jan 1995 - Dec 1997
Athens Conservatory,

Languages

Greek,English,Swedish.
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Swedish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Alekos Papadopulos - Audio (Five of five stars; Title of the Month) July 16, 1996
Jul 1996
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Photos & Videos

Let it Rain
From Club Bonafide 
 Live Acoustic tribute to Eric Clapton
Live at B.B.KIng`s ,NYC.
Backstage at B.B.King`s in Times Square after my gig.

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Captured in my studio by a student who asked me to show him how to play "Tush" by ZZTOP
Improvising for the King of the Blues night at Guitar Center.
Live at the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Live at Lincoln Center

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Live at the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.

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Live at BBKING`s
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8 Reviews

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Kleanthis Sep 20, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Spiros is an amazing highly experienced teacher with deep knowledge of music. He is very friendly makes you fel very comfortable from the first moment you meet him. I think that i wouldnt find a better teacher than him. He is awesome!

Nicholas Apr 12, 2019
Greek · In home

Spiros was really great. Very friendly. I look forward to taking more lessons from him.

Adi Mar 15, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Spiros is my guitar instructor for over a year now, I’m so happy to be learning with such an amazing Guitar master 😊.
Not only did I learn how to play, he actually thought me how to read music and work on my vocals.
I couldn’t be happier 😃.
I absolutely recommend to take him as your teacher, you will not regret it!

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Lawrence Sep 28, 2017
Greek · In studio

Spiros is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgable and employs very effective pedagogical techniques.

Andrea A. Aug 9, 2017
Greek · In studio

Personable, knowledgeable, focused, and fun. I'm confident I'll be able to convey the key things I want to on my imminent trip to Greece.

Efcharisto

Louis Y. Apr 21, 2017
Guitar · In home

really enjoyed the class

CHRIS D Jun 21, 2016
Blues Guitar · In studio

I started taking weekly electric guitar lessons with Mr. Soukis at his Times Square studio, after watching many videos of him rockin' the blues at various venues in New York City. He is one of those rare teachers who is not only knowledgeable, but also able to share the knowledge with his students in a comfortable and relaxing manner. I have always been afraid of the guitar but the man has cured my guitar phobia. He has made learning the guitar approachable and fun!!

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Hal R. Jun 24, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio

Spiros is great! I've been taking bass lessons from him for a couple of years now and thanks to him, I can actually play now! He's a good teacher, teaching both elements of theory and also how to get the "feel" of music, and he's also fun to be around. I can say that without his lessons and the music he's sent me, I would not be nearly as good as I am today, nor as motivated to learn more.

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