- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Both my husband I have been taking lessons in Greek from Spiros for several years. My husband is Greek-American, but did not learn the language growing up, and we travel to Greece fairly often to visit relatives. We had taken Greek lessons years ago with mixed results. That teacher's rote drills of grammar made for very slow and tedious progress. In contrast, when we started taking lessons again with Spiros after many years, we began to learn to converse immediately. We certainly learned grammar from textbooks, but also honed our skills by putting our lessons into practical use and conversation. In our lessons, we review grammar and vocabulary, work on reading and writing skills and practice conversational Greek. Since we have started studying with Spiros,we have actually been able to get by day to day speaking Greek when we travel to Greece. Our relatives have been amazed at our progress. I highly recommend Spiros to anyone who wants to study modern Greek.
Chief, Planning, Development and Environmental Services for MTA Capital Construction Company
Spiros is a lively and engaging Greek tutor. He combines textbook analysis with real life perspective on learning the language. I highly recommend him!
Mon Mar 27 2017
As someone with Greek heritage, who did not speak Greek (having forgotten all my Greek learned as a child), I decided to take Greek lessons with Spiros. With his help, I was able to make rapid progress, and when I next went to Greece, my relatives were very surprised, impressed and happy with my new ability to communicate with them! It was great to be able to talk with my older relatives and share stories with them.
Mon Mar 27 2017
I have been Spiros' student for nine years, and have been extremely pleased with his teaching methods and, most of all, with the results! I have learned enough to hold my own in conversations with native Greek speakers, and feel confident as well in my comprehension and reading and writing skills. Spiros is patient but firm, and sensitive to my particular learning style.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 80
- Teaching since:
- January 1996
Many years of teaching experience and many happy and satisfied students, some of them are now professional musicians.
5 personal cds.
Award for best Rock album in Greece.
Music Theory-Harmony degree from the Athens Conservatory
Degree in Musicology from Stockholm`s (Sweden) University.
Regular appearances at BBKING`s in NYC since Jan. 2006
and at many other major NYC venues.
Music Therapy sessions while learning how to play the tunes that you love.
My playing is influenced by the British masters
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour,
and American guitarists Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan,B.B.King,Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton and many others.
Some of my students come from the corporate world and use my lessons as music therapy.
Some of my students are now well respected pro guitar players.
All of my students love my lessons and benefit greatly from them
in so many ways.
*** 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 ***
*** Specialties ***
Guitar,Bass,& Music Theory teacher.
Spiros was really great. Very friendly. I look forward to taking more lessons from him.
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!
Spiros is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgable and employs very effective pedagogical techniques.
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.
really enjoyed the class
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!!Show More
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.Show More