Spiros Soukis
New York, NY
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Spiros Soukis

Spiros S.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a native Greek- Athenian college educated who is teaching modern Greek in New York for the past 10 years with many satisfied and happy students and many recommendations. I use the same method and books as at the Athens Centre for Greek Studies which is an established and efficient method of teaching with great results. All levels and all ages are welcome from beginners to advanced students.
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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.

Linda C.
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Reviews
kathryn typaldos

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
John K

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
Jeann Linsley

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.

About Spiros S.

Welcome you to the right place where you can learn and enhance your knowledge as a musician on Guitar, Bass,Bouzouki and Music Theory, or your Greek Language skills in modern Greek.

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.

I am a Conservatory trained Guitar player, Singer-Songwriter, Performing -Recording artist,
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.

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 closing night April 29th 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,
Rory Gallagher, The Rolling Stones,Led Zeppelin,Pink Floyd ,and American guitarists Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B.King,,The Allman Brothers Band and many others.
You can become the next one with my knowledge and experience to guide you!
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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Christy B.
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Great interactions. Looking forward to next lesson

Posted Jun 18, 2021
Carrie
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Spiros is great! In a short time I have already noticed improvement. He is patient, and very pleasant. He is always punctual, and knows how to make the most out of our lesson times. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Posted Apr 6, 2021
Cat
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Spiros is a very friendly and effective tutor, who adapts his teaching to the student’s needs and proficiency level – in my case it’s a great mix of reading, conversation, and a short written assignment for each lesson. The online video format works perfectly. Under his instruction I am both encouraged and challenged, as I expand my vocabulary and conversational skills and build my confidence in Greek. Highly recommend!

Posted Mar 24, 2021
Avi
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Spyros was a great Greek teacher! Our lessons were a mix of grammar, reading, and speaking. He would find interesting books, stories, and articles to read together and could explain complicated grammatical concepts well. I improved my Greek so much, especially my speaking and skills!

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Nate
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Spiros has been an ideal teacher for me, he has a wealth of experience to draw from and has a natural nack for teaching (Im an absolute beginner).
His teaching method gets you playing fast and doesn't skimp on theory and musicality - he doesn't simply have you learn tabs and songs, this was a huge plus for me. Highly recommend him.

Posted Jan 11, 2020
Lynda Horvat
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Excellent first lesson. Via Skype we covered common phrases, beginning grammar and vocabulary. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Lynda Horvat
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Excellent first lesson. Via Skype we covered common phrases, beginning grammar and vocabulary. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Kleanthis
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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!

Posted Sep 20, 2019
Nicholas
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Spiros was really great. Very friendly. I look forward to taking more lessons from him.

Posted Apr 12, 2019
Adi
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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!

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Lawrence
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Spiros is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgable and employs very effective pedagogical techniques.

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Andrea A.
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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

Posted Aug 9, 2017
Louis Y.
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really enjoyed the class

Posted Apr 21, 2017
CHRIS D
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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!!

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Hal R.
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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.

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Catharina B.
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Posted Apr 5, 2021

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Experience

Guitar /Bass & Music Theory Teacher
Jan 1990 - Present

Private and at music schools

I have been teaching guitar for many years and I have had some amazing students! I would love to meet you and guide you into successfully becoming a great musician.

Education

Jazz Guitar Studies
Jan 2000 - Sep 2003

Athens Conservatory

Music Theory
Jan 1990 - Dec 1994

Athens Conservatory,

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greek

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Swedish

Professional Proficiency

Swedish.

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

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

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