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
Learn how to play the songs and solos that you love , develop a good ear so you can pick up tunes by listening to them,
and a good knowledge of music theory to help you understand music and how everything connects so you’ll become a better musician!

About Spiros S.

Hello and welcome to my lessons!
I teach Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki and Music Theory lessons and classes and
I also teach Modern Greek language!

All of my students find my lessons very pleasant and informative, they benefit greatly from them, and it makes me happy to watch them progress and become better with each lesson.

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 my students level and goals and I am making a plan to help them how to better achieve them, while enjoying the learning process and the music that we play together in every lesson!

Every lesson includes Music Theory, which the students learn while playing the songs they like, while being introduced to scales, rhythm and lead playing, ear training and how to play and improvise!

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.

I consider myself a Blues-Rock specialist with a knowledge of the American Blues, the British Blues and classic Rock and with a vast experience as a performer and as a teacher!

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.
My knowledge and experience will help you achieve your music goals!

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 everyday schedule of practicing.

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

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William W.
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We just started our lessons with Spiros a few weeks ago, and we’re having a blast! He’s very patient with our struggles, but pushes us enough to grow. He also helps us with our study habits. It’s great to have the guidance as well as the accountability of a private tutor. It’s clear he will do his best to help us succeed! Highly recommend!

Posted Sep 13, 2021
Dimitria and Vivian -.
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Spiros is a great teacher! We have learned so much and our Greek is improving! He makes each lesson fun and enjoyable! Highly recommend! Opa!

Posted Sep 12, 2021
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

Audio

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