Study with Aris
Whether you are an advanced composition student seeking a teacher to help you get into a great university course, or an amateur songwriter who wishes to learn how to structure your ideas into songs, Aris can tailor a personalized program to suit your needs.
Aris has written, arranged and orchestrated music in a variety of different styles and genres: from chamber and orchestral concert works, to big band, musical theater, pop, and film. Aris has over six years of experience, working with some of the world's finest musicians and ensembles, including: The National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece; Bobby Sanabria and his multi-Grammy nominated Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Broadway orchestrator and music-director, Andrew Gerle; Portland Opera Music Director, George Manahan, and many others.
A recipient of the Fulbright award, Aris completed his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Classical Composition at Manhattan School of Music in NYC, where he studied with Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh, receiving the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence upon graduation. In the past years, he has taught numerous composers and songwriters, and tutored university students in film-scoring, music technology, music theory and music history.
Aris currently offers lessons in Composition, Songwriting, Arrangement/Orchestration, and tutoring in Music Theory and Music History.
Lessons are offered through Skype (for international students) and In-Person, at Aris's private studio in Limassol (for residents of Cyprus), and are designed to suit the individual needs of each student. Aris believes in teaching the craft of music writing through your own projects. The goal is to help develop your writing skills in your own style, while learning from the great masters of the past. Aris firmly believes that in order to be a good composer, one should be a well-rounded and educated musician. For this reason writing lessons are often supplemented with Music Theory and Music History. Students of all levels and styles are welcome.
You can book your lesson online by using our online booking system (by pressing the button below). We also offer monthly plans (fixed amount of lessons per month) for a discounted price. Please note that all times in the system are displayed in Cyprus time (GMT+2).
**IMPORTANT: If this is your first time, it is required that you first book a free consultation session to meet with Aris to discuss which program is best for you, before purchasing a lesson or a package.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Aris, by clicking here.