Learn music from an experienced and internationally active composer, arranger, and orchestrator. With a passion for teaching, and a very diverse musical background, including classical concert music, film, jazz, and musical theater, Aris can tailor a lesson to suit your needs.
His recent collaborations include The National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece, multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria, and Broadway music director and pianist, Andrew Gerle.
A recipient of the Fulbright Award, Aris holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Classical Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, in New York, presented with 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 Music Theory, Music History, Film Scoring, and Music Technology.
You can find out more about Aris by clicking HERE
Lessons are available both in-person, at Aris' private teaching studio in Limassol (for residents of Cyprus), and online for international students.
Composition / Arrangement / Orchestration
Have you ever felt the need to express your imagination through music? Do you have musical ideas in mind, but simply do not possess the knowledge and the technique to help bring them to life? Are you curious to understand how instruments work and interact with each other? If you answered "Yes" to any, or all, of the above questions, music composition might be something you should consider exploring.
Composition is the art and a craft of organizing sound, expressing ideas in a non-verbal way. It is a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries; a paragon of western culture; and a highly intellectual practice.
Our composition program helps equip students with the skill and knowledge to help push their creative potential to the fullest. The lesson is tailored to each student's individual level and needs. The session will be focused around your own work: the instructor will criticize and discuss the music you bring in and help you improve your grasp of the craft of composition without forcing a particular style upon you. The goal is to help develop your writing skills using your own musical vocabulary 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.
We also offer more specialized lessons in subfields of composition, such as arranging and orchestration.
** PLEASE NOTE **
Composition Lessons are only offered as private, one-on-one sessions. No group sessions are available.
Students accepted into the studio for any composition related lessons must have a strong understanding of Music Theory.
Have you ever wondered what makes a great song? Do you have great song ideas, but struggle to order them into a coherent form? Do you simply want to 'up your game'?
Songwriting lessons will help you develop a working knowledge of the craft of songwriting. Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the basics or a more experienced songwriter who wants to improve their songwriting skills (or learn new styles), we can tailor lessons just for you. ALL STYLES ARE WELCOME!
Through our songwriting lessons, you will learn how to structure ideas into songs; how to write lyrics (and make them work with the music); and you'll also learn about the fundamentals (and more) of music production.
** PLEASE NOTE **
Songwriting Lessons are only offered as private, one-on-one sessions. No group sessions are available.
In order to make the best of the course, working knowledge of a musical instrument is required. Basic knowledge of Music Theory is recommended, but not required.
Music Theory is the study of practices and possibilities of music. It helps us understand how music works by studying how performers and composers make music. Whatever your musical interests are, in terms of genre and style, understanding how music works is fundamental in helping you become a better composer or performer.
We offer private tutoring for all levels of music theory, and we specialize in more advanced theoretical studies (form and analysis, counterpoint, harmony, serialism, etc.), as well as musicology.
Group sessions (music theory classes) are also available, depending on enrollment.
Music History, sometimes referred to as Historical Musicology, is the study of music from a historical point of view.
Whether you are a classical musician or a rock music enthusiast, the music you enjoy today is the product centuries of musical development.
We offer courses that cover a breadth of the History of Western Music, tracing its evolution from ancient antiquity until the present day. We will study music and its development by looking at how it was influenced by (and how it influenced) European and Wolrd History, philosophy, literature, important individuals, and other art forms.
Our Music History courses are usually taught as lecture-style classes (group sessions), with lots of interactive opportunities. Classes are open to music (and history) enthusiasts of all styles.
Private tutoring is also available for students who need help on specific topics.
We offer General Musicianship sessions to help you improve your musical skills and knowledge,
If you are a music lover who wishes to learn how to appreciate classical music, we offer our "Introduction to Classical Music Class". Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies, to Puccini operas and film scores by John Williams.
For practicing musicians, we offer Aural Training and Informed Listening sessions to help develop your musical understanding.
Get In Touch
Feel free to get in touch to learn more about our offerings by giving Aris a call or by using the form below. Aris will get back to you as soon as possible, Alternatively, you can book your lesson (or free consultation session) online by clicking HERE
Book Your Lesson Online
Private tutoring and lessons are offered through online (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. Group classes are only offered in-person.
You can book your lesson online by using our online booking system (by pressing the button below). Pricing and details for each offering can be viewed from within the system. 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). If you book online, Aris will contact you within one business day to work out the details of your session.
**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. **