- Hourly rate $27
- Response Time 3h
- Number of students 33
1st lesson free!
Experienced Guitar tutor is offering Music lessons for all ages and levels, for students interested in exams or starting a new amazing hobby. Beginners are very welcome!
- at her home
- at your home
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Despina will be happy to arrange your first lesson Music Reading.
About the lesson
The lessons are tailored to the needs of the student. The lessons will follow the learning pace of the students. The students can request to develop their skills in any kind of music. For example: popular music (rock, pop, soul, jazz, classical). Teaches (almost) all genres, but specialises in classical music.
Your first lesson will start with a brief chat, to introduce yourself to the teacher and also get to know her. You will be encouraged to talk about your passion and experience with music as well as for the reasons why you are interested in taking lessons. During the chat, you will let the teacher know what you need and what you would like to learn.
Beginners are very welcome!!
On your first lesson as a beginner, you do not actually need to bring a guitar, the teacher will lend you hers for as long as the lesson lasts. However, if you decide to keep learning, you will have to purchase a guitar and bring it to the lessons.
Classical Guitar (all levels)
*Preparation for examinations, if required
- Strumming techniques
*Preparation for examinations, if required
Music Theory (all levels)
*Preparation for examinations, if required
For your first theory lesson you will need to bring a notebook
The students will be required to purchase their books.
- Music Reading
- Acoustic Guitar
An experienced and passionate music Tutor. Over the past two years I have thought over 20 students (one to one private tuition).
The students who were interested in taking examinations were successfully prepared.
Some students were looking to have fun; guitar is a great, creative way to escape rutine. I helped them develop a new hobby, discover new music and reach their potential.
Feel free to have a look at my course: 'Music Making for Improved Well Being' :
Perfect! Patient, friendly, really knowledgeable and good communicator. Just what you want from a teacher.
Perfect! Despina took the time to begin to asses my skills so that she can best meet my needs. I appreciate her approach and kindness :)
Perfect! Been working with Despina for 3 months now, and she's been gracious and patient. She is flexible and able to adapt to different situations. I, as a student, have quite a busy timetable, but Dispina was able to adapt hers to mine, which I am grateful for.
Apart from that, her lessons are also very nicely adapted to the student. She is takes the student into account, and teaches accordingly. The atmosphere she provides is perfect for learning, and as a nervous person, I found that the lessons provided a comfortable safe space for learning the guitar.
I thoroughly enjoyed our lessons in the past three months, and I look forward in continuing with her, until I accomplish my goal. I would definitely recommend choosing her as a Guitar teacher, as she is skilled in her practice and has plenty of experience. She will definitely provide the correct guidance to achieve your respective goals.
- Despina's response : William is an excellent, attentive student. It is a pleasure to work with William :)
Perfect! Excellent teacher! Lessons are fun and informative and keep me learning at a good pace so that I'm constantly improving
- Despina's response : Andy is punctual and a person I enjoy having lessons with.
Perfect! I have been working with the Despina for over 6 months. during this period I have had fun and engaging lessons and my skills have improved:)
- Despina's response : It was great working with this student. Anna is a very polite and attentive student
Perfect! Despina is really a good teacher. I liked her method of teaching and I'm looking forward to see the progress I'll have with her!
- Despina's response : Tiago is a very attentive student; always a pleasure to work with Tiago :)
Perfect! Despina has renewed my daughter’s interest in the guitar. She is great with kids, very patient and methodical. My daughter really likes her. Recommended.
- Despina's response : Amber was an excellent student, who already knew one thing or two about playing the guitar. Amber was also very attentive during the lesson.
Perfect! I really enjoyed my lesson with Despina. While I have only had one lesson with her, I find her supportive and knowledgeable. I have been searching for a teacher I can work with for some time. I believe she will help me to improve. I will give another review after a few weeks.
- Despina's response : Terry was very communicative and a very attentive student! It was definitely a pleasure working with Terry.
Perfect! Despina was very helpful, and her teaching style was adaptive and provided choices.
- Despina's response : It was great working with this student. Andrew is a very polite and an attentive student.
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Despina was patient and offered fun lessons.
Despina is professional, fun, patient, friendly and attentive to the detail. Highly recommended!
I started as a beginner taking lessons with Despoina. She has been very fun and patient and thanks to her I have found a new hobby that I love!
Despina has really helped me gain new skills. I always enjoy the lessons and would definitely recommend this tutor !
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When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
My father can play the guitar, so when I was a kid playing and singing was a casual activity at home. This is how I got involved with music; he booked my first guitar lesson when I was 7 and ‘ive always been involved with music since.
Is there a particular type of music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
To be fair, there are several types of music and artists that I don’t mind listening to on a loop. I am a looper. For example, I adore soul; I used to have Amy Winehouse on a loop for months but then that was after my rock/metal period where I listened to Black Sabbath on a loop which came after my classical-music period where I used to listen to Rachmaninoff on a loop and so on….At the moment I find myself in a flamenco period.
) Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
The most riveting course that I could personally give to a student of music is learning how to play without the pressure of perfectionism playing for themselves to enjoy the learning experience and actually love guitar playing. This might sound simple but it is not; it takes loads of time energy and efforts to actually enjoy your playing with all its imperfections.
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
I think every instrument has its own difficulties and particularities; then every person is built differently and inclined towards something else. For me, instruments that are not tuned according to the western system like the oud just baffle me but I don’t think it is something about it that makes it inherently more difficult than the others. Other particularities such as there are no frets either (just like the violin) and the sound mas prodiathetei for a specific result making it difficult to accept something else from it. Something that looks difficult to me is the sitar; too many strings, semitones divided, no frets; but then if I was encultured it wouldn’t seem so complicated.
What are your keys to success?
I think there are some attributes that will help you succeed in playing an instrument and also widen your horizons. In my opinion the most essential things are: curiosity, hard work, open-mindedness and excitement.
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
I always loved Russian Romantic composers such as Tchaikovsky, Shostokovich and Rachmaninoff. I would like to see them in a bar in the early hours of a white night in Saint Petersbourg. However, I am very unsure as to how our conversation could have gone.
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
In the winter of 2020 we all had to stay at home, confined and that was particularly difficult for musicians. However, entrapped almost in my flat in Manchester I created much more than I thought I could; I created a course about music and wellness. I doubled my students and I created playlists for workshops and theatre performances. Because of this experience I realised that being a musician means so many different things.
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
I always follow the lead of my students. The lessons that I provide are personalised and tailored to the needs of the students. I offer most musical styles (and the guitar can be used to play many) such as classical, flamenco, blues and jazz.