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Glafkos K.

(800) 417-4620

5.0 out of 5 (4 student reviews)

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Piano Teacher

Influences: Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea,Frededric Chopin, Johann Sebastian Bach!

About Me:
Music is truly a wonderful thing in our world and it truly enhances our lives in many different ways.I believe that everyone can benefit deeply from it one way on another.In my teaching, I tailor the lessons according to each student's unique sensitivities and musical intuitions, always striving towards a balance between discipline and creativity.I always enjoy sharing my love and enthusiasm for music with others and I strongly feel that learning music at any level should be a fun, creative and enjoyable process.

To inquire about lessons with Glafkos, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (800) 417-4620.

Experience:

  • Teaching privately [1991]
  • Performing in various venues.Jazz clubs ,concerts as well as private engagements. Performances include jazz clubs, Kitano, Iridium, Blue Note, Birdland,Jazz Standard, as well as venues like Alice Tully Hall and Shomburg Theatre. [1998]
  • Working with vocalists on repertoire, arranging their music and preparing for performances [1998]

Education:

  • Graduated, Masters in Composition (MA), Hunter College [1998]

Studied With:

  • Harold Danko [1994 - 1996]
  • Mike Longo [1997 - 2002]

Awards:

  • Arthur Harris memorial award - Hunter College [1991]

Discography:

  • Mercedes Hall - "Pure Emotion" [2007]
  • Glafkos Kontemeniotis - "Progress" [2010]
  • Aimua Eghobamien - "Poured Gently" [2009]
  • Priscilla Owens - "'Tis What It Is" [2008]
  • Bethany Wild - "HummingBird Street" [2012]

Student Reviews for Glafkos

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5 out of 5 Above the expectations - October 31, 2012

By Julie - Forest Hills, NY, Piano Lessons

Although I do have prior knowledge of basic piano skills, I have had no idea how to approach the blues and jazz spectrum. Luckily for me, I got connected with Glafkos through Encore and he has been teaching me for a few months now. His lessons are always creative, interesting and fun. He has tremendous talent as a teacher and as a performer. His teaching methods are wide in variety: from basic foundation techniques to creative jamming sessions. He is very patient and personable. He manages to show how to turn a simple tune into "bluesy" version without making the process boring and overly repetitive. We play by reading music sheets and also by simply listening to a tune and instantly performing in on a piano. Glafkos is teaching me for several months now and I am looking forward to everyone of our lessons. He is inspiring, not imposing, and has tremendous amount of ideas and ways for making the learning process a lot of fun and helpful. I am very impressed and would recommend Glafkos as a teacher for everyone.

5 out of 5 Great Teacher and Player - August 26, 2012

By Dwain, Piano Lessons

Glafkos is a great piano teacher. I was very interested in learning how to write music and Glafkos' helped me tremendously in understanding chords and its relationship to melody. He completely opened up a new understanding of music for me. Glafkos also helped me improve my music reading. Within 4 weeks of working with Glafkos, I was confident enough to start reading and playing my favorite music. I will certainly take some more lessons with Glafkos in the future.

5 out of 5 Run, don't walk to study with Glafkos - July 28, 2012

By Sue Anne Gershenzon, Piano Lessons

I have tried to study piano many times in my life, and was never able to actually achieve the skill until I studied with Glafkos Kontmeniotis. He is an extremely talented and brilliant artist, and yet had the patience for a student who was all thumbs. He is a kind and gentle person and is understanding of the challenges piano can bring to a novice. Glafkos made learning fun and easy. He was very sensitive to my needs and knew just what to zoom in on to help me excel rapidly on the keyboard. It was also a great thrill to learn from someone so gifted as a pianist. He is well-versed in classical, and there isn't anything he doesn't know or cannot do in the jazz realm. I give a rave review and kudos to this wonderful artist and teacher. Anyone would be fortunate to study with Glafkos Kontmeniotis. Enjoy!

5 out of 5 Glafkos K., an effective piano teacher - June 22, 2012

By Ronald, Piano Lessons

Glafkos K. addresses my musical needs and interest during every single lesson. I come out of every lesson with the confidence that my piano playing and musical awareness has increased significantly.

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