Nikolaos Smyrnakis

Achievements
Year:
2000
Description:
Hellenic Conservatoire, Greece, Diploma in Music
Status:
Completed, and awarded Distinction
Year:
2003
Description:
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, UK, Piano Performance, Bachelor in Music (Hons.)
Status:
Completed, and awarded Distinction
Year:
2005
Description:
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, UK, Piano Performance, PostGraduate Diploma
Status:
Completed, and awarded Passed
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Teaching Details
Teacher ID: 
19801
Full / Part Time: 
Full Time
About Me: 

I am fully qualified piano teacher, with a postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance as well as BMus (Hons.) degree with distinction result in my final piano recital.

As a brief introduction to my teaching portfolio, I have been teaching for over 15 years both in Greece and Singapore, privately and in local music institutions using various different examination syllabuses in each
country with 100% passing rate and mostly distinction result.

I have taught students as young as 5 years old to young adults in their 20s from various background. I constantly prepare students for exams, festivals, performances and competitions. My students have also successfully auditioned into music college locally in Singapore as well as abroad.

Over the years, I have been invited as an internal examiner in local music schools in Singapore. In my music lesson, besides teaching the technical aspect of playing the instrument, I incorporate music theory, aural sensory as well as musical analysis.

I personally believe that to achieve good piano playing, besides fingers technique, aural sensory of students must be instilled from very early on. I am a keen enthusiast in bringing out each student’s potential based on their individual abilities and most of all, instilling musical understanding and musicianship as well as cultivating their love and passion for music.

Job Scope:

  1. Providing music teaching through piano-playing, from beginners to advanced level, on one-to-one basis.
  2. Preparing students for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity Guildhall, London syllabuses from graded to diploma exams as well as music college audition.
  3. Identifying and training potential students for performance, festivals and competitions.
  4. Lesson-planning (e.g. repertoires and exam time) according to each student’s ability and monitoring individual student’s progress.
  5. Communicating with parents regarding the progress of each individual as well as awareness.
  6. Teaching theory of music as well as aural training in the lesson for a complete development of musicianship.
  7. Organize annual students’ recital to create performance opportunity for the students and to showcase their talent and hard work.
Years of Experience: 
15 years
Teaching Venues: 
Student's Place
Teacher's Place
Lesson Coverage: 
Practical
Theory
Genres Covered: 
Classical
Teaching Regions
North: 
Admiralty
Sembawang
Springleaf
Tagore
Upper Thomson
Woodgrove
Woodlands
Yio Chu Kang
Yishun
South: 
Alexandra Road
Anson Road
Beach Road
Bencoolen Road
Boat Quay
Bugis
Chinatown
City Hall
Havelock Road
High Street
Keppel
Marina Square
Mount Faber
Neil Road
North Bridge Road
Queenstown
Raffles Place
Rochor
Sentosa
Shenton Way
Suntec City
Tanjong Pagar
Telok Blangah
Tiong Bahru
East: 
Amber Road
Bayshore
Bedok
Chai Chee
Changi
Joo Chiat
Katong
Loyang
Marine Parade
Pasir Ris
Siglap
Simei
Tampines
Tanjong Rhu
West: 
Boon Lay
Bukit Batok
Bukit Panjang
Buona Vista
Choa Chu Kang
Clementi
Dairy Farm
Dover
Hillview Avenue
Jurong
Kranji
Lim Chu Kang
Pasir Panjang
Sungei Gedong
Tengah
Tuas
West Coast
Central: 
Ang Mo Kio
Ardmore
Balestier
Balmoral
Bishan
Braddell
Bukit Timah
Cairnhill
Chancery
Dunearn Road
Eunos
Farrer Park
Geylang
Grange Road
Holland
Hume Avenue
Kembangan
Killiney
Leonie Hill
Little India
Macpherson
Moulmein
Newton
Novena
Orchard
Oxley
Paya Lebar
Potong Pasir
River Valley
Serangoon Road
Tanglin Road
Thomson
Toa Payoh
Ulu Pandan
Upper Bukit Timah
Watten Estate
North East: 
Hougang
Punggol
Seletar
Sengkang
Serangoon Garden