SPIROS SOUKIS  Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki & Music Theory Lessons.

SPIROS SOUKIS Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki & Music Theory Lessons.

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About this pro

My teaching approach: I customize the lessons to fit my students level and indiviual musical taste. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Robin Trower, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Lee Ritenour, Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tunings, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I tell the student  to bring his/hers guitar so that i can check how well it plays, then i ask him/her to play any song he/she knows, and then we jam together so i can determine his/her level. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Depending if my student wants to read music or not, we focus on technique, songs, solos,scales,music theory ear training,, while learning the songs and music that the student likes. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: My ideal student is a student who is focused ,interesting in learning how to play the guitar and wants to improve fast.

I love to see my students making progress and becoming better with each lesson.

I enjoy teaching and instroducing my students to new music and to music theory and helping them reach their goals.

I also enjoy teaching songwriting and explaining to my students how to write songs with the tools they already have and the chords they already know.

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New York, NY 10036
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10 Reviews


  • Rich Mck

    Spiros is the best. As a guitarist, his skill and tone is tops. If you want to learn blues and rock, you cannot find a better teacher. He also has amazing technique. When you get into bends, and moving quickly on the neck, you really need technique and his teaching will get you there. He is also a great personality. Whether on stage at a NYC-gig or in a lesson, his enthusiasm and humor make taking lessons enjoyable. You can't do better if looking to improve your guitar skills.

  • Rich Mck

  • Kristi Georgilas

    My 6 year old daughter is taking Greek with Spiros. He is wonderful with her.

  • Mandeep Condle

    Spiros has been an excellent teacher. His knowledge of experience and attitude make him the perfect blues guitar player and teacher. His wealth of knowledge about blues rock and music will help anyone who's looking to expand their toolset. My guitar playing saw dramatic improvements just weeks after I started taking guitar classes with Spiros. I like that he doesn't force students into a style or technique and always makes sure to work with the student on their preferences and comfort levels. I look forward to many more classes and jam sessions with Spiros. Highly recommended.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I meet with the student to find out his level and i start to address the problems in order to strenghten his/hers weaknesses in his/hers playing.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am Conservatory trained with a diploma from the Athens Conservatory (Athens -Greece) in Music Theory and Harmony and a degree in Musicology from Stockholm`s (Sweden) University. I am a performing- recording guitar player singer songwriter with regular appearances at B.B.KINg`s- Lucille`s and other major NYC venues and a vast teaching experience with many happy and satisfied students.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

For an hour  Online Guitar Lesson you pay $70!

How did you get started teaching?

I love teaching  and passing on the knowledge and experience i have gained over the years.

What types of students have you worked with?

All kind of students from beginners to advanced and i have prepared students for Berklee and Oberlin music colleges.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My student Remy who got a scholarship for Berklee college of Music.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

You have to love the instrument and dedicate time to it.

The more you put into it the more you get out of it and the better player you become.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What type of music they like, what is their goal and  what they want to achieve with their music lessons.