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Pericles Makris Guitar Lessons in Utrecht

Electric - Acoustic Guitar - Utrecht

Hi! I'm Pericles, all round Utrecht based guitar player and enthusiastic music teacher from Greece. I offer both acoustic and electric guitar lessons for all ages and levels, tailored to your needs and tastes through a fun and compelling journey.

Is this you?

Have you always been wanting to learn the guitar? Have you ever caught yourself air-guitaring while listening to your favourite music? Have you always been hoping to get beyond the stage of struggling with these 3 chords you picked up from a friend or the web? Play along your favourite records? Jam with your friends? Make a band? Or would you like to express your feeling and create your own music?

Bouzouki - Mandoline - Ukulele!

Beyond the guitar lesson, I can show you the world of different stringed instruments in practice. Folk music instruments like the mandolin or the ukulele as well as world music choices with a distinctive sound and technique, like the Greek Bouzouki or Baglamas

Styles and Genres

My professional and academic musician's career has acquainted me a wide experience with plenty of different musical styles. From jazz, being my passion, to pop, rock, blues and funk music, but also loads of Latin, World and Folk music playing. Worthy mentions would be singer/songwriter music and also free improvisation/jazz music.

Beginner

Learn basic technique and fingerings on the fret board. Learn how to hold the guitar, strum, use the plectrum or the fingers and build a strong playing position that keeps your body happy and facilitating.  Start with your first tunes and get the fundamentals of theory, rhythm and ear skills to get your first taste of the music-world!

Advanced

For intermediate/advanced students, we focus on your performance abilities and confidence, sound (guitar gear, effects, etc.), different tunings, advanced plectrum techniques, improvisation skills, mastering of harmonic, rhythmical and aural elements. I can help you boost your skills and reach a professional playing level similar to your musical heroes. I can also offer great feedback and advice when you compose your own music and write your own songs.

Lesson Locations

The lessons are given at my home near the centre of Utrecht, or in the comfort of your own home. The 10-lesson 'Strippenkaart' offers maximum flexibility.

Online Guitar Lessons

Online guitar lessons for all levels are also given. Filled with fun and challenging exercises and ways to take your skills to the next level, from the comfort of your home. Live feedback and instructions!

All Levels and Ages

My professional life has granted me with a variety of skills in teaching people from all age groups and levels. From the basics, to the advanced, both young and older students can find a their pace in learning music with me, through understanding each other and establishing an honest communication bridge between us.

Music Production

Furthermore I can offer basic Music Technology and Production lessons. Learn how to record your own music and make it sound good, clear and powerful, using as much as your computer. Learn about the various recording methods, DAW products and effects that can take your home recording to the next level.

About Pericles

Music has been one of the centerpieces of my life yet. I am a professional guitarist and singer/songwriter, born in Athens, Greece and currently residing in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In academia, I have completed Bachelor Jazz & Pop Guitar studies in HKU Utrechts Conservatorium and studied with various teachers around the world, deepening my knowledge in music. In professional life I have performed and toured with various musicians in Europe and Asia, I have taught individual students of all levels and ages, hosted group lessons and lectured seminars of modern and folk music across Europe.

I feature a variety of musical styles in my repertoire as a performer with wide live and studio experience, as well as an ability to handle plenty of string instruments, including the bass, ukulele, mandolin, greek bouzouk, as well as the fundamentals in drums, piano and percussion. Personal works include a singer/songwriter duo "The Juliper Berries" , Pericles Makris "Abroad" and currently preparing my first personal work as a songwriter, and a duo modern improvisation album with bassist Remy Dielemans.

Located in

  • Utrecht

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Online
  • At teachers location

Teaches

  • Children
  • Adults

Languages

  • Greek
  • English
  • Dutch

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Our goal is to make it extremely convenient for you to discover an excellent music teacher in your area. Book a trial lesson first and enjoy in person music and singing lessons in a relaxed and healthy atmosphere. We offer also online music lessons.
"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' - Leonard Bernstein