Marianna Chelidoni

Pedagogical vision

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Since her childhood, Marianna has had a deep passion for the classical guitar, which she started playing at the age of 10. She began her musical studies at the Athens National Conservatory, graduating with highest honors. She then went on to study at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, where she studied with Antigoni Goni and graduated with a Bachelor of Music.
Eager to explore different cultures and musical scenes, Marianna decided to continue her studies in Berlin, where she was tutored by Rainer Feldmann. During her studies at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, she developed a particular interest in baroque music and took lessons in baroque guitar and theorbo from Sam Chapman.

During her studies, she provided private guitar and ukulele tuition in Greece, Brussels, and Berlin. She has taught over 100 students of all ages, including children and adults. For the past five years until August 2023, she worked as a guitar and chamber music teacher at Havellnad Arts and Music School in Brandenburg. During this period, she established and supervised a guitar class with more than 40 pupils of varying ages and proficiency levels.

After at least twelve years of teaching guitar and Ukulele to several children and adults,she firmly believes that students should have hands-on experience with the instrument from their very first lesson, and at the same time be introduced to music theory.

She is following a method that emphasizes the development of critical basics in my students to enable them to comprehend music and the instrument through theory and solfeggio, utilizing scores instead of tablatures. Depending on the preferences of the student, we can explore a diverse range of repertoires, encompassing classical and folk genres, among others.

The lessons can be done in English, German, French and Greek

 

Languages : EL – EN – FR – DE

* She wrote two articles about the history of guitar which were published from the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of Spain (INAEM) in October 2023.