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Petros Stathatos is a professional musician, guitarist, songwriter and tutor based in London covering many different genres from pop-rock to hard rock, blues, funk, jazz and fusion.
His main influences include major international artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Larry Carlton, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson and many more. Having taught the guitar for 5 years in different music academies in London and Greece (Athens), he is currently a tutor at JCM Music School teaching students of all ages from beginners to intermediate and the more advanced.Petros recently graduated from BIMM London with a 2nd honors Popular Music Performance Degree – adding to his 10 years' experience as a gigging musician. Over this period in his career, he has attended lessons with some of the finest masters of the instrument like John Wheatcroft, Les Davidson, Jim Clark and has gained recognition following masterclasses with Nile Rodgers, Frank Gambale, Larry Carlton, Vinnie Moore, Mike Stern, Oz Noy, Adam Wakeman, Gerry Leonard, Duff McKagan, Yolanda Charles and Nick Mason among others.
Petros is also no stranger to the London music scene, having formed the rock band Seismic Moonfrog, as lead guitarist and joint songwriter. He teaches students of all levels encouraging them in developing their abilities. These include fine-tuning of favourite songs, helping to develop stylistic diversity and advanced instrument techniques, as well as individual guidance for each student to acquire all the tools for succeeding as a prominent professional musician.
Advanced popular and jazz theory and harmony, sight reading and ear training is also included in the lessons. If you are looking for a tutor who is patient, highly organised, outcome-driven and professionally motivated, do not hesitate to get in touch.