Dimitris is available for workshops and master classes of all sizes. His approach and ideas are beneficial for all instruments–not just percussion players. He has given workshops to Odesa Academy of Music (Ukraine), Ionian University (Greece), Seminario de jazz burela (Spain), Alcanta International College (China), Aristotle University (Greece), among other places and he has taught regularely in USA, Europe and Asia in universities and music schools.
He is also available for private lessons and teaches jazz improvisation, music theory/harmony, general music improvisation among other music-related subjects, for beginner to advanced level players, on all instruments, which can also be arranged online as well.
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Student - Pianist
The reason why I started lessons with Dimitris was that I wanted to get influenced by his playing. I love his lyrical lines, clear sound, and hip attitude. He creates a very friendly and supportive atmosphere in his teaching but he also wants his students to be disciplined and he always pushes them to their limits in order to become better. We had great fun in our lessons and now he is a great friend of mine.
Student - Drummer
In my music career so far, I have come into contact with a big number of teachers. However, few of them managed to prove their worth. One of them was Dimitris, who always aims at broadening every student’s knowledge, in accordance with their needs. He is very consistent, responsible, and focused on what he does, and that inspires his students to gain that knowledge in the best and most pleasant way.
Jazz musician/educator, Executive Producer Lable Who Able (Ukraine).
Dimitris Angelakis is an exceptional musician and educator. I have had the pleasure working with him on numerous occasions. He is not only an outstanding artist and prolific composer, but also a great teacher. Dimitris has a great understanding of how to deliver information to students in a way that will both interest and inspire them. In his workshops and lectures, one can sense his passion for sharing his musical knowledge with the next generations of musicians and his love of, and dedication to, music.
Student - Choir Director of Thessaloniki Public Music School
I met Dimitris Aggelakis when I decided to gain deeper knowledge in jazz music, concerning the rhythm, harmony, and improvisation. In no time, I realized that this person is a charismatic musician and teacher. He is very knowledgeable about jazz music, full of passion, and he has a great sense of humor and enthusiasm. The theory comes into practice in a pleasant and creative environment. I highly recommend him.
Civil Servant of Music Education in Spain (MASTERS CORPS) / Principal of the CEIP PLURILINGÜE BRAGADE (Galicia, SPAIN)
Dimitris was an example to follow by his music students in Spain, and the several workshops he organized provided outstanding music guidance but also a remarkable inspiration to everyone involved. His playing, his teaching, his deep music experience, and his passion for music and the vibraphone deeply influenced most of his jazz students, enabling some of them to get 1st place and gain admission to the best Superior Jazz Conservatory of Music in Spain.
Student - Violinist
Dimitris helped me get to know improvisation but also jazz music better. He encouraged me to be more confident and the lessons were well organized according to my needs and the things I wanted to improve.