I offer online lessons for those who would like to learn from the comfort of their home. Experience well structured online lessons with high-quality audio and receive learning materials (videos, sheet music and tabs) right after the lesson.
08/2022 - as part of the program "NEUSTART KULTUR - DMR Stipendienprogramm" I will get a financial support starting in September 2022, with the goal to experiment on a new conception of my own musical language, combining acoustic guitar, electric guitar and sound effects.
SAVE THE DATE!
10.09.2022 - CD-Release concert in Berlin at Cafe Theater Schalotte.
04/2022 - making the music of "Mujer", a dance-theater piece produced by RambaZamba Theater.
25.3.2022 - Release of the album "Book of Bridges" with Beatrix Becker Trio, where I had the opportunity to record for the first time with my custom jazz guitar.
cello: Rebecca Carrington
jazz & acoustic guitar: Nikos Tsiachris
bass clarinet, clarinet, piano: Beatrix Becker
20.3.2022 - new video "Primavera en Berlin"
video & audio recording: Marko Jovanovic
sound mixing: Rubén Garcia
03/2022 - album review by Guido Diesing for JAZZTHETIK magazine
03/2022 - portrait article by Rolf Beydemüller for Folker - song, folk & world magazin
16.12.2021 - radio-feature by Katrin Wilke on Deutschlandfunk Kultur
10.12.2021 - album review by Claus Volke for hören & fühlen
10.12.2021 - Release of my second flamenco album "Primavera en Berlin", containing eight original flamenco pieces.
percusion, drums: Bandolero
palmas, jaleos: Amara Carmona
guitar: Gabriel Lorente
bass: Tom Auffarth
oud: Alaa Zouiten
vocal: Morenito Hijo, Juan Cárdenas
violin: Roland Satterwhite
electric guitar: Rüdiger Krause
alt saxophon: Jan von Klewitz
6.12.2021 - new video "Cosas de Jerez"
video & audio recording: Marko Jovanovic
sound mixing: Rubén Garcia
11/2021 - I got a three month scholarship program by GEMA, with the goal to compose/arrange music for flamenco guitar and string quintet.
this is a video-trailer of a composition I am currently working on, using Sibelius and NotePerformer.
24.9.2021 - Release of the album "Onwards and Upwards" with Guitar Celebration.
acoustic guitar, dobro: Ian Melrose
jazz guitar: Rüdiger Krause
flamenco guitar: Nikos Tsiachris
Rasgueo Tour 2020
May 2020 Tour is supported by the Senate of Berlin.
22.05 Bad Marienberg
02.07 Schloss Lübbenau
Interview for JazzBluesNews
Rasgueo´s music is trying to achieve a balance between jazz´s intellectuality and flamenco´s emotionality
Rasgueo´s second Album
The second RASGUEO album, Echo, is out (Galileo-MC). Nine original compositions and an arrangement of Isaak Albeniz´s ASTURIAS. Recorded, mixed and mastered at rbb-Studio Berlin by Maria Suschke (Sound Supervisor), Bernd Bechthold (Sound Engineer) and Ulrich Hieber (Digital Cut). Produced for Kulturradio rbb by Ulf Drechsel.
FLAMENCO GUITAR LESSONS
more than twenty years of teaching experience
Nikos Tsiachris has been teaching guitar for more than twenty years both privately and at music schools. As a result of this experience he has developed his own teaching-concepts and strategies to enable students learning flamenco guitar. Probably one of the biggest challenges for the most students is to understand the flamenco rhythms, especially the 12-beat rhythms. Through his regular experience of playing together with jazz musicians, as well as teaching to beginners over many years, Tsiachris has developed an efficient way to make both of them - colleagues and students - understand how the 12-beat rhythms work. As he started learning flamenco guitar at the age of twenty-three, he has experienced many common learning difficulties, being thus very aware of the problems that students may face out in their effort to approach flamenco.
Simplicity, motivation and awareness are the keywords of Tsiachris teaching method. Simplicity is essential to approach complexity. Flamenco guitar is extremely complex and requires continuous effort of many years, if you want to become a professional musician. Tsiachris has developed a smart strategy of teaching in a simplified and abstract way, supporting students to learn according to their abilities. In consequence students experience more success and less frustration.
Motivation is important in the learning process. Students have individual needs and a good teacher should be able to adapt to them. Tsiachris is flexible and open-minded as a teacher and has the ability to guide efficiently most students. His unique musical style and technical virtuosity have been inspired a lot of students.
Awareness is also very important. Perhaps the most typical beginners question is "how much time does it take to learn flamenco". Tsiachris answer is "it depends". Learning process varies greatly among students according to their perception, needs, time-dedication, ambitions etc. Tsiachris considers himself a student too; he is convinced that the learning process is continuous and endless. But, students must be aware that it might take several months / years in order to develop a powerful guitar technique and understand flamenco rhythms and sound aesthetics.
lesson types and plans
- private lessons and group courses
Private lesson is ideal for learning everything you ´d like to learn and is especially recommended for those who focus on soloing guitar. Advanced students can learn compositional techniques and improvisation concepts.
Group learning often delivers fast results because it allows students to learn from each other and play together ensemble pieces. Tsiachris teaches singing- and dance accompaniment in small group courses, using at the beginning audio and video recordings. Advanced students have the possibility to learn by doing, accompanying regular dance classes and interacting with professional singers.
Tsiachris supports also non flamenco musicians or students who need to understand flamenco rhythms, harmony and structure. Having studied himself classical guitar and musicology, in combination with his experience in performing regularly together with jazz musicians, he has developed an efficient teaching method for those who ´d like to learn essential elements of flamenco music and apply it to other music genres.
- remote (online) lessons
Tsiachris offers also online lessons for those who would like to learn from the comfort of their home. All you need is an internet connection and a webcam. Experience well structured online lessons with high-quality audio and receive learning materials (videos, sheet music and tabs) right after the lesson.
While the average price for flamenco guitar lessons in Germany falls somewhere between 30 and 50 Euro per hour, Tsiachris teaching experience and successful method allow him to determine his own prices.
private lesson for beginners: 45 minutes = 35 Euro / 60 minutes = 40 Euro
for advanced: 45 minutes = 40 Euro / 60 minutes = 50 Euro
group courses: 4 x 90 minutes / month = 100 Euro
If you have any further questions, please don´t hesitate to contact Tsiachris via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call to +49 177 4912242.