Total of 8 hours (1 hour per class, 8 weeks)
Private instruction is part of the performance core and will help to develop the student’s unique voice while developing proficiency on his/her principal instrument.
Through this private instruction at Berklee Abu Dhabi, the student is encouraged to become a skilled drummer across diverse genres. A range of skills such as basic grips, sticking techniques, basic time feels, and snare drum/drum set reading skills, as well as sight-reading, repertoire, accompaniment techniques, and improvisation, are all taught in the private instruction.
Kostas Milonas was born on August 12, 1988, in Trikala, Greece. He started playing music at the age of three and became a professional drummer at the age of 10. From a very young age he had his first experience of percussion, the piano and guitar, but the drums inspired him the most.
During his career as an all-round drummer he has worked with artists such as Carole King, Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox, Tina Arena, maestro Jorge Calandrelli, film composer Michel Legrand, Alexandra Burke, Tammy McCann, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Wood, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Daniella Lugassy, Deborah Myers, John Patitucci, Steve Bailey, Mario Frangoulis and Alkistis Protopsalti. Milonas is currently the drummer for Greek pop star Despina Vandi.
He holds a degree in drums from Philippos Nakas Conservatory and the London College Of Music, and recently graduated with honours with a degree in performance from the Berklee College Of Music. Milonas has studied performance with great musicians such as Rod Morgenstein, Ian Froman, John Blackwell , Bob Gulloti , Kim Plainfield , Marko Djordjevic , Ed Saindon, Gustavo Agatiello and Ilias Doumanis.
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