Don Kiritsopoulos offers professional electric, acoustic and classical guitar lessons in Melbourne, for beginners to advanced students, from both the Mitcham and Parkville studios. His students range in age (literally!) from seven to seventy.
Don graduated with an honours degree in guitar from Melbourne University in 1984, having previously studied at the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music where he completed a Diploma of Music.
Although trained as a classical guitarist, Don is also a very competent and experienced electric and steel-string acoustic guitarist. He played electric and acoustic guitar professionally for several decades in a wide variety of bands, ranging from Rock to Latin American and Greek. He has played at various nightclubs and cabarets as well as at numerous corporate functions, balls and receptions. He is proficient in many styles of music, but is particularly fond of playing blues, standards and country-rock.
He is even known to occasionally pick up a five-string banjo!
Don is a past theory examiner with the Australian Music Examinations Board and a lecturer at a tertiary level. At Australian Catholic University he lectured in Harmony and Counterpoint. At the Melba Conservatorium of Music, now part of Victoria University, he lectured in History of Music, Harmony and Counterpoint and Classical Guitar. In addition, Don is a very experienced electric, acoustic and classical guitar teacher and he taught for several years at various grammar schools including Methodist Ladies’ College, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar and Korowa Anglican Girls’ School. In 1983 he established Melbourne School Of Music with Jenny Ford. He now teaches exclusively at Melbourne School Of Music.