About: Areti Karkania
Why do you teach? Teaching children is my passion. I love seeing the joy that my students experience through music. My goal is to provide a safe and fun environment where my students can learn and grow personally and musically. My class encourages creativity, self-expression, and collaboration with others. Through singing, playing and dancing my students are able to tap into their passions and discover their talents in music.
Teaching Biography: Areti Karkania is originally from Athens, Greece. In 2010 she earned her Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano Performance and Music Theory from the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens. Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Areti moved to the US to pursue her Master's degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. In the summer of 2012 she completed her Master's degree and moved to New York to continue her passion for music. While living in NY working as a piano instructor, she studied the "Orff Schulwerk Approach" with D. Gagne, L. Koulish, and J. Thomas. Areti has been working as an Orff Teacher at Turtle Bay Music School and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music since the fall of 2014, teaching music and movement to students from 3 to 10 years old.
Performance Biography: Areti Karkania holds a Master's degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano Performance from the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens. As a classical piano player Areti has performed in various places in New York City such as The Liederkranz Foundation at the UES, Christ & St Stephen's Church at the UWS, and St. Philips Church in Harlem. Areti was also a member of the National Conservatory Choir in Athens where they performed at the Lyric Opera and the Athens Concert Hall.