Spyros Karavias

Piano Instructor – Southlake Studio

Greek American concert pianist Spyros Karavias started to play the piano when he was 9 years old, performing his first solo recital a year later with works of Bach, Mozart and Chopin. At age 13, after having won two national piano competitions with distinction, he made his concerto debut with the Greek National Radio Orchestra performing Mozart’s piano concerto no. 24 in C minor. The following year he performed Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto no.2 in C minor with the Orchestra of Colors at Athens Megaron concert hall.  Spyros has won prizes and awards in competitions in Greece, Italy and Austria and has performed solo recitals in England, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Czech Republic and Spain.

He is equally at home with standard repertoire and new music. He enjoys composing, accompanying singers and instrumentalists. Spyros is also a dedicated piano teacher and believes in a healthy and balanced approach between technique and music interpretation. He has taught piano and theory lessons for many years in Salzburg, Austria and has had successful results with many of his students winning first prizes in local and national competitions.

Spyros has taken lessons and participated in masterclasses and piano festivals around the world with famous pianists and renowned pedagogues such as Eliso Virsaladze, Leonid Margarius, Pavel Gililov, Andrej Jasinski, Peter Lang, Rolf Plagge, Judy Chin-Cottet, Olivier Gardon, Daniel Pollack, Paul Hoffman, Paul Posnak, and Alan Feinberg among others.

He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance & Pedagogy (both summa cum laude) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria studying with Prof. George Kern, distinguished pianist and student of the legendary Rosina Lhevinne. Currently he resides in Denton Texas, where he pursues a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas with Dr. Steven Harlos.

Spyros Karavias is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and Music Teachers National Association.

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The Little MusicMaker program is wonderful!  I have attended a class myself to see what goes on and the teachers are great with the children. They teach them about music in a way that they do not even realize they are learning.  Very much on the student’s level!!  Great job!

Director, Primrose School

We often talk about Little Musicmaker and what she’s doing in class each week. She tells us about the instruments and songs she has learned in class and sings them for us — especially in the bathtub! She makes up songs at home and friends have commented on her pitch. She has a mini electric piano and a drum set at home and plays them daily.  She and her dad enjoy performing together in their band.  I think your program is wonderful and I appreciate your dedication and the work you are doing to inspire my daughter and other children.

Mother of 3 year old student

I want to thank you for the wonderful job you are doing with my son!!  Since Peyton really loves to sing and play musical instruments, I want to encourage him and help him in any way I can.

Father of 4 year old student

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