Petros Stathatos is a professional musician and guitar tutor (DBS verified) based in London covering all styles but specialising in pop-rock, hard rock, funk and fusion. He has solid experience working both with individual students and groups while he is highly organised, outcome-driven and motivated. His core values as a teacher are enthusiasm, good communication, patience and passion for teaching and learning new things in music. He aims to bring the best out of all of his students while his lessons are tailor-made to the individual’s ability and pace.
His main influences include major international artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan and many more.
Petros has been working in the UK as a music tutor for the last 7 years teaching classes of all ages at JCM music school and currently at Marie De Bry Arts Academy covering different levels of students, from beginners and intermediate to the more advanced. He has graduated from BIMM London (2017) where he was awarded with a Music Bachelor Degree. Over this period in his career, Petros has attended lessons with some of the finest masters of the instrument like John Wheatcroft, Les Davidson, Jim Clark and has gained recognition following masterclasses with Nile Rodgers, Frank Gambale, Larry Carlton, Vinnie Moore, Mike Stern, Oz Noy, Adam Wakeman, Gerry Leonard, Duff McKagan, Yolanda Charles and Nick Mason among others. Prior to that Petros was studying music and taking guitar lessons for another 8 years in his hometown Athens in Greece (Musical Praxis Conservatory & National Conservatory of Athens).
In his career as a musician Petros has set up several projects performing in a range of styles, including jazz standards and his own original compositions; he has also worked in other genres such as pop/rock, blues, soul, electronic and funk.
As well as from his studio in Fulham Petros also teaches in the Woolwich area.