Expert guitar and/or theory lessons/consultation in South Yorkshire, but also worldwide via a Messenger (i.e. Skype etc.).
Dimitris Kyriakidis has collaborated with: Nick Raymonde (former top A&R executive at RCA, BMG, Sony), Robin Beck (Robin's name came to prominence in 1988 when the song “First Time”, a Coca-Cola theme tune, became a huge hit worldwide and UK No1), Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Glory), Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, David Lee Roth, UFO and many others), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Joe Bonamassa and many others) and Terry Gregory (Steve Hackett). Adam Ayan (Grammy Award, 5x Latin Grammy Award, and TEC Award winning mastering engineer, mastered many award winning recordings, including 59 Grammy Award winners.)
Dimtris Kyriakidis teaches electric guitar at The University of Salford and GuitarDoncaster.com. He is also a member of the EMI Production Music UK pool of composers.
Dimitris composes music in which influences from several styles are frequently fused. His influences come from Greg Howe, Tony McAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Romeo, Joey Tafolla, George Lynch, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, TNT, Europe, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Firehouse, Dokken, Bon Jovi, Warrant, White Lion, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and many more rock/heavy metal bands. Influences originate also from the field of jazz and classical music. Most important for him are Wagner, Creston, Weber, J.S. Bach, Sibelius, Saint- Saens, Piston, Barber, Tchaikovsky and Grofe just to name a few.
Currently, he focuses on teaching electric guitar at the University of Salford, electric guitar and/or music theory privately through GuitarDoncaster.com, BestGuitarLessons.online , releasing his music and doing session work as guitarist. Dimitris is a graduate from the Music Department of Salford University (Manchester, UK 2003), with a degree in Band Musicianship and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Leeds (Leeds, UK 2004). He has worked for Yamaha Music School and for the Doncaster Music Service (William Appleby Music Center).
Dimitris Kyriakidis played for various Yorkshire projects/bands.
Since 2013 he occasionally collaborates as session guitarist with some studios. In one of Pro2 Studios
productions, Dimitris contributed in the recording of some guitar
parts for the single Hard Road by Rebecca Bains (Onwards Records),
which reached No 33 on UK iTunes Country Chart and No 29 on Greek
As a member of such projects/bands he has supported The Quireboys, Marseille (featuring Neil Buchanan presenter of the TV programme Art Attack) and played at the Don Valley Bowl (Sheffield - approx. 20.000 spectators).
- 2004 Master of Music in Composition (Leeds University)
Lord Snowden Award for electric guitar performance (University of
class BA in Band Musicianship (Salford University)
- 2002 the British Reserve Award for Academic Excellence (University of Salford)
- 2002 the Elgar Howarth Composition Shield (University of Salford)
formal lessons on Fugue composition
- 1998-2000 formal lessons on Counterpoint
- 1996-8 formal lessons on Harmony