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A native of Athens, Dimitra started piano lessons at the age of 6 at the National Conservatory of Music, Athens, Greece. After numerous distinctions and the completion of her first diploma, at the age of sixteen, she pursued studies in Ethnomusicology and Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the University of Toronto and York University. Her teachers included Toula Minetou-Metaxa, Spiro Kizas, Valery Lloyd-Watts and Antonin Kubalek. Further studies include Suzuki, Kodaly, and Orff methodologies. Dimitra has been working as a Suzuki teacher, examiner, performer and clinician, since she was nineteen years old. A past Chair for the Children's programs of the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto, she has served on numerous advisory committees for the Royal Conservatory School and RCM Examinations. In addition, she has been collaborating with Toronto Arts and other schools providing repertoire and interpretation seminars. n active teacher and member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music since 1987, she has been one of the founders and Coordinators of the Royal Diploma Program an integrated music education curriculum body. Dimitra has served on the committee which developed the RCM’s Music Enrichment Program Twinkler curriculum. Currently, she is Chair of the RCM’s Keyboard department, and a member of the Executive Board of the RCM’s Faculty Association, the Suzuki Association of Ontario, and the Suzuki Association of Americas. Dimitra participates in chamber music concerts in Toronto, Athens and the Greek isles. Recent artistic collaborations include performances at the Paros Jazz Academy, the Paros Municipality Music festival and the ALEA III Summer Music Meetings in Naxos. Dimitra is married and has two children with whom she frequently performs at various events.
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