Teaching is as much about learning from your students as it is helping them. I love to figure out what’s working and what’s not, be it with interpretation, practice habits, preparation, mental mindset, etc. I was fortunate to have great teachers like Robert Lipsett, Aaron Rosand, and Robert Mann, each with a very different style and philosophy, and it’s important to me to continue these traditions, as well as to learn from inspiring students.

If you don’t happen to live in the Twin Cities and want to work via Zoom or virtually, I have been teaching this way regularly during the pandemic, so please reach out!

These are some of the institutions where I’ve taught in the past, many of which I continue to teach at in the summer months.

Banff Centre, Canada

Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest, Philadelphia, PA

New World Symphony, Miami, FL

Colorado College Summer Festival, Colorado Springs

East Carolina University, Greenville

University of South Carolina, (Columbia)

National Orchestral Institute, Maryland

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Indiana University, Bloomington

University of Minnesota (Adjunct Professor)

University of Texas (Austin)

Roosevelt University, Chicago

Orford Music Academy, Quebec

I can be reached at kopadakis@gmail.com