Athina Fytika was born in Athens, Greece. She studied piano and musicology in Thessaloniki (Greece) and received her PhD from Florida State University (USA). Since 2005 she is teaching piano and piano pedagogy at Ionian University’s Music Department in Corfu, Greece. She is currently a Lecturer of Piano Pedagogy at the same University. She is heading the Piano Pedagogy Study Group of the EEME (the Greek branch of ISME). Her recent research focuses on the contemporary Greek piano repertoire.