Kostas Dimitriou was born in Ioannina in 1976. He started his studies in drums at the age of fourteen and among his teachers were Takis Heliotis, Takis Barbas, Nikos Touliatos and Albert Panagiotopoulos. In 2005 he attended the Encore Program at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California and later on in 2010 The Drummers Collective Programs of Study in New York. During his studies in the United States of America he was taught by Garry Hess, Sammy J. Watson, Rob Carson, Tim Mcintrey, Pat Petrillo, Vince Cherico Mark Flynn, Sandy Gennaro, Frank Katz, Peter Retzlaff and Andriano Santos. Furthermore, he has attended seminars with Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Dom Famularo, Curt Bisquera, Virgil Donati, Michael Kapilidis, Nikos Variamidis and Mark Cross.
He has also received a university degree in Primary School Teaching from the Department of Education, University of Ioannina. He has collaborated and performed live with numerous musicians and bands all over Greece and Cyprus, such as The Fuzzy Nerds, George Gakis, Schema, Feugatoi, Lefteris Michael, Pnoetica, Harris Gioulis, Lakis Papadopoulos, Panos Mouzourakis, Spiros Grammenos, Ron Thal, Joe Lynn Turner, Ken Hensley, Leonidas Balafas, Vasiliki Karakosta, Zak Stefanou, Jamie o Neal, George Mylonas, Vaggelis Kosinas. The jazz band Dinner with Billy, the 3rd floor quartet, Kip Winger, Dimitris Yfantis, Tristessa and many more. Since 2000 he has worked in various music schools in Ioannina, such as Filippos Nakas Music School (2000-2009) and The Tsakalof Cultural Centre Music School (2009-2013). Since September of 2013 he is the proud owner of the ISM Music School. Ioannina School of Music.
Owner of ISM Ioannina School of Music The Ioannina School of Music was founded in September 2013. It is located in the center of Ioannina city center