Dimitra Papastavrou graduated in 2002 from the Education Department of Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki and soon after she took Master’s diploma in Music Education in Kingston University of London. In 2010 she completed her phd in Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki .
Between 2002 and 2011 she has given lessons concerning Music Education and Music Psychology in various institutes and universities such as the University of Macedonia, the University of Western Greece and other.
In 2010, she translated the book ‘Musicking’ by Ch. Small, with St. Loustas (ed. Ianos). Since 2008 she is a member of the experimental music group NQR Ensemble.