Beginners: posture, breathing techniques, embouchure, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions
• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States. • I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I teach. • I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages. • I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.
Employment: 09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48 • Band & Orchestra Director • Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles • Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts
02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, Brooklyn, NY • Founder and Music Director • Teach various musical instruments and vocal
06/08 Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony, Lynbrook, NY • Music Director, Conductor • Conducted weekly rehearsals (night) and 3-4 concerts during the concert season
10/03-06/08 Globe Institute of Technology, New York, NY • Adjunct Professor of Music
06/07-08/07 JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ • Musical Theater Director • Taught acting, improvisation, singing. Produced musical shows.
10/06-06/07 JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY • Musical Theater Director • Produced musical theater shows • Taught students of ages 5-12 various vocal selections
09/00-06/07 NYC Board of Education, District 20, P.S.200; P.S.179 • Band / Orchestra Director • Taught all woodwind, brass and percussion, violin, piano
05/99-06/06 School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY • Instructed students on Piano, Guitar, All string and wind instruments and vocals. • Prepared students for the auditions to the prestigious schools and other music organizations.
1993-1997 St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Russia • Principal Bassoonist Other work experience: • Performed as a bassoonist with The Kirov Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Mussorgsky Opera & Ballet Theatre, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chamber Opera Orchestra of St. Petersburg and other Symphony and Chamber orchestras of St. Petersburg, Russia • Performed Solo Recitals in Russia, Poland, Norway and United States
Education: 06/98 The St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia M.A. in Music: Major – Bassoon Performance; Minor – Conducting 06/91 The St. Petersburg College of Music named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia B.A. with a Double Major in Orchestral Performance (Bassoon) and Music Education
*** Lesson Details *** Hi there! Would you just like to learn a few songs on the piano, violin or guitar? Or you'd like your child be become next Joshua Bell or Evgenij Kissin? My lessons are designed with each individual student in mind. I will start my lesson with introduction and proceed with warm-up routine. I always make sure that the student is comfortable with the pace that I am offering. I am mixing elements of music theory, history and performance techniques in order to help my student to embrace the beauty of music making experience. All my students are ready to perform at the recital after just 3-4 months of lessons.
*** Studio Equipment *** I teach using Fisher Baby Grand Piano. Fender guitars. Major brands band instruments; yamaha, selmer, gemeingardt, etc.
*** Travel Equipment *** Fender Guitar, Yamaha Flute/Saxophone, Casio Digital Piano, Custom Violin made in England.
*** Specialties *** suzuki violin, classical, jazz
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher. He has a way about him that makes the lesson exciting.
January 27, 2019
Yoella & Malkiya O.
Mr Yakov is very pleasant, patient and professional. He makes learning fun. One of my daughters is very shy and particular. I was concerned for her first violin. But she ended up loving the lesson and the instructor. We did some lessons online and at his studio. During the online lesson, the connection with our internet was horrible. He could hear her playing but she couldn't hear him. Yet, patiently, he got creative and taught the lesson with my daughter through chat. The environment of the studio is comfortable. You can tell he's passionate about what he does. That left me with a great impression of him. We look forward to more lessons with him for as long as we can.
Thanks Mr Yakov!!!
I took up clarinet several years ago and have done some writing and recording for clarinet. I'm happy to offer my skills and to work with novice players on proper fingering and technique, embouchure, music notation reading and theory, phrasing, and musicality.
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.
I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.
*** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far!
o Equipment *** I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.
*** Specialties *** Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm. Drums & Percussion: All genres Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)
I have taught students from the age of four to sixty in all levels of flute, piccolo, alto and tenor saxophone as well as beginner clarinet. For the younger students I have also used to recorder to teach notes and to build confidence. My goal is to make the learning fun as that turns practicing into fun time not work.
I aim to inspire the creative nature within you. We will use musical exercises that are practical and fun!
Hello fellow clarinet players! I have been playing the clarinet for fourteen years, and I would like to share some of the knowledge that I have picked up along the way from many famous and professional clarinetists alike. We will work on tone, technique, and become masters of the basics. See you soon! (Can also teach how to drive manual transmission)
I've had a few teachers in my time, but I have to say, Brendan has been the best. He has made me a better player, and a better person. I look forward to our lessons every week, and I learn something new every time.
Whether you're serious about clarinet and wish to pursue music in college or playing just for the love of music, I can help you refine your skills and build the fundamentals you need to express yourself through the clarinet
Patrick is a New York-based clarinetist and educator. Patrick has maintained private studios in Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and New York. His students have received top honors at Solo & Ensemble evaluations and have participated in various honor bands. Additionally, he regularly works with high school band programs where he teaches sectionals and group classes.
As a performer, Patrick has appeared in recitals throughout the United States and Europe. As a soloist, Patrick has appeared with the University of Florida Wind Symphony and twice with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Philharmonia. An avid chamber musician, Patrick performed regularly with his woodwind quintet, Ensemble HCV, throughout the Cincinnati area. His quintet was a national finalist at the 2013 Music Teacher’s National Association chamber music co
mpetition. In addition to solo and chamber music performances, Patrick is an ardent orchestral performer. He has appeared with groups such as the Richmond (IN) Symphony, the Kentucky Symphony, the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, and the New York Pops. He also spent the summer of 2018 in the orchestra for Leonard's Bernstein's Peter Pan as a part of the Bard College Summerscape series.
I welcome students of all ages ability levels! I have taught students from age 10 to 64, from beginners to advanced players.
Such a great teacher! Patrick is super patient and friendly, and really put me at ease with learning an intimidating instrument. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, Patrick!
May 24, 2019
I’ve taken 5 lessons with Patrick, and am so thankful for this patience in teaching me. I don’t have a background in music, but have always wanted to learn, and I truly look forward to our weekly sessions! Thanks so much, Patrick !! :)
Throughout weekly lessons, my students develop proper techniques for practicing efficiently and also learn ways to seek out the great instrumentalists and music that speaks to them. Sound, technique, musicality, and expression are the corner stones to my teaching and practicing.
Hello! My name is Ian Levy and I specialize in Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute private study. As a graduate of the New School - College of Performing Arts, regular performer, and private teacher in New York City, music has been the passion and greatest joy of my life. Private teaching has been the most rewarding experience and balance to my own professional career in music. Throughout weekly lessons, my students develop proper techniques for practicing efficiently and also learn ways to seek out the great instrumentalists and music that speaks to them. Sound, technique, musicality, and expression are the corner stones to my teaching and practicing.
My lessons can be fun or professional oriented. I am not just a teacher, I am a musician who is dedicated to the craft of musicianship. I have a wealth experience with solo and ensemble performances. Many of my current clarinet and saxophone students play at Portland Youth Philharmonic and have first seats in their school band. I have a wide range of students (clarinet, saxophone, and piano) and I am the band director at the Russian Gospel Church in Woodburn, Oregon.
My goal is to help kids grow musically and learn the amazing art of music performance. I encourage students to focus on musicality, technique and the art of performing. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in quarterly recitals.
I provide music lessons to the students of all ages. My main goal is to teach students a wonderful art of music performance and I strive to provide the best music education possible. Each kid and adult is an individual and has its own needs and dreams. I use a variety of music methods and tailor music lessons for each person individually.
For the younger piano students, I require to purchase methods books (Faber’s Piano Adventures). For more advanced students I choose a set of etudes, scale books, exercises and musical pieces that fits student’s level the best and help with gaining needed skills.
For the saxophone and clarinet students, I use variations of methods, etudes, pieces to achieve great results. If the saxophone or clarinet students have the piano at home I will be accompanying their pieces sometimes. In addition to this,
I give a chance to play pieces with play along songs and my wind students can collaborate with my piano students and perform the songs together during the recitals.
Artem is a New York-based musician who teaches and performs the clarinet, saxophone, and piano. Artem was born and raised in Ukraine, where he studied music at the Kiev Special Music School for gifted kids named after N.V. Lysenko before he moved to the U.S. He has numerous music awards and twice participated in concert tours in Germany. Artem appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine), The National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine, Lincoln Hall (Portland), Newmark Theatre (Portland), Loewe Theater (New York) and many more.
As an orchestra musician, Artem performed with New York University Orchestra, Portland Choir & Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Youth Chamber Orchestra, Portland State University Symphony, Portland State University Wind Symphony.
Artem holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and currently working on his Master’s Degree at New York University where he masters his clarinet skills with a member of New York Philharmonic – Pavel Vinnitsky. Artem studied and participated in master classes with many great musicians such as James Shields, Rolf Weber, Barbara Heilmair, Hedwig Swimberghe, Frank Kowalsky and Yuri Vasilevich.
Very professional and knowledgeable in music and instrument, passionate, builds connections with children from different backgrounds, builds strong skills in students through individualized approach
March 2, 2018
My two kids, ages 11& 9 have been taking piano lessons from Artyom for about a year and they have improved so much. My favorite part about him is that he gives honest feedbacks. My kids says he tells exactly what they need to work on! He is very passionate about helping my kids learn and appreciate music so we feel lucky he is our teacher!!
February 26, 2018
Artyom is very passionate teacher, he makes sure his students succeed and takes the best out from them. He is responsible and very knowledgeable in all instruments he teaches. He teaches to my three children Clarinet, Piano and Saxophone.
With training at high-level schools and over a decade of diverse professional experience, I'm well-suited to teach saxophone in any style. Whether you need help with school ensemble music, want to learn your favorite melodies, or even want to write your own music, I can offer experienced and relaxed guidance towards your goals!
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, arranger, freshly transplanted to Brooklyn after seven great years in Boston, Massachusetts. My professional experience on saxophone, keyboards, clarinet, flute, and bass in many different musical styles has offered me a wide-ranging palate to teach from. For the past five years, I've worked for multiple organizations and agencies as a private lessons instructor, averaging 15-20 students at any given time and maxing out at over 30! My approach to lessons is laid back, yet goal-oriented. My main goals are to equip my students musical and instrumental fundamentals, help them discover their particular passions within music and work towards related goals, and to foster an environment rooted in fun and mutual respect.
My daughter enjoyed learning clarinet with Tyler. As another reviewer has noted, Tyler is a gentle and patient teacher. My daughter could be difficult during lessons and often got distracted, and Tyler was great at steering her back on track and engaging her through new music and exercises.
September 28, 2018
Tyler was the piano teacher for our two daughters for almost 5 years. They were piano beginners aged 4 and 6 when we started. My daughters are more on the shy side, and Tyler ended up being the perfect teacher for them. He is gentle and patient but at the same time got them excited about learning the instrument and playing music of different genres. My daughters enjoyed the lessons very much and they were sad to see Tyler leave for New York. I can highly recommend Tyler as a teacher especially for shy beginners like my daughters were.
September 25, 2018
My son's comment was that Tyler was the best music teacher he ever had and he has had a lot. He misses him a lot.
"Bill is a fantastic teacher. I am currently a professional actor/saxophonist, and I was looking to broaden my horizons by picking up the clarinet. Right
from the beginning of our instruction, Bill struck a perfect balance: on the one hand, he pushed me to gain proficiency quickly, knowing that I was eager to begin playing at a professional level; and on the other hand, he focused on methodically and meticulously building a solid foundation of strong technique.
In addition, Bill was enormously helpful when it came to selecting the right equipment. He was accessible, knowledgeable, and even perused some available clarinets to help me find the ideal instrument for my goals and skill level.
I could not recommend Bill highly enough. He will tailor your instruction to your skill level, will be supportive and encouraging, and will give you both the tools and the motivation to reach your highest potential."
"He was just perfect for my daughter! She loves his lesson very much and decided to learn from him. As a parent, i loved how he throughly taught us basic s
tuff about clarinet, assembling, parts, history, etc.."
"I hired Stephanie to work with me at Lynn Middle School as a woodwind technician for one semester, Spring 2012. Stephanie was always punctual, organized,
and outstanding with the kids. She immediately set up a fun and safe environment for them to learn. Her work was excellent. We were preparing for our district Music Performance Assessment Festival and received Superior ratings. I have no doubt we owe part of that rating to her hard work. She really goes above and beyond, on one occasion I had to miss my afternoon classes for jury duty and she ran rehearsal without any problems. I wish we still had Stephanie in our district. I highly recommend her."
"Andrew is a very dedicated teacher! He accomondates our schedule as well whenever I request a last minute change. He is very patient to his student and k
nowledgeble of the subject matter. Thank you ver much!!"
"Matt is an amazing teacher! He was patient and encouraging, and he made my son comfortable from the start. We are very appreciative!"
"Perhaps the best teacher I’ve ever had—in any discipline, at any age. When I first began two years ago, I couldn’t read a note of music and had never p
layed any instrument. Since then, thanks to Moran’s patience and guidance, I can play with confidence at a level I never imagined. Wonderful, kind, yet demanding teacher who enjoys teaching and takes great pride in the progress of her students"
"David Blumberg is one of the finest private teachers I've known in my career as performer and band director. His private lessons with my reed sections rev
olutionized their sound. I sent my own son to him for several years and was always impressed with his high standards, clear approach and instant results. As a mom, I'm equally impressed with his kindness and empathy. I highly recommend David without reservation."
"Shannon does a great job with the lessons, and I really like the way she approaches them. She has been willing to work around my schedule, and it is very
helpful. I definitely recommend her as a teacher!"
"Very good, very clear, very patient. I can actually make a sound out of the clarinet."