Artem Kolesov

Artem K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I come from a musical family where everyone was able to play piano at a high level and considered pursuing a career in piano for a long time. Although violin had become my primary instrument, I still perform and teach. I teach any level from beginner to advanced!
Some of the books I use - Piano lessons, Level 1 James Bastien, J. S. Bach 24 Fuges and preludes, L. Beethoven Piano Sonatas, A. Mozart Piano Sonatas.


Q.: Do you teach bi-weekly lessons?

A.: No, I do not give bi-weekly lessons, and require all of my students to take at least 4 lessons a month to be able to join my studio.

Q.: What happens if I miss a lesson?

A.: My studio policy is that all of my students are required to give me an at least 24-hour notice if they will be missing their lesson for any reason with the exception of illness or family emergencies. It is the student's responsibility to reschedule the lesson for the same week, or their lesson time will be charged in full. For illnesses and family emergencies I will require a doctor's note or a short letter explaining the reason behind their absence.

Q.: What if I have to miss more than one lesson?

A.: In case the student has to miss more than one lesson due to a family trip, vacation, wedding, etc., I require a 2 week notice with an exact date clearly stating when the student will resume their lessons. Failure to do so will result in removal from my studio.

Q.: What if I forget to notify you about my absence?
A.: Failure to notify me about your absence will result in full payment of every lesson missed that I was not made aware of in the 24-hour period leading up to the lesson (if one lesson is being missed) and a 2 week notice if more than 1 lesson will be missed.

About Artem K.

Hello dear students! My name is Artem and I have been playing violin since I was 4 years old and am a freelance musician, composer and pedagogue.
I am passionate about teaching because I believe education and willingness to learn is an extremely important factor for personal development and success.
I was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia and underwent intensive training in voice, violin, composition and piano. After winning the Frieburg Intenational Violin Competition in 2010, I was offered a full scholarship to study music at Dalhousie University at the age of sixteen. After moving to Canada I went through a 9-month intensive english learning program, so I know first hand how difficult it can be to learn a new language. This experience helped me understand the struggles that any ESL student goes through and discover new ways to teach Russian and English to others.
I am excited to get to know you and share my knowledge with you!


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12 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent pronunciation guidance and practice!

Posted Apr 12, 2021
Joseph G.
Profile-location-online Online

Not only is Artem a world class violinist but also a very nice person who will make you look forward to the next lesson.

Posted Apr 20, 2019
Elizabeth C.
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Artem is extremely professional, positive and great MAESTRO!! In the short time I have been with Artem he has taught me valuable foundation techniques. I highly recommend Artem for students who are serious about fine musician techniques and being world class artists!

Posted Oct 14, 2018
Jamie W.
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Artem is an excellent teacher. He provides the perfect balance of explanations, demonstrations and expectations for at-home practice. Thank you so much!

Posted Jun 6, 2018
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Nothing beats learning from a native speaker, especially one as knowledgeable and professional as Artem. Russian is his native language, but you would never have guessed it since his English is impeccable. He takes difficult concepts and makes them simple to understand. He walks with you each step of the way, meeting you at your level and guiding you to fluency. He understands the best way you learn and adapts to your learning needs and situation. Artem will help you attain native pronunciation and will go out of his way to provide extra help and materials. I've been amazed how much I have gained from lessons with him. Highly recommended. Wonderful teacher.

Posted Mar 26, 2018
Timothy C.
Profile-location-online Online

Artem was great. He is a good communicator and is flexible with his schedule. Thanks Artem!!

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Artem was incredibly helpful when I was taking my Russian classes. My parents never taught me and I finally decided to learn so I could converse with my grandparents.

Artem was amazing at showing me how to speak naturally and fluently without ever getting impatient with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn.

Posted Mar 16, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Artem is a wonderful violin teacher! He makes it a pleasure to go to lessons and is always in a good mood.

Posted Mar 16, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

He helped me develop my ability to speak Russian without ever putting me down. I've had many Russian teachers and he's by far the nicest I've ever had. I feel like I learned a lot

Posted Mar 16, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Artem has helped me so much with writing my essays and improving my english skills. I would say that I was only able to pass my high school english thanks to him.
I loved how easy he makes everything seem by breaking down complex ideas into much easier and simpler concepts. I highly recommend him!

Posted Mar 15, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Artem is knowledable, experienced and very friendly. His feedback is always thoughtful yet detailed and critical. My performance skills have improved substantially as a result of studying with him. He also always encouraged me during lessons to think independently and develop my own artistic voice.

Posted Mar 15, 2017
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Eventhough I began to study violin with Artem at a very low level, he made me feel welcomed into the music world. He was very patient with me and tried to work with my skill level. I also took Russian with him, I highly recommend both.

Posted Mar 15, 2017

Photos & Videos

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1st Violinist
Oct 2018 - Present

Átomos String Quartet

Performing across the United states and in the LA area.

Piano Educator
Feb 2010 - Present


Has taught piano and keyboard across Russia, Canada and the United States.

Violin educator
Feb 2009 - Present


Has taught violin from the age of 14 across Russia, Ukraine, Canada, and the United States.

1st Violinist
Sep 2015 - Aug 2017

Yas Quartet

While performing with the quartet, Artem won several international competitions and became the resident string quartet of Chicago College of Performing Arts and Colorado College Summer Music Festival.

Russian/English translator and interpreter
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016

Halifax Nonprofit Refugee Clinic

Translated legal documents and interpreted during case filings.

1st Violinist
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015

LaCorde Quartet

Has won numerous awards and prizes with LaCorde Quartet while studying in Canada.

Composition Assistant
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015

Dalhousie University

Has given lectures and taught classes on composition, music theory and counterpoint.

Teacher of Russian and English languages
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Russian School of Halifax

Worked with Russian and English speaking children, teaching reading, writing and speaking skills in both languages.


Master of Music
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017

Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Dalhousie University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Masters of Music
May 2017

Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Music
May 2015

Dalhousie University

Global Assessment Certificate
May 2011

Dalhousie University


Concerto Competition winner
Feb 2017

Chicago College of Performing Arts

3rd Prize Winner
Aug 2016

Schoenfeld International Music Competition

1st Prize winner
Aug 2010

Freiburg International Violin Competition

Best Young Emerging Artist in Saint Petersburg
Feb 2010

Valentina Matvienko - Mayor of Saint Petersburg, Russia


American Youth Symphony
Aug 2017
The American Youth Symphony’s mission is to inspire the future of a timeless art form by sharing exceptional, innovative concerts based on our landmark training of musicians ages 15-27. The orchestra provides paid fellowships to 100 musicians who represent extraordinary talent from all over the world.

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