Artyom Kemenyash

Artyom K.

Portland, OR

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Artyom delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 18 and males 5+

Teaching since:

Music is wonderful!

I am a professional musician, band conductor, and am currently teaching private and group ensemble for Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano.

I am pleased to announce my new studio at:
2240 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

This location is easy to access and is just a few minutes from the Hawthorn bridge.

My goal is to help kids grow musically and learn the amazing art of music performance.

I am accepting new students, from beginning to advanced.
I encourage students to focus on musicality, technique and the art of performing. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in quarterly recitals.

Why choose me?
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.


I started to learn music in my home country, Ukraine, at age 5, and my first instrument was a piano. At the age of 6, I started to attend a special music school for talented kids, named after P.S.Stolyarsky. I studied piano until 4th grade, but then I discovered the clarinet.
 From 2004-2008 I was invited to attend international competitions and was awarded 1st and 2nd places. After my second competition, I won a concert tour to the Germany, where I spent 2 weeks, performing the solo recitals.

In 2008, I moved to Kiev Secondary Special Music School - named after N.V.Lysenko- to study more advanced music. From 2008-2012, I became 12 times laureate of the international competitions.

In 2013, my family and I moved to Portland, where I decided to continue my music education at Portland State University. This Spring I will finish my undergraduate degree and then will continue to earn a Master's Degree in Orchestra Conducting. 

Please feel free to contact me and ask any questions. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my love of music!

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Band Director
Nov 2017 - Present
Russian Gospel Church

2nd clarinet
Sep 2017 - Present
Portland Choir & Orchestra

2nd clarinetist at Portland Choir & Orchestra

Principle Clarinetist
Feb 2016 - Present
Portland State University Symphony

Principle Clarinetist at Portland State University Symphony

Private Music Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
Black Sea Music Lessons

I teach privately more than 5 years and have great students!

Freelance Musician
Jan 2008 - Present

2008-2017 active participation in different chamber ensembles and solo performances around Ukraine and Portland

Principle Clarinetist
Apr 2014 - May 2017
Portland State University Wind Symphony

Principle Clarinetist at Portland State University Wind Symphony

Feb 2008 - Mar 2012

Member of the International clarinet ensemble “Clarnetissimo”, Kiev Ukraine

Clarinet Performance
Apr 2007 - Jul 2008
Concert Tours

2007-2008 Participated in concert tours as a soloist in Germany (Fall season)


Clarinet Performance
Mar 2014 - Present
Portland State University
Clarinet Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Kiev Special Music School named After N.V. Lysenko


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Laureate of the I prize
Aug 2012
International Art Competition “Young Europe”
Laureate of the I prize
May 2012
XII International Festival-Contest of Children and Youth Performing Arts' Chords Khortytsya
Laureate of the I prize
Mar 2012
International Competition Music of Ukraine
Laureate of the III prize
Jun 2011
he “21 Century Art” International Competition for Young Performers
Laureate of the III prize
Jun 2011
International Art Competition “ Young Europe”
Laureate of the II prize
May 2011
International Competition Music of Ukraine
Laureate of the II prize
Apr 2009
The Fifth Dmytro Bida Wood Wind Young Performers International Competition
Contest participant
Apr 2008
Selmer Paris
May 2006
The Second International Competition of Young Performers in wind and percussion instruments "Surma Bukovina"
Laureate of the II prize
Apr 2006
VII International Art Competition for Children And Youth “Sribny Dzvin”

Photos & Videos

Ivan Olenchik Caprice
Playing at the recital

J Brahms Clarinet Sonata Op 120 exposition
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3 Reviews

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Jennifer Mar 2, 2018
Piano · In home

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!!

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Monica Feb 26, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

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.

Huey Meeker Feb 25, 2018
Piano · In home

Artyom has been teaching our daughter for a few years now at home.
He has patience with kids and always tries to motivate them and his recitals are enjoyable. He goes at my daughter' s pace and never shows frustration.
We appreciate him making house call for lessons.

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