Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Specialties Music studio offering ONLINE and IN-STUDIO clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet and recorder lessons taught by the Principal Clarinetist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. Recent Student Auditions, Awards & Achievements: This year 5 of my students won Regional Band Auditions: 2 High Schoolers and 3 Middle schoolers: Jonathan F., 11th grader - 1st place Winner of North MA Regional Band; Christopher M., 10th grader - winner of North NJ Regional Band; Morwen X., 8th grader, - 3rd chair in Central NJ Wind Ensemble; Cathy Q., 8th grader, 5th chair in North NJ Wind Ensemble; Leon G., 7th grader, 2nd chair in Symphonic Band. 3 of my students were accepted to NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra: Ashley M. - 1st flute chair in 'Concertino Winds' band; Christopher F. - trumpet in 'Concertino Winds' Meiching X.- flute in 'Philharmonia Orchestra'. Prior years achievements: Chris M., 8th grade (clarinet and saxophone) - Winner of the 1st chair in N. NJ Regional Concert Band 2019 - Successful audition to N. NJ Regional Symphonic Band 2018 - Successful audition for Honors Band - Promoted to 1st chair in his school band (2016) - Selected from over 500 students to participate in the North Jersey Region 1 Honors Elementary Band Festival (May 2016). Morwen, 7th grade (clarinet) Successful audition to N. NJ Regional Concert Band 2019 Ashley, 6th grade (flute) - 1st chair in Concertino Winds Band in NJ Youth Symphony Aidan, 9th grade (clarinet) - Successful audition to Central NJ Regional Symphonic Band: 1st chair in 2016-2017, 10th chair in 2014-2015; and Advanced Wind Ensemble (2014-2015). - Successful audition to NJ Symphony Orchestra Summer Band Camp. Kevin, 8th grade (clarinet) - Successful audition to Philharmonia Orchestra of NJYS (New Jersey Youth Symphony) orchestra Chris F., 6th grade (trumpet) - Successful audition for the first seat in school band trumpet section Isis, HS senior (clarinet) - Successful auditions for: * 1st chair in HS Band in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 * HS Central NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2013-2014, 2014-2015 & 2015-2016), HS NJ All-State Symphonic Band (2014-2015 & 2015-2016) and NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra (2013-2014 & 2014-2015). Stella, HS junior (clarinet) - Successful audition for 1st chair in HS Band (2015-2016). Ivana, 8th grade (flute) - Successful audition to Lakeland Youth Symphony (2014-2015). Jennifer, 7th grade (clarinet) - Successful audition to NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015), Middle School North NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2014-2015 & 2015-2016), and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan (Summer of 2014 & 2015). Morven, 4th grade (clarinet) - Promoted to 1st chair in 5th grade Advanced Band (2016) Chris Y., 4th grade (saxophone) - Promoted to 1st chair in 5th grade Advanced Band (2016) Jacob J., 4th grade (clarinet) - Promoted to 1st chair in 6th grade Advanced Band (2017) History Established in 1996. For the past twenty years, Dimitry has been teaching students of all ages to play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and recorder. Students will learn proper techniques, posture, breathing, phrasing, articulation, tone, rhythm, sight reading, solfeggio, music theory, and music history. They will also learn to play solos (with and without accompaniment), as well as duets (along with the instructor). Private lessons are customized to meet each student's goals, such as preparation for regional and state band auditions, concerts, and other music competitions. Meet the Business Owner Business Owner Dimitry is the Principal Clarinetist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, the Co-Principal of the Hanover Wind Symphony, and a member of the 'A La Mode' clarinet quartet. Dimitry is a graduate of Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Performance and Education.
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Our 12-year old son has been learning clarinet from Mr. Dimitry for about a year now and we highly recommend him to prospective students for his deep music knowledge, rich clarinet performance experience and above all, just being a great clarinet teacher. In a year's time with Mr. Dimitry, our son's progress has been very impressive. After our son started lessons with Mr. Dimitry, it quickly became apparent that Mr. Dimitry is a very experienced teacher for young musicians. He engages our son effectively to keep him interested in music and clarinet while at the same time sets high expectations for him. Our son always looks forward to clarinet lessons and also is motivated to practice pieces at home. Mr. Dimitry not only teaches sound clarinet skills, but also emphasizes the importance of playing music the right way, that is to tell stories and express feelings through music rather than to play music like a technician. Although it is difficult for a young musician to fully appreciate this concept, it does go a long way in preparing him to become a really good musician in the long run. Mr. Dimitry is very polite, pleasant and professional. We recommend him without any reservation.
My 7 year old son has been taking recorder lessons from Dimitry for almost 1 year now. Dimitry is very patient, encouraging, and enganging - considering that my son is on the younger side. Dimitry provides music instruction that is appropriate age and level wise, so my son feels accomplished and challenged at the same time. We plan to continue with Dimitry and hopefully advance to the clarinet once his fingers can cover the clarinet holes and he has learned more music theory. My son looks forward to his music lessons. We are very pleased with his musical instruction.