Gleb Vascenko

Gleb V.

Brooklyn, NY
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Gleb delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1999

My name is Gleb V. I am a professional music instructor and performing musician. I have sixteen years of teaching experience for children and adults of all ages, and have been recording and performing internationally for over thirty years.

Specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano, I have experience in both public and private after-school programs, as well as in-home lessons settings. My formal music training began at the age of five in Vilnius Lithuania with the famous Vladimir Tchekassin. Since then, I have excelled in my saxophone studies at the Vilnius Conservatory and at the Music Academy in Cologne Germany while pursuing an active performing career. Most recently, in 2005, I followed my passion for teaching music by completing an advanced Instructor program in Instrumental Pedagogy at the Music Academy in Cologne.

I have developed a teaching method that is efficient and creative, and is backed by over thirty years of professional performing experience.

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Experience

Music Instructions Saxophone Clarinet
Jan 1999 - Present
different schools

I have developed a teaching method that is efficient and creative, and is backed by over thirty years of professional performing experience. In the past fifteen years, I have taught continuously at several music schools in Germany. In my classroom, I approach music lessons with uncompromising attention to the goals of my students, their abilities and style. While focused on rigorous study of instrumental technique and music theory, I believe that even the strongest students of music require constant motivation. I always look for an opportunity to encourage my students by stimulating their personal creativity and connecting the classroom learning to examples from my own professional performing experience. My cultural curiosity led me to live in many countries all over the world, and I am fluent in English, German, Russian, and Lithuanian languages. I seamlessly connect with students of different cultural backgrounds, quickly find common points of interest, and encourage individual uniqueness. In my classroom, students make progress in a stress-free, creative, while goal-oriented environment!

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Education

Bachelor, Artistic & Pedagogical Diplomas
Jan 1999 - Present
MUHO KÖLN
Bachelor in Saxophone and Clarinet, Bachelor Instrumental Pedagogy
Jan 1989 - Present
MUHO KÖLN, Wilna Conservatory

Languages

English, German, Russian, LIthuanian
Professional Proficiency
English, German, Russian, Lithuanian
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

BM Diplomas from all School described above
Mar 2005
Vilnius Conservatory, Cologne Music Academy

Bachelor of Music
Jun 2002
Cologne Music Academy

Photos & Videos

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27 Reviews

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Alexander Dec 11, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

A very solid and engaging first lesson. My 12-year old son was in a very good mood afterwards!

Shim. Nov 22, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Out of all teachers and Gleb is the expert in so many ways teaching and applying the lessons to stick and to create a great Saxaphone player. He has so many techniques in his arsenal to make any student become a Saxaphone player and a good one. His patience, his depth of understanding the music and the student and how to apply make it click. He works for the music and for the student rather than anything else. Gleb, please keep on teaching. You aren't just a teacher, you are a music therapist and a professional one of a kind. You know the ins and outs and from my experience with my child I have seen your artful and dedicated work that money cant really pay it. THANK YOU!

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Howard V. Nov 8, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

Very patient and encouraging

Katy Sep 12, 2017
Flute · Online

Javier F. Jul 20, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Very good teacher. I really enjoyed the class.

Bob Jun 30, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Awesome. Gleb was so nice. I learned a lot!

Bryan J. Jun 19, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Truly great human. Gave me immediate confidence in my ability to be great. no mater how bad I was sounding.

Yosef F. May 7, 2017
Saxophone ·

learns how to very good, he has a lot of patience , what are you doing the right thing is going to complement you "wow that's great ",
He helps you very good to set up the saxophone and helps you put it back,
‏ he's doing beyond this job ........

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Irina Apr 24, 2017
Saxophone · In home

My son started taking saxophone lessons with Gleb in April, 2016. He was at 6th grade at that point and was playing saxophone as a Music Elective in his Middle School. In October/November, 2016 my son auditioned for the Special Music High School playing saxophone and, as we learned in March, 2017, got accepted. My son did not have a privilege of parental help or support as far as musical education or experience goes, and he is not exactly a very purpose oriented type “A” achiever kind of boy. So he could only rely on Gleb’s help and effort. In a month or so, my son said that he likes working with Gleb and would like to prepare for upcoming auditions. This is when we decided that we have to intensify their practices. Starting from June, 2016 my son was taking 2-hour lesson with Gleb 3 times a week. Since, as I mentioned earlier, we could not help our son with composition selection for his auditions, I just printed the Audition requirements from High School’s website and Gleb suggested a selection and worked on them with my son. I would definitely recommend Gleb for your young musician. I believe that he knows what he is doing not only in terms of music, but he is definitely able to work and find a way with different kids, not only the best out of the best, which you would often hear from very well acclaimed teachers and tutors.

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Albert L. Apr 23, 2017
Clarinet · Online

My son had his first lesson today. He liked it. Gleb was very patient and encouraging.

Amy M. Apr 23, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Mike Apr 17, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Gleb is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor, able to explain complicated aspects of music theory in very simple terms. Highly recommended to anyone, regardless your level of proficiency or age.

Maya Apr 13, 2017
Flute · In studio

My daughter just tarted the flute.
She likes these classes a lot!

Rita Apr 13, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

Our daughter Sophie has clarinet lessons with Gleb since half a year. She loves it, Gleb is absolutely passionate about music and teaches her a lot from classic to jazz. He has lots of positive energy and really encourages Sophie.

Yura Apr 12, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Gleb is a great sasophone and clarinet teacher! He has great talent to explaining, to let student to feel the instrument!

Kasum Apr 12, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Thank you Gleb for your support and sharing experience !

Margarita Apr 12, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Gleb has only been teaching my son the saxophone for 6 months and he's already playing solos at his school concerts. Gleb plays along with him to show him any mistakes he makes and shows him what's he's doing wrong. He's very knowledgeable in music theory and doesn't just know music, he feels the notes he plays. I'm very glad I found Gleb to be my son's saxophone teacher.

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Louise Apr 12, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Gleb has a been a really great teacher for my son! He is really nice and motivates my son to practice and to become a better saxophone player. My son's technique has also improved a lot since he started taking lessons with Gleb. He pays attention to detail and has helped us purchase the correct mouthpiece and reeds.

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Ann M. Oct 4, 2015
Saxophone · In home

Gleb is an excellent teacher. He is an accomplished musician and was patient and thorough during the lesson.

Ed Manzi Oct 4, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

I'm just starting but already very excited to continue with Gleb.

Shimon F. Aug 28, 2015
Clarinet · In home

Gleb is extremely patientful and nice!! He always creates a nice atmosphere and really does a good job in teaching!!

Alexey S. Aug 13, 2015
Clarinet · In studio

I am so satisfied with this wonderful teacher, real pro, i would recommend him to all students with no doubt. wow so much fun!!!

Alisa M. Aug 11, 2015
Clarinet · In studio

Dedicated Teacher with patience. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive and effective.

Alisa M. Aug 11, 2015
Clarinet · In studio

A very patient teacher, great contact with young students. Great results.

main d. tork Jul 15, 2015
Saxophone · In home

Gleb has deep understanding of music theory and whats arguably more important - he knows how to convey this knowledge in a form that fits personality of a student.
He reveals strong and strengthens weak sides in a laid back, stress-free fashion. Lessons are fun and results are astonishing. Looking forward to spend more time with him.

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Mike D. Jul 15, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Gleb is a very skilled professional musician, and yet he's a caring individual that would never make you feel intimidated, which is especially important for a novice like myself :) His lessons are fun, his rates are reasonable, and he truly puts his heart into teaching process. Every time I walk out from his lesson feeling I've progressed one step further. Highly recommended.

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Michael C. Mar 23, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Gleb is a very skilled and patient teacher that has made taking lessons fun and enjoyable. His lesson plans are well thought out and I always leave feeling like I have learned something new after each lesson. Gleb is a great guy and I highly recommend him.

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