Igor Stojanovic

Igor S.

Chicago, IL

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Igor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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My name is Igor, and I am a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University’s School of Music, where I graduated with a Master of Music (Jazz Studies, Drumset) in May 2017. Also, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Benedict College in South Carolina. This education is anchored in a number of solid teaching and performance experiences.

I won two national prizes, 1. prize( 2007) and 2. (2009) at the National Percussion Competition of Serbia. I performed in various group settings, jazz, funk, rock, Classical Orchestra and Big Band setting. I played with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Serbia, played for 3 years in South Carolina with outstanding jazz and funk musicians, I performed at Chicago Jazz festival with Big Band etc..

As one of my idols, Steve Gadd says:'' Adjustments never stop" I have been trying to stay adjustable for various styles and along performing and teaching I am still learning myself. I believe that the best learning occurs when a student reaches on that level that he/she start finding new things in music that are also new for us/educators as well. At this moment in music creativity, both, students and educators, start teaching one each other while they are enjoying the beauty of music.

The uncertainty becomes the essential focus in music sense, since neither professor nor student know what type of certain element will show up during next class of performing some tune, or some piece of music or during practicing simple exercise.

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Master degree , Jazz studies/ Drumset
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts, Percussion
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Benedict College


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


2. Prize
Apr 2009
(FMU) University of Belgrade
Apr 2007
(FMU) University of Belgrade


Percussive Arts Society, The
Jun 2010

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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Snare Rudimental Approach
Odd meter
Having fun with Brushes
Concert/Classical Approach on snare

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