Vasiliy Medved
Boston, MA
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Vasiliy Medved

Vasiliy M.

Boston, MA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I earned MM in Jazz Performance, Bass Guitar Major, in 1993, and play/teach lessons for Bass Guitar since that time. My prospective students will receive rigorous training in both Bass Guitar performance and musicianship focused on the specifics of the subject of study. The level that we would begin lessons with will depend on the student's abilities and potentials. We will strive to create professional and friendly working atmosphere, and will begin lessons with careful assessment of the student's performing abilities; we will also set our goals, based on both individual expectations of students and on professional experience of the instructor. My teaching philosophy lies on three aspects; on patience with people; on love for the subject of teaching/study; and on rigorous training, offered to people, for their benefit and general musical development.

About Vasiliy M.

Hello,
I am Vasiliy M, Boston University School of Music Alumnus (DMA in Composition). We dwell in Boston since Fall 2002; before that time , we lived in New York, where I studied Composition at Mannes College, The New School For Music. I received both BM, and MM degrees from Mannes in 1999, and 2001, respectively. Before an arrival to US, in 1994, I studied Jazz Performance, Electric Bass Major, and Classical Composition, at Moldova State Conservatory, from 1988 to 1993, respectively.
I was raised in the family, where music is an essential part of its daily life; my father, Grigoriy, before his retirement, was a military band trombone player, and, quite naturally, I was exposed to music, and encouraged by my parents to learn playing an instrument of my choice, from my early childhood.
My mother, Anisia Kondrat'ievna, possesses both beautiful vocal abilities and perfect pitch , although she has never had a chance to develop her natural gifts any further. But I have heard my mother singing, and these moments remain one of the most touching and impressive musical experiences, that I have ever received, and remember to this very day.
Only after a considerable life experiences, abound of trials and mistakes, at the age of twenty five, I have come to a clear realization, that music remains my greatest passion, and that I would have to become a professional musician. With help and support of friends and colleagues, I have entered Community College in Soroki city, Moldova Republic, where I have studied Choral Conducting for Amateurs. I have graduated from school in May of 1988, having written a few instrumental and vocal compositions of my own, and, quite unexpectedly for myself, was invited, that summer, to visit Moldova State Conservatory, with the prospect of audition for the Composition Major. After the meeting with the Chair of the Department, I was offered an opportunity to be accepted to the Master Degree Program in Composition, provided I will have completed two years of preliminary studies of Music Theory, Music Harmony/Voice Leading, and many other related disciplines.
Why do I bring all of these facts to this Essay? I know for the fact now, that I was not ready for what was awaiting ahead of me, back then. There was no way, that I could cope with the demands of Composition Program curriculum. But I have had love for music, that my parents have implemented in me throughout my childhood; I have had natural abilities, that Heavens supplied me with: and I have had a chance to make my dream a reality, providing I do everything that I will have to, during the following years of struggles and study.
The decision was made, and my studies have begun. I have come through every mistake, defeat, and mind-barriers imaginable, and if it would not be a continuous stream of professional help and support, that I have received from my numerous teachers, mentors, and professors, along the years of study, my goals could never be attained to any modest, but real degree.
Whenever I have a chance to teach, tutor, or assist other musicians with their study, my past experience always reminds me, that any person may experience some difficulties of various nature with the learning material, from time to time, and that those difficulties should be addressed by student's teacher with the highly individual approach, however time-and effort-consuming it may be. Patience and respect, in regard to the students, have become as important aspects of teaching to me, as those of discipline and professionalism.
My studies have come to an end; I see now, that the world of music is an endless entity, for it has no boundaries, and we all have to maintain our further progress, in order to move to our chosen destinations, and to help others with their own advancements.

Sincerely
Vasiliy M.


*** Lesson Details ***
I would be more than willing to assist my prospective students with their various musical endeavors, and people's willingness to either play music instruments,take voice lessons, or to study Music Theory/ Musicianship disciplines will serve us as a starting point for our work. Through the diligent preliminary talk we will discuss various aspects of interest that my students have developed in relation to music, so we could plan and design our future lessons according to an initial discussion. My job and responsibility will be to make an intelligent assessment of my students' natural abilities for the given subject of study, to create vigorous learning atmosphere during our meetings, and to give my students professional instructions to the best of my humble abilities, for the benefits of their musical , aesthetic, and personal development. I will encourage my students to learn as much as they can, at the given moment, but I will not ever attempt to exceed people's natural capabilities. Participation in Music with love and fun should be as rewarding and valuable to the music amateur, as professional performing career ( with its highly demanding standards) stands for classically trained musicians. During our study sessions, we will work upon the goals and tasks that we have discussed at the beginning of our meetings. My ultimate goal as a teacher was and will always be to help my students discover and bring forward their best creative potentials through the intensive musical studies and practice, and, at the same time, to favor heir initial interest's transformation into a deep, serious passion.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room, Italian keyboard Real Piano PRO 2

*** Travel Equipment ***
Honda Insight 2011

*** Specialties ***
As a Bass - player, I have been performing in Big-Band Orchestras, Jazz Sextets, Quartets, Trios, Duos.
I was also a Progressive-Rock Band Bass-Player.
John Pretlor Band, (R&B style, Soft Jazz) hired me, as a Bass Player, before I went to Mannes College, to study Composition.

Music Theory - wise, I have taught Fundamentals of Music, Elementary Music, Music Theory I, II, Keyboard Harmony, Music Analysis, Post-Tonal Theory.

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Chris C.
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Wonderful teacher. I have referred two friends.

Posted Oct 22, 2020
Don
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Great V is the man helps me with my breathing & bringing out the richness in my voice. Also he gave me more confidence in myself as a artist.

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Adhiti H.
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Mr.Vasiliy is very patient, enthusiastic and very detailed. My daughter was able to learn so fast and efficient from him. I really thank him for being kind and motivating her!

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Momo
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Excellent experience with Vasiliy!

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Deb N.
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Vasiliy is a wonderful, patient teacher. My fifteen year old son was fortunate to be able to work with such a thoughtful musician, and I would recommend him for any other teenagers.

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Vitaliy
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Excellent teacher, I learned a lot even from my first lesson.

Posted Aug 1, 2019
Sophie
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Great with my 5 yo.

Posted Apr 27, 2019
Quang H.
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Vasiliy is not only kind and patience but also very cooperative. He always remind me of taking things slow and building up a strong foundation rather than rushing through the music sheets. We work really hard in each lesson so far, and he makes me feel more and more engaged with the piano. Would strongly recommend him, especially if you need someone to correct your forms.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
Sasha V.
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Great teacher, lots of conversations about technique

Posted Feb 18, 2019
Isabella L.
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Today is my daughter first day piano class with Vasiliy. My girl is vey shy but Vasiliy is very patient and nice to her. We look forward the next classes ...

Posted Dec 2, 2018
Tania L.
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Vasiliy has been coming to my home for years. He is so patient, so kind and wonderful with young students. My daughter started with him at age 6 (she's now 12) and Vasiliy has made so much progress with her. Every time she plays, I am amazed. She has started to play and sing along as well. We are very happy with Vasiliy and I highly recommend him.

Posted Jul 20, 2018
Ying
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Mr. Vasiliy is the best! We highly recommend him!

Posted Jul 1, 2018
Hui
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A very good teacher, my daughter enjoyed his class and always looked foeward to his classes

Posted Feb 25, 2018
Abby
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Vasiliy is a very good teacher, he is nice and patient. My daughter likes him very much.

Posted Feb 19, 2018
Emily
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Vasiliy is simply wonderful. He provides individualized assessment and instruction, is very patient, and my kids love him.

Posted Sep 26, 2017
Vera P.
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Great teacher!

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Connor
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This was our first time meeting Vasiliy and first lesson for my son. My son took to Vasiliy right away. The lesson went well and we are excited for future lessons. We highly recommend Vasiliy.

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Daisy
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Vasily is a knowledgable and patient teacher and a creative artist.

Posted Jan 22, 2017
Jayshree
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My son, Siddarth has been learning Mr.Vasily for about 2 and half years now and I can tell that Mr.Vasily is a great teacher. He's dedicated and expresses a lot of patience when my son forgets or misses his notes. Mr.Vasily also encourages Siddarth to excel by being constructive and not in a negative way, which both my husband and I really appreciate. To excel in anything, it's important to have a good teacher, and we are very happy that our son's learning from one such teacher!

Posted Apr 20, 2016
Priya S.
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Vasiliy has been working with my 7 year old for around six months now. He is a very patient and loving teacher with a strong work ethic. He takes effort to build the foundations of piano, both theory and practice. We have been very pleased with his guidance.

Posted Mar 23, 2016
Juniper T.
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Vasily is a wonderful teacher. He is kind, patient, and relates very well to our shy daughter. He is teaching her to "know" the piano, in a delightful and disciplined way, and of course he is teaching her to play. Juniper leaves every session feeling accomplished and happy! We are very happy to have started lessons with him.

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Andrew O Brown
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Vasily is a superb teacher, extremely knowledgeable, and a joy to work with.

Posted Dec 20, 2015
Amelie H.
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We have come to know Vasiliy as a very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated teacher. My daughter was only 5 when she had her first piano lessons, and I was interested, most of all, in understanding whether her interest in music and the piano in a common room in our building was mature enough to begin music lessons - or not. Vasiliy gave me a very knowledgeable assessment of my daughter's readiness to begin studying music, and then went on to give her piano lessons that were right for her level and age. He definitely developed my daughter's eagerness to learn more, and left her looking forward very much to her weekly piano class. We can wholeheartedly recommend Vasily.

Posted Jun 16, 2015
Chris G.
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My son loves Vasily. He is great, clear, patient, precise, knowledgeable, and have great life stories. I recommend him 100 percent.

Posted May 15, 2015
Charles W.
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Very good!

Posted Feb 12, 2015
Henry Z.
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Vasilly is a truly inspired teacher! He is not only completely master of his subject, but is a natural teacher. He is articulate, patient and imaginative and he inspires excitement in his pupil. I hope to work with Vasilly for a long time and I look forward to each lesson with enthusiasm. I am very fortunate to have found him.

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Graziella P.

Vasiliy

Vasiliy was more than wonderful with my son with his piano lesson. he brought out the joy of music with him. My 8 year old is more than excited to practice and continue to learn with Vasiliy. When i asked my son if he enjoyed his lesson he was glowing and stated " he so nice mommy" We feel very blessed to have found him.

Posted Feb 12, 2014
James L.

Wonderful teacher

I'm so happy to have Vasily as my son's piano teacher. He's very kind and knowledgeable. One quick and important thing I notice about this teacher, He always pays attention to all the details and make sure that the student fully understands the concepts. He's very patient and will not rush through things just because time is up.. Special thanks to Musiclessons for giving the opportunity to meet this excellent teacher...

Posted Sep 24, 2013
Nancy B.

Excellent teacher

Vasiliy teaches my daughter in voice and my son on piano. He is not only an excellent teacher but a wonderful person. My kids thoroughly enjoy when Vasiliy comes to teach them at our house. Wonderful!!

Posted Aug 29, 2013
JoanneB1

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Miriana loves piano with Vasilly, he is warm and gentle, appreciates the goofiness of an 8 year old and never lets his students potential out of sight. I believe she will go far with him.

Posted Aug 9, 2011

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Experience

Music Theory Instructor
Dec 2012 - Present

Northern Essex Community College

Weekly class instruction, grading, tutoring, conducting tests, midterms, and final exams Assisted Courses: Music Theory I, II, IV (MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 224) Aural Skills I, II, IV (MUS 216, 218)

Music Instructor
Nov 2010 - Present

TakeLessons

Weekly private instruction, tutoring, grading Subjects taught: General Piano for beginners, Voice lessons, Fundamentals of Music, Music Theory

Music Theory Instructor
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011

Longy School of Music

Classroom instruction, tutoring, grading, assigning homework for Longy School of Music Preparatory Division students Subjects taught: Techniques of Music, Harmony and Voice Leading , Music Theory Levels II,IV, Aural Skills

Education

DMA in Composition
Sep 2002 - May 2009

Boston University

DMA in Composition
Sep 2002 - May 2009

Boston University CFA School of Music

Languages

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian, Ukrainian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2015
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2010
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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