Vladislav Borkovski
Brooklyn, NY
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Vladislav Borkovski

Vladislav B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
A life-long learner myself I understand the need and satisfaction of continuous progress! Helping my students to learn and advance is one of the biggest rewards of lessons. Tutoring includes: Technique, music theory, reading, ear training, and more. All lessons are geared to the type of music you like to play, but what you'll learn can apply to all styles of music.
I'll set-up (adjust your instrument so that it plays as easily as possible) I’ll also teach you basic set-up and maintenance so you can keep your bass in top condition.

Contact me to discuss your interests, specific needs and to schedule lessons!
The lessons could be given at my home or yours, and any school/college rehearsal room or venue location in New York.
Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn

About Vladislav B.

Since 1986, Vladislav B. has regularly performed as a collaborator at
leading Jazz festivals from Europe to Scandinavia to Asia. His ability to adapt to many different styles (jazz, avant-garde, rock, pop, folk, world
music, fusion, soul, country, r&b, funk and blues) has allowed him to perform in a variety projects from combo bands to the “Lithuanian National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra” (Conducted by Murray Sidlin), “Lithuanian National Radio and TV Big Band”, and more.
Since moving to New York in 2006, he has been a bassist working alongside an array of well known musicians including saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (“Groove Collective”), vocalist Philip Hamilton (“Pat Metheny Group”), keyboardist Etienne D. Stadwijk (Richard Bona), vibraphonist Bill Ware (“Groove Collective”), percussionist Jose Claussell (Eddie Palmieri) and others.
Vladislav has also made a name for himself as the leader of his band “Vlad and The Impalers”, and as a sideman and studio musician on the city’s diverse music scene. He has also performed in various bands that have toured from Alaska, to the Caribbean, to Hawaii.


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7 Reviews
Bob Franceschini
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My name is Bob Franceschini. I am a well known and well respected touring musician and educator. I fully recommend Vlad as a teacher and musician. He is well studied and enthusiastic. We have been playing together and he is always well prepared and commited to excellence.

Posted Aug 30, 2021
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Vlad is an excellent musician and a great teacher.His explanation of material is very precise. Hi makes it easy to understand.

Posted Aug 26, 2021
Jack H.
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I have learned so much from Vlad. He taught me how to improve my technique and read bass charts and is a very patient teacher.

Posted Aug 26, 2021
Gleb Vashenko
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wonderful teacher, lern many good things about instrument and music !!

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Angela Wang
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I'm a professional singer-songwriter/ composer/ music producer/ music educator, who has worked in NYC, Taiwan and Texas, for the last decade. I have worked with Vlad professionally for over 10 years! He has recorded bass in 3 of my albums, and also performed with me around NYC. His great musicianship and personally make It so easy to work together. I would highly recommend Vlad as a bass teacher for those who wish to advance their bass skill and step into the professnal world as a musician.

Posted Dec 31, 2020
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Great learning experience with great instructor!
Thorough, attentive and patient Vladislav makes sure student understands learning material. Good combination of playing techniques, music theory and practical advice.
Definitely recommend!

Posted Dec 22, 2020
Etta Hanlon
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I have been very lucky to have had Vlad as my first bass instructor, in 5 lessons I have progressed from not being able to play the bass at all to now having completely learned one song and beginning to learn others. Something I appreciate very much about Vlad's instruction is his emphasis on learning theory of the instrument instead of just memorizing songs, giving me the skills I need to eventually play songs and teach myself independently. He also definitely makes the most of each lesson and has often gone over our allotted time to make sure I fully understand what we're learning. If you're ready to really learn and work hard, Vlad is the teacher for you!

Posted Dec 21, 2020

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Bass guitar teacher
Jan 1997 - Present


Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Vladislav Borkovski I am a professional music instructor and performing musician. I have 20+years of teaching experience with children and adults of all ages, and have been recording and performing internationally for over thirty years. Specializing in bass guitar, I have experience with all levels of students, from novice to professional musicians, all ages. Have worked in both public and private after-school programs as well as in-home lessons. My formal music training began at the age of five in Vilnius Lithuania. Since then, I have excelled in my bass studies at the Vilnius Conservatory while pursuing an active performing career. I have developed a teaching method that is efficient and creative, and is backed by over thirty years of professional performing experience. 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, Russian, Polish 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, goal-oriented environment!


Bachelor degree. Jazz and Pop Rock Department.
Jun 1983 - Jun 1987

J.Tallat-Kelpsa Conservatory



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