Michael - Teacher #1078

- Trumpet

- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- Russian

Teaching Philosophy

In our trumpet lessons, we follow a carefully structured approach to ensure students build solid skills step by step. In the initial stage, we focus on developing efficient breathing techniques, which form the basis of strong trumpet playing. In the second stage, I dive into teaching the proper use of lips and tongue, critical for achieving clear and melodious tones.

Moving on to the third stage, we begin the journey of creating the first notes. Surprisingly, this step starts without the trumpet itself, as students work with just the mouthpiece to master the foundational techniques. Once students successfully perform their first notes with the mouthpiece, we progress to the next level, which involves transitioning to using the trumpet.

This methodical approach guarantees a robust foundation and allows students, whether kids or adults, to make steady progress in their trumpet-playing journey.

Musical Education

Vilnius Music Academy - Master of Music Education
Brest Music Academy - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

I have many references letters from my previous students.

Special Skills and Training

Over 35 years experience performing with the Israeli Brass Band


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).