Konstantin - Teacher #1343

- Piano
- Composition

- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- Russian

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to meet and exceed, if necessary, the students' needs and desires in music, while providing quality educational services. I believe in teaching musicianship, critical thinking and listening skills, vivid, imaginative interpretation, and unveiling a student's potential for emotional expression, rather than simply teaching how to play pieces. I consider my job successful if a student, having acquired sufficient experience, gains independent practice skills and is able to continue learning and developing further - whether on their own or under instruction. A base of solid technical skill leads to successful musicianship only when combined with appropriate expression and musicality, and as a teacher, I work hard to keep those aspects in balance and maintain equilibrium between comfort and challenge for the student. Seeing the contentment of my students when they succeed, combined with a strong, friendly, trustworthy and trusting, professional attitude and the urge to share the love and knowledge of music - all of the above is what makes me passionate about my work.

Awards and Distinctions

- Graduated with Honours from the Moscow Regional College of Arts;
- Was accepted into Douglas College with a full scholarship and appeared on the Dean's List;
- Was accepted into the University of British Columbia with the Chancellor's Scholar Award, received multiple scholarships during the course of my studies, and appeared on the Dean's List.

Special Skills and Training

Studied Piano Pedagogy and Methodology and have over five years of experience teaching.


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).