- Bass Clarinet
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
As a professional music performer and music educator, I consider myself fortunate to be able to travel and work in different parts of the world, gain knowledge of different cultures, learn several languages, study with great teachers and teach great students. One of the most important things I have learned during my travels is respect for other cultures, people, traditions, and beliefs. As a music educator, I see my students first of all as human beings, individuals with their own life experiences, opinions, values, views, and perspectives. I realize that their diverse backgrounds are reflected in their approach to the learning process and in their learning styles. I know they have their strengths and weaknesses, and as a teacher, I respect them all.
I do not see myself as a person who simply imparts knowledge. I would like my students to take part on an equal basis in the educational process. I perceive music learning as a transformative experience, and rather than providing my students with ready answers, I strive to become a facilitator of a process of discovery.
As a music educator who had a chance to work in different cultural and social environments, I always strive for a greater flexibility of my teaching approach, employing a variety of methods with a “dialogue” as a key aspect of my concept of teaching.
My responsibility as a teacher is to create a safe, constructive, and dynamic learning environment in which my students’ hard work and willingness to study are appreciated and supported. My goal is to encourage them to participate actively in the learning process. I am constantly searching for better, more efficient ways to approach my students, to arouse and maintain their intellectual curiosity. I hope to engage my students in a meaningful reflective dialogue that can potentially enrich the experience of all the participants, and help them make music a part of their everyday life.
I hold the following degrees:
PhD in Music Education from the University of Toronto;
MA in Music Education from the University of Toronto;
MA in Music Performance (specialty clarinet/saxophone) from The State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia;
BA in Music Performance (woodwind/brass) and Wind Pedagogy from The State Tchaikovsky Conservatory;
and BA in wind ensemble conducting from The State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
I have an extensive teaching experience internationally at different levels-from University to private studio.
I have performed extensively, and served as principal clarinet for many symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and groups around the world.
• University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Conference Travel Grant
• Ontario Graduate Scholarship
• University of Toronto Research Committee Travel Grant
• University of Toronto and Halbert Exchange Program, Halbert
Network Fellowship award
• University of Toronto Scholarship
• University of Toronto Teaching Assistantship
• Diploma Summa Cum Laude, The State P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Moscow, Russia
• Diploma Summa Cum Laude, The State P. Tchaikovsky College of Music, Moscow, Russia
• Winner of the Moscow Competition for Wind Instruments
• Member of the Academy and Jury Boards of the ENKOR
Wind/Brass and Chamber Music Competition
I'm fluent in 3 languages: English, Hebrew, and Russian. I've had a chance to study, live, perform, and teach music in many different parts of the world. My research and papers on music education were published and presented internationally at many important music education conferences. I hope with my background and experience I'll be able to find a "common language" with all my students, encourage and inspire them to make music a part of their everyday life.
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