Bogdan - Teacher #2712

- Flute
- Saxophone

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- French
- Polish
- Ukrainian

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator and lecturer, I have taught, and lectured at a number of educational institutions, including the Thessaloniki Conservatory, Indiana University, the L’viv Conservatory, and McGill University.

Since 2016, I have been the head of I Vot Kangaroo, a foundation based in Kyiv, that provides free music workshops for students across the country. My original project, Jazz Mission, engaged more than a thousand music students and young professionals all over Ukraine. In both of these ventures, I was fortunate to work with many excellent Ukrainian educators, and a number of well-known, international guest musicians and lecturers, such as Norman David, bassist Ameen Saleem, pianist Sam Harris, Jason Brown, Sandy Eldred, Dimitris Angelakis among others.

While I have always been interested in working on the technical aspects of performance on any given instrument, I have especially enjoyed my experience of sharing my knowledge of music history and music theory with music students.

In working as a producer and international performer, I have always advocated supporting the arts, as I believe that art education plays a major role in shaping our society. Music education helps students to learn how to listen and how to work together as members of a team, and how to contribute to the team, to get the best results.
I believe that, given my experience as a musician, producer and, most of all, as a music educator, I can contribute significantly to any school music program. If given the opportunity, I am certain that I can meet, and perhaps, surpass, all of your expectations.

Musical Education

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in classical music performance (saxophone) at the Glier Music Institute, in Kyiv, Ukraine. In my early twenties, I became interested in jazz and took private lessons from local jazz musicians in Kyiv. After discovering this incredible genre, and honing my musical skills, I was fortunate to meet and perform with numerous musicians, across most of Europe.

I was then accepted, on a full scholarship (Fulbright), at University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where I studied jazz composition, theory, music history, and eventually performed with some legendary jazz musicians.

After graduation, I was accepted into the doctoral program (music performance) at McGill University, where I completed two years of study. While at McGill, I studied jazz improvisation, composition, and arrangement. I also taught jazz improvisation to undergraduates in the music program.

Awards and Distinctions

Fulbright Scholarship, 2011
“Yednist” Award, for significant contribution to the Ukrainian jazz culture, 2010.
Grand Prize, “Dodj” International Recording Competition, Poland, 2009.

Special Skills and Training

Proficiency in music theory, jazz improvisation, performing, producing and recording music, saxophone performance, flute performance, arranging, sight reading, and ensemble coaching


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).