Guitar is my primary instrument and I can teach it in a variety of styles and with a variety of techniques. I’m comfortable playing with a pick or my fingers and have experience in many genres. Being also a professional singer, I know a lot about combining vocal with guitar playing. But most of all, I believe that music has to be fun and pleasure in the first place. Each student is individual in talents, reasons and goals, and so I am here to help finding your own way.
I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music over 20 years. I am a very friendly teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. The language of the lessons could be English, Ukrainian or Russian.
I am a professional performing and recording musician, a songwriter with over 100 published songs and a music producer with 20+ years of experience in the entertainment and broadcast industry. Founded and established one of the most successful Ukrainian rock bands (Mad Heads) http://madheads.kiev.ua/en
Based in Toronto, Canada since 2016.
My formal music education includes 8 years of learning classical violin and piano, while for mastering guitar and singing I’ve taken many years of private lessons and decades of self-practising.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very easy-going teacher who loves breaking down how music works, how to practice efficiently and how to create your own music.
Throughout my lessons, I always encourage basic skills including scales and technical exercises. But what I hope to give all my students is a basic understanding of music and their instrument, providing them with a practical ability to navigate the vast world of music for a lifetime.
Beyond these skills, I always have songs, styles and theory for you to work on but I am way more interested in what you as an individual want to learn on your instrument. Learning concepts that you have chosen yourself will help encourage practice and will make the finished product all the more the rewarding.
All this in a friendly and easy-going teaching environment!
*** Specialties ***
Classic and modern Rock styles, Ska, Reggae, Rockabilly, Blues, Country and a few others.
*** Additional Music Subjects ***
Music Theory, Ear Training and Song Writing.