Recorder / Clarinet / Saxophones / flute
Trumpet / TRombone / baritone
- Teaching: 30 yrs
- Studio: Midtown Toronto
- Intersection: Davisville Ave and Mt Pleasant Rd.
- Metro: Davisville
- Bus: 11A, 11C, 28
- Languages: EN, Russian, Hebrew
I teach recorder/clarinet/saxophone/flute/trumpet/trombone/baritone/piano/music theory at all levels, from beginner to professional.
I prepare students for the Royal Conservatory practical examinations at all levels, as well as for auditions, local and international music competitions, and music festivals. I teach fundamentals of wind playing, including correct posture, breathing, articulation technique, fingerings, rhythm, and sight-reading skills. I strive to help students express themselves musically, as we discuss phrasing, dynamic control, and tone quality. The program of study is always carefully thought out and developed according to personal goals and objectives of each student. I strive to help every student develop necessary skills to become independent music explorers, and to be able to enjoy playing music for life.
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.