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Learn How to Make Your Own Music: Saxophone, Improvisation, Ableton Live.

Music is a great way to express yourself and your feelings, it is an amazing tool to learn about your personality. As an art form, music has been around with us from ancient times.

As a musician, you'll need to be able to know music theory and acquire technique. Through years of teaching I've developed a method of learning music in a practical and structured way, keeping the joy of making music as a main focus, as well as providing with all the necessary theoretical background.

I teach music to all ages: my students currently are from 5 to 81 years old.
And all levels: I have an individual approach for every student.

You will learn how to play music, listen to music, compose your own music and more!

Usually, my students are able to make music within a first week of learning and I have a lot of positive feedbacks and reviews from them!

My lessons are: saxophone, improvisation, composition, Ableton Live, artist development.

Location

At teacher's location: Atlantisplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Russian

About Me

Easy going, teaching music with a smile!

I believe that every person has a unique musical voice and should have an educational environment where he or she can discover and develop it. My desire is to create this type of atmosphere where students can explore their music talent. I am acting more as a mentor, showing students all the possibilities and providing all the necessary music tools, so they are able to see different choices and let their curiosity direct the studying.


Reviews from my students will say more about me:
Timo Besamusca, saxophone player (The Netherlands):
"On every aspect where I wanted to improve my skills as a saxophone player, Ivan gave me the exact knowledge and techniques that I needed for that! Ivan is not only a brilliant saxophonist, he is a very knowledgeable teacher, I highly recommend him to intermediate to advanced players who are really serious about improving their skills as a saxophonist!"

Nina Chatsisvili, composer (The Netherlands):
"I contacted Ivan for music composition lessons. Soon I realized that he does not only teach music composition; instead he takes a holistic approach in music teaching, an approach that encompasses the development of an artist both in terms of the creative/technical aspect (songwriting, composition, music theory, etc) as well as the business aspect (image and branding, marketing, social media etc). This approach makes Ivan unique. Furthermore, he is a nice guy with good sense of humour and a supportive teacher, which makes the lessons always enjoyable. I would highly recommend Ivan to anyone who is interested in building a professional career in the music industry. He is more than a teacher. He will be your mentor and your coach!"

Ekaterina Blednykh, multi-instrumentalist (Russia):
“I believe Ivan is a rare person among musicians and teachers, and among people in general. He combines the best human qualities and professional qualities and, thanks to that, our communication developed easily from the first time we met. In a very short period of time, I received enormous benefits for myself from the classes. My self-esteem as a musician, being underestimated, began to "recover". I feel support as a friend and I completely trust Ivan on any musical aspects - playing an instrument, arranging, composition, career development. And I can always receive an objective view from the outside and needed mentorship. I appreciate Ivan sincerely.”

Ras Eddy Rashid, trumpet player (Bali):
"I had a lesson with Ivan and was humbled by the experience. As soon as the session began with Ivan I was calmed and my attention was sharp with his presence. Ivan is a wonderful teacher who closely listens to the studens. Ivan puts the wonder back into music and that is something that is needed in this world. He set an objective calming tone of the session that gave me the confidence to practice hard again. Plus he's just a good bro who kills the sax. I hope to have another lesson soon once I've mastered the essentials. Thanks, Ivan."
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Valery Mukaev, saxophone player (Russia):
“I was taking lessons with Ivan for three months by Skype. I was interested in improving my composing skills, working on new rhythms and organizing my practice routine in a right way. I have only positive impressions: the material was structured, examples he gave were from both reputable sources and his personal experience. New information was explained in a very accessible way and without useless talks. He helped me to track my progress by analyzing the results. In terms of scheduling a lesson Ivan was very organized, responsible and flexible.
It is great that he loves what he does and shares his experience and knowledge about music. I recommend him to everybody!”

Education

Master of Music in New York Jazz (2016 - 2018)
Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen (NL) - New York City

Specialist (2010 - 2015)
Russian Gnesins Academy of Music - Moscow, Russia

Experience / Qualifications

Dedicated professional musician with a solid academic background and more than 20 years of stage and studio experience. Successful composer and producer, demanded educator, effective leader and a happy father.

Qualities
Friendly and helpful
Calm and relaxed
Listening well and open to ideas of others
Ability to set things in a clear way
Creative thinker
Goal achiever

Work Experience
Saxophonist (2006 - now)
Composer & producer (2014 - now)
Music teacher and mentor (2010 - now)

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  • Instructor since October 2020

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