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Classical and pop piano lessons, music theory and solfège (Russian method of training perfect pitch)

I have been playing the piano since I was five. I graduated from a specialized music school in Kiev and now I am a student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I teach both, classical and pop music. I have a very positive approach in teaching and will try to generate a motivating environment, as I understand that learning piano can be frustrating for some! My goal is to help you enjoy piano as well as seeing steady progress.

Extra information

Students will be required to purchase their own music and study books.

Location

At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
At teacher's location: Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Age:
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:Ukrainian, Russian, English

About Me

For me, teaching is always a lot of fun! Especially, when after my explanation students start to realize how easy it is to do things which they were dreaming about. It also happened to me when I had to deal with the same problems. Since I have always been a classical pianist, it seemed to be impossible to do nontraditional things like improvising, writing music, having fun with other musicians by playing with them, music which we hear right now. The problem is that I didn't have a teacher who would share with me his/her experience, so my way was pretty long. I had to practice really hard and search for solutions at the lowest stages on my own, which caused finding out personal tricks which I am always so happy to share with my pupils. It brings such a joy to watch how students apply my experience and overcome challenges which they were struggling with before.

The story of my classical music development is completely different since I was always very lucky to have the best teachers. Right now I am studying from Naum Grubert who is considered one of the best musicians in Europe. After two years of classes with him, my understanding of music completely changed! Every lesson I receive new discoveries which I am also so happy to share with my students!

Education

I graduated from the specialized music school in Kiev (2007-2018), and right now I am a 3rd-year bachelor student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (classical piano department):

Experience / Qualifications

I have been playing the piano from 5 years old. During studying in Kiev I was actively taking part in international projects such as:
• Richter piano competition
• Horowitz piano competition
• International festival "Moscow meets friends" organized by Vladimir Spivakov
• Chamber music festival and masterclasses in Ede organized by Anna Fedorova, etc.
After moving to Amsterdam and starting my study at the conservatory, I gained a lot of experience in pop music by playing at church every Sunday and performing background events. Now I teach private students for both, pop and classical music.

Reviews (9)

I really enjoyed Illia's learning style and can't wait to have more lessons with him.
Illia is nice and his lesson was prepared clearly, I learned the knowledge step by step, I was left homework to practice before the next lesson, I enjoy the process of learning. Will continue learn from him.
I had my first piano lesson with Illia and I really enjoyed it! Illia is very patient, he makes things easy to understand, depending on your level. All of this, in a nice and friendly environment :-) I definitely recommend and I look forward to the next lessons!
Great first class. Looking forward to continue
I've taken two classes with Ilya on the topic of pop music and comping and plan on continuing with him. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. I came in with quite a lot of knowledge from my own study but he handily identified the areas I need to work on. I already got a lot out of those 2 lessons.
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