“Arts education plays a pivotal role in shaping our society.”
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While I've always had a strong focus on refining technical aspects of performance on various instruments, I've particularly enjoyed sharing my extensive knowledge of music history and music theory with my students. As a producer and international performer, I've been a staunch advocate for supporting the arts. I firmly believe that arts education plays a pivotal role in shaping our society. Music education imparts crucial skills such as listening, teamwork, and effective collaboration, all of which contribute to achieving the best results as a cohesive unit. Given my experience as a musician, producer, and, above all, a music educator, I am confident that I can make a substantial contribution to any school's music program. If granted the opportunity, I believe I can not only meet but possibly exceed all your expectations.
Name: Bogdan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
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.
Fulbright Scholarship, 2011 “Yednist” Award, for significant contribution to the Ukrainian jazz culture, 2010. Grand Prize, “Dodj” International Recording Competition, Poland, 2009.
Proficiency in music theory, jazz improvisation, performing, producing and recording music, saxophone performance, flute performance, arranging, sight reading, and ensemble coaching. Throughout my career as an educator and lecturer, I've had the privilege of teaching and lecturing at various esteemed institutions, including the Thessaloniki Conservatory, Indiana University, the L’viv Conservatory, and McGill University. Since 2016, I've taken on the role of heading I Vot Kangaroo, a foundation based in Kyiv, dedicated to providing free music workshops for students across Ukraine. My original project, Jazz Mission, engaged over a thousand music students and young professionals across the country. In these endeavors, I've had the pleasure of collaborating with outstanding Ukrainian educators and renowned international guest musicians and lecturers, including names like Norman David, Ameen Saleem, Sam Harris, Jason Brown, Sandy Eldred, and Dimitris Angelakis, among others.
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
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).
Lessons in your home
Bogdan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Bogdan can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.
Bogdan's Studio Location
Bogdan offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.