“Regardless of age or skill level, there is always room for self-improvement.”
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I firmly believe that every individual possesses significant musical potential, and music education can profoundly enrich their lives, fostering a deeper appreciation for music. In my trumpet lessons, I aim to equip students with the essential tools to cultivate their unique sound, technique, and style. Regardless of age or skill level, there is always room for self-improvement. Striking the perfect balance between technique, intonation (ear), and musicality is key to helping students quickly realize their full potential. However, it's crucial to tailor the approach to each person, as the balance between these elements varies from one individual to another. Mastering the trumpet is no easy feat and demands considerable time and patience. I believe that the results achieved in lessons and practice directly reflect the time, thought, and effort invested by the student. With the right guidance and approach, playing the trumpet can become a truly joyful experience!
Name: Roman (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I recently graduated with a Doctorate degree (DMus) in Early Music Performance at McGill University (2019-2022). Currently I am finalizing my written research project (“The Russian Horn Orchestra and Its Revivals: Past, Present and Future”) for which I had to travel abroad for the purpose of doing field work and recording a recital that my research required. This research, in a form of a doctoral dissertation, will soon be published at McGill University and Library and Archives Canada as an open-access document. Initially, I began studying music from a very early age (3-4 y.o.). First, at the Third Street Music school (NY) on flute and piano, then in Russia, I continued my music studies at Kabalevsky Music School (Moscow), Rakov Music School (Moscow) both on piano with extra curriculum in choir singing, solfege, and harmony. In F. Chopin Music School (Moscow), and “C-Jam Club” Jazz Studio (Moscow) I studied on trumpet. I received my Bachelor of Music degree in performance with a qualification in teaching (2010-2014) from Frederic Chopin Moscow State College. My Master of Music degree (2014-2016) I received from Mannes School of Music. I received a Specialist diploma (2013-2018) from Moscow State Conservatory in Early Music and Contemporary Music Performance with qualification in teaching as well. Finally, I also received an Advanced Certificate in Music Performance (2017-2018) from Brooklyn College and a Graduate Diploma (2018-2019) from McGill University.
Moscow Open Trumpet Competition n/a Michael Tabakov 2011 – Second prize; Federal Pell Grant; Mannes Merit Scholarship; Mannes Graduate Scholarship; Graduate Excellence Fellowship (McGill University); Student Excellence Award (McGill University); Verna-Marie Parr Gélinas and Paul-Marcel Gélinas Scholarship; McGill Graduate Mobility Award;
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
Roman is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Roman 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.