Misha helps individuals find & achieve their musical goals in various styles and various instruments. He has done so for many years for many clients at highly established commercial institutions, but mainly just through private clients taking weekly lessons. Some of his clients include famous current musicians who started from scratch with him. In addition, he is qualified to teach music based his level of expertise determined by his academic degree, and high level of experience in the music industry playing on award winning recordings, concerts with famous musicians, and a lineage of very special instructors who have passed their knowledge down to him.
On the Menu (pick one or multiple):
Styles: Classical, Rock, Latin, Gypsy, Klezmer, Folk, Americana, Pop, Electronic, and many more!
Instruments: Violin, Piano, Viola, Cello, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Accordion, Mandolin, and many more!
Type: Acoustic, Electric, Electronic, or Virtual
Methods: Suzuki merged with Misha's, Earballing, Tablature made for specific songs, Misha's Training Exercises, method books, etudes, scales, improvisation, and Many More!
SDMA 2014 Music Award for Best Americana Album in Violin and Cello with Midnight Pine
Other SDMA Nominations
Institutions Worked For:
2000-2005 - CCPAA - Children's Creative and Performing Arts Academy - Music Conductor and Strings Coach
2006-2007 - National City Schools Camp Wings - Orchestra Conductor
2011-2014 - OTA - Old Town Academy - Orchestra Conductor
2013-2014 - MISD - Music Coordinator
Annelle Gregory, Vasi Hunton, and Many More!
Academic Degree: UCSD BA in Music (Composition & Violin/Piano Performance)
Misha's Instructors and Lineages:
Lynne-Marie Friedrichs; student of a student of Fritz Kreisler; student of a student of Beethoven.
Janos Negyesy - Former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Chinary Ung - recipient of the Grawemeyer Award. The highest award for music composition
Gypsy Uncle David Levin - Gypsy Guitarist who memorized 2000 songs, and Soviet orchestral trumpeter.
Geiza the gypsy - Romanian gypsy violinist
Sam Burlakovsky - Russian klezmer/gypsy/classical violinist
Andrew Infanti - Pianist
Aleck Karis - Pianist
Ed Harkins - UCSD Rhythm Theorist, and virtuoso trumpeter for Fania AllStars
Phil Larsen - UCSD Avante Garde Vocalist, and tonal expert
Nellie Shprintz - Virtuoso Russian Classical Pianist
Steve Takasugi - Japanese/Israeli composer
Jon Fonville - UCSD composer
Lou Fanucchi - World Champion Accordionist; Student of Gallerini; Student of Astor Piazolla
Concertmaster violinist for Poway Orchestra
Concertmaster violinist for St. Bartholomew Church
Violin & Cello Recording Artist for Audio Design Studios
Recorded with Midnight Pine on "Buried" Album
Recorded with Trent Hancock on "Lion and the Lady"
Recorded with Blaise Christopher Guld on "Past Forward"
Opened for the Eagles with iEarth Music
Played for the Grand Opening of the Grand Hilton hotel in downtown San Diego for the Hilton Family
Played for a private executive NAMM show dinner with iEarth Music
Played with Amadou Fall of Sene Africa as a Duet all over Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla dinner Parties.
Played with Sene Africa
Toured many electro-gypsy weddings all over California with Orchestra Mustachio
Gypsy Bands Busno, and The Klezmanian Devils
Jefferson Jay Band, Frhad Bahrami
Latin Jazz, Salsa and Cumbia Pianist and Accordionist for Cafe Moliendo, Bill Caballero, Charlie Chavez & More!
Tango Violinist for Lou Fanucchi (world champion accordionist)
My son really enjoyed learning from him! We're wanting to hire you again Misha!
UCSD Bachelors in music, and a teaching credential in Media, Arts, & Entertainment.
All ages & all skill levels. Some became famous musicians as a career.
Violin Lessons Accordion Lessons Acoustic Guitar Lessons Audition Prep Lessons Bass Guitar Lessons Cello Lessons Fiddle Lessons Guitar Lessons Music Performance Lessons Music Theory Lessons Arrangement And Composition Lessons Composition Lessons Piano Lessons Singing Lessons Songwriting Classes Viola Lessons Voice Lessons