I studied music in both Moscow, Russia and Atlanta, GA, and I have had many different teachers. I also experienced a variety pedogogical approaches, varying from the strict Russian academic approach to the fun and interactive American approach. This experience has enabled me to develop my own unique teaching philosophy that is educational, interesting, and fun to both the student and the teacher. And don't worry, I don't have an accent, so you will not have a problem understanding what I say. But I can teach you in Russian, if you want!
I really enjoy meeting new students and starting to understand what way they learn best. My strong belief is that all students can learn, and it is the joint effort of the teacher and the student to figure out what way of teaching works best for the student. I really enjoy finding and applying that unique and individual apporoach to every student, and the funnest part is seeing the results!
My son loves taking lessons with Yelisey. He told me that Yelisey is a fun and at the same time a strict teacher. I was always interested in having my son play an instrument. Yelisey helped me realize that the violin is the right kind of instrument for my son.
Yelisey is a smart and patient teacher. With his help, I was able to fall in love with playing the violin. Before we started having lessons, I didn't have a violin to play on, but Yelisey guided me through the process of renting a very good violin.
Taking lessons with Yelisey was very fun and interactive. My lifetime dream was to learn how to play the violin. With the help of Yelisey, I accomplished that dream.
First, I tell the student or the student's parents that they should rent a violin, if they don't have one. The size of the violin depends on the age of the student. I can recommend the best size of violin for the student, and where to rent it from. After that, the process really depends on the student, but for a typical elementary school age student that starts from zero knowledge of violin, I would start with the basics. The basics would include, but would not be limited to: proper violin posture, music notes/terms, tempo, and simple musical pieces.
I have been taught the violin since the age of 6. I started my music education in Moscow in one of the best music schools (Music School in the name of Prokofiev). After my family moved to America, I have been taught by the famous professor Vakhob Khashimov. Professor Khashimov is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory and the father and the first teacher of Nadir Khashimov, a world-renowned violinst.
I offer one 30-minute trial class for free at my house. After that, I charge $40 per lesson, which lasts for 60 minutes.
About a year ago, my teacher told me that I am ready to give music classes.