Expérience / Teaching: 24 années / yrs
Studio:  Montréal Centre-ville | Map
Intersection / Cross Street:  Sherbrooke, Aylmer
Metro / Metro:  McGill
Autobus / Bus:  24, 55
Langues parlées / Languages:  EN

Inscrivez-vous en-ligne ou appelez l'Académie au 514-376-8742 pour réserver votre place avec Nikolai.
Vous pouvez débuter vos leçons n'importe quand durant l'année. Nous vous intégrerons à notre session courante.

À propos de / About Nikolai


Clavecin | Harpsichord: Débutant, Intermédiaire, Avancé (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Piano | Piano: Débutant, Intermédiaire, Avancé (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Piano Jazz / Pop | Piano Jazz / Pop: Débutant, Intermédiaire, Avancé (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Théorie et solfège | Theory and Ear Training: Débutant, Intermédiaire, Avancé (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

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Disponibilités | Schedule:

Lundi | Monday: 15h00 - 21h00
Mardi | Tuesday: 15h00 - 21h00
Mercredi | Wednesday: 15h00 - 21h00
Jeudi | Thursday: 15h00 - 21h00
Vendredi | Friday: 15h00 - 21h00
Samedi | Saturday: 10h00 - 17h00
Dimanche | Sunday: 10h00 - 17h00

*Les disponibilités de nos professeurs sont mises à jour quotidiennement. Vous choisirez la plage horaire avec votre professeur après votre inscription.

*Schedules are updated daily by our teachers. You will arrange your preferred lesson time with your teacher after you have registered.

Biographie / Biography:

Certified Montreal Academy of Music teacher since 2018.

Nikolai has a Doctor of Music in Piano degree from Indiana University Bloomington, and
a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, Chamber Music, and
Accompanying from the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia. Nikolai can
teach classical piano, keyboard, piano jazz/pop, and harpsichord.
Nikolai’s teaching experience includes studio and group lessons for music majors and
non-music majors, from beginning to advance students, as well as undergraduate and
graduate students. He has also taught individuals in formal and informal master class
settings, and have also offered lecture-recitals in the classroom setting.
The variety of settings in which Nikolai has taught and the student populations he has
worked with have shaped both his understanding of teaching as well as the teaching
strategies he has adopted. This has resulted in a teaching style that is flexible and one in
which Nikolai relies on his command of the piano repertoire and technique to create a
classroom or studio setting that draws the best results from the students. Nikolai believes
that while “teaching” may consist of various techniques and strategies, his own
pedagogical focus centers on “learning” by the students. Nikolai’s assessment of the
depth of learning experienced by students tells him much about his own teaching and
encourages Nikolai to engage in a process of reflection and adaptation.
Nikolai’s teaching philosophy combines the practical concerns of piano playing, the
concerns of “being a musician” generally, and the broader principles of what he believes
are the roles that music may play in an individual’s life and in society. Music is an
integral part of a student’s general educational process and development. In studying
music, a student acquires not only a better appreciation of his or her cultural
surroundings, but also develops important learning skills as a result of the tangible results
practicing provides. When students learn pieces and practice technical exercises, they
also learn great lessons in patience and achieving goals. They learn that results happen
over time, and they may even also learn to plan ahead. These are valuable lessons for any
student to learn.

In practice, Nikolai combines piano training with developing ear-training and sight-
reading skills and an exposure to music theory and music history. His careful choices of

musical literature offer the student an exposure to various techniques, styles, and genres
and also lay a solid foundation for developing musical taste and aesthetic awareness.
Nikolai aspires to guide students to make progress in advancing not only their technique,
but also their musicality. Nikolai hopes to deepen their appreciation of music as an art
form and their ability to engage with the emotional subtext of a musical work.
Nikolai also strongly believes that teaching and learning is an interactive process. He
encourages his students to perform and belong to a musical community. Through
conducting regular master classes Nikolai gives his students an opportunity to perform
for and comment on each other’s performances, and to share their performances and
thoughts with other teacher’s students.

Finally, and perhaps most of all, Nikolai hopes to share a great love for music with his
students. Music is a wonderful and versatile art where everybody can find his or her individual place. Highly recommended teacher!

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