Philosophy of Education
"In my belief every person has a unique musical voice and should have an educational environment where he or she can find out a personal voice and develop it further. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students are able to discover their music talents.
Acting more as a mentor, I present to my students all the possibilities of music and provide all the necessary tools, so they are able to make choices and let their curiosity direct the development.
I create a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas, take risks and are not afraid to make mistakes. Students are let to make a progress in their own pace, without enforcing them to meet other people's standards.
My teaching practice is built around a progressive method of education, where self-reflection and self-evaluation is one of the key points in designing a routine, which results into maintaining positive attitude and motivation.
Having the experience of the three systems of education from Russia, The Netherlands and New York City - the best of them are picked to deliver an educational experience according to every student’s needs from foundations of music theory to distinctive musical elements of every individual artist." - Ivan Baryshnikov
What people say about lessons with Ivan:
"I had a lesson with Ivan Baryshnikov and was humbled by the experience. As soon as the session began with Ivan I was calmed and my attention was sharp with his presence. Ivan is a wonderful teacher who closely listens to the studens. Ivan puts the wonder back into music and that is something that is needed in this world. He set an objective calming tone of the session that gave me the confidence to practice hard again. Plus he's just a good bro who kills the sax. I hope to have another lesson soon once I've mastered the essentials. Thanks, Ivan." - Ras Eddy Rashid - trumpet player.
“I was taking lessons with Ivan for three months by Skype. I was interested in improving my composing skills, working on new rhythms and organizing my practice routine in a right way. I have only positive impressions: the material was structured, examples he gave were from both reputable sources and his personal experience. New information was explained in a very accessible way and without useless talks. He helped me to track my progress by analyzing the results. In terms of scheduling a lesson Ivan was very organized, responsible and flexible.
It is great that he loves what he does and shares his experience and knowledge about music. I recommend him to everybody!” - Valery Mukaev, saxophone player.
Ivan Baryshnikov is mentoring students across the world in the following subjects: Saxophone, Music Theory, Composition, Improvisation, Music Business, Artist Development.
Ivan is giving Saxophone, Composition and Music Theory workshops and lectures, presenting his author's method of developing for musicians - "Find Your Personal Voice In Music". It is a unique system, based on self-reflection, analysis and planning, that was developed during Ivan's Master research "How To Find Your Personal Voice In Jazz Music" (2016-2018).
You can find out more in this article on Academia.
Lessons are given to people of all ages from 10 years old, and all levels from zero music experience to performing professionals.
Assistance in choosing a music gear (instrument and accessories) and maintenance is provided.
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