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Register Online or contact the Academy at 416.207.0884 to reserve your space with Leonid.
You may start lessons at any time in the year. We will integrate you into our current session.
Clarinet: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flute & Recorder: Beginner, Intermediate
Saxophone: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Theory & Ear Training: Beginner, Intermediate
Trombone: Beginner, Intermediate
Trumpet: Beginner, Intermediate
Monday: Flexible - am / pm
Tuesday: Flexible - am / pm
Wednesday: Flexible - am / pm
Thursday: Flexible - am / pm
Friday: Flexible - am / pm
Saturday: 8:30pm - 10pm
*Schedules are updated daily by our teachers. You will arrange your preferred lesson time with your teacher after you have registered.
Certified CMA teacher since 2010, Leonid brings an impressive education background and a gentle and patient teaching style to our Academy faculty.
Leonid holds a MMus in Music Education from the University of Toronto, as well as Master of Music in Performance Diploma Cum Laude from Moscow P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance Diploma Cum Laude from Moscow State Conservatory Music College. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Wind Ensemble Conducting from Moscow State Conservatory Music College.
As a professional clarinettist and saxophonist, Leonid has been affiliated with many Symphony and Chamber orchestras around the world, such as Moscow State Ministry of Education Symphony Orchestra (Principal Clarinet), Moscow State Academy of Music Opera Theatre (Principal Clarinet), New Jerusalem Symphony (Principal Clarinet), Israeli Operetta Theatre (Principal Clarinet), and was a member of a Moscow State Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. As a soloist, Leonid performed in Russia, Israel, USA, Canada and has taken part in various International Music Festivals, such as International Klezmer Music Festival in Zfat, Israel.
Leonid started teaching in the early 1980's, while a student at the Moscow State Conservatory and was one of the founders and first teachers at the Special Music School for Woodwind Instruments in Moscow, Russia. Later, in Israel he worked as a teacher for a Music Project of the Municipality of Jerusalem and was a Music Director of The Youth Jerusalem Wind Orchestra, where his duties included selection of repertoire for the Orchestra, auditions, public relations, and foreign tours. In Canada, Leonid teaches wind instruments, piano, and music theory privately and in groups at his studio, and in public and music schools.
Leonid is experienced and successful in teaching students at different levels and ages. He has been teaching wind instruments, piano, and music theory for over 25 years. His students constantly win local and international music competitions, hold principal positions in studentsí and professional bands and symphony orchestras, and participate in a variety of musical activities in Canada and abroad.
Leonid is a member of Ontario Music Teachers Network and a Teaching Assistant in the instrumental class at the University of Toronto. He gives master classes and adjudicates music competitions and festivals in Canada and abroad. Currently, Leonid is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto where his research interests include music pedagogy and culture. His papers were accepted and presented at a number of the international conferences, such as 2010 international Conference in Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and 29th ISME World Conference 2010 in Beijing, China.
Determined to bring out the best of his students, Leonid possesses strong knowledge and skills necessary for teaching the classical style, as well as jazz, folk, and music of modern composers. Leonid is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is fluent in English, Hebrew, and Russian.
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