Teaching: 33 yrs
Studio:  Toronto Midtown | Map
Cross Street:  Yonge & Davisville
Subway:  Yonge, Davisville
Bus:  11 from Davisville subway
Language:  EN

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.

About Leonid


Clarinet: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flute & Recorder: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Saxophone: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Trumpet: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Monday: 1:30pm - 3pm
Tuesday: 1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 1:30pm - 3pm
Thursday: 1:30pm - 3pm
Friday: 1:30pm - 3pm

*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 PhD and MA in Music Education from the University of Toronto, as well as Masterís Degree in Music Performance from the Moscow P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. He also holds a Bachelorís Degree in Music Performance from Moscow State Conservatory Music College and a Bachelorís Degree in Wind Ensemble Conducting and Wind Pedagogy from Moscow State Conservatory Music College.

As a professional musician, Leonid has been affiliated with many symphony and chamber orchestras around the world. He served as assistant and principal clarinetist of the Moscow State Ministry of Education Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Academy of Music Opera Theatre, New Jerusalem Symphony, Israeli Operetta Theatre, and was a member of a Moscow State Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. As a soloist, Leonid has performed in Russia, Israel, USA, Canada, and Kazakhstan, and has taken part in various International Music Festivals.

Leonid has extensive experience in music performance, wind ensemble conducting, music education, and teaching woodwinds, brass, piano, and music theory internationally at different levels, from individual, studio, and conservatory to public schools and university. In addition to his teaching experience, Leonid served as a wind orchestra, band, and ensemble Music Director, where he managed repertoire selection, supervised teaching woodwinds, auditions, and adjudicated at various international music festivals and competitions.

Leonidís research interests include music pedagogy and culture. He was invited to present at several international conferences, such as the 2010 international Conference in Music Pedagogy at the University of Ottawa, Canada; The ISME World Conference in Beijing, China; The 7th International conference for Research in Music Education in Exeter, UK; The Leading International Music Education Conference, University of Western Ontario, Canada; The IJAS International Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, and the ISME Commission on Policy at Pantheon University in Athens, Greece. Leonid has published in several periodicals and essay collections in Canada and internationally, most recently for the European House for Culture: Access to Culture Platform.

Leonid prepares students for RCM examinations at different levels. His students regularly win local and international music competitions, hold principal positions in student and professional bands and symphony orchestras, and participate in a variety of musical activities in Canada and abroad. He is a member of the Ontario Music Teachers Network, Coalition for Music Education in Canada, Canadian Music Education Research Centre, and The International Society for Music Education. He served as a Teaching Assistant in the instrumental class at the University of Toronto. Leonid possesses strong knowledge and skills for teaching the classical style, as well as the jazz, folk, and music of modern composers.

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