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Flute lessonsНикита Наймушин

1PRIVATE FLUTE LESSONS in Moscow

Lessons are held in a rehearsal studio with professional sound equipment.

2FLUTE CLASSES AT YOUR RESIDENCE

On your request, lessons may be held in the familiar comfort of your home at an agreed time.

3PERSONAL TRAINING PLAN

Individual approach to the class organization allows to identify and develop the strengths of each student in the shortest possible time

4FLUTE LESSONS IN ENGLISH OR RUSSIAN

I am fluent in English, native speaker of Russian. Also, I teach in both systems of musical terminology and notation used in Russia and the USA

5RECORDER LESSONS

For young children I initially offer recorder classes, progressing to flute course to further develop musical skills.

6PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

The opportunity to take part in regular concerts of my students and demonstrate your talent on stage

7PLAYING IN A DUET OR ENSEMBLE

In addition to individual lessons, students are offered to participate in duets and ensembles with other students.

8RECORDING MUSIC PLAYED BY A STUDENT

Having mastered a musical piece, the student may play and record it in a professional recording studio.

9ONLINE FLUTE CLASSES

Lessons can be given through Skype for non-residents of Moscow, where and when the journey is inconvenient. You can have flute lessons wherever you have access to the Internet.

MY PERSONAL
BACKGROUND

A contemporary musician, tutor and performing artist. I play saxophone, flute, clarinet and basson. In 2013 I graduated with honors from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory specializing in saxophone and bassoon. I have won many awards in the All-Russian and International competitions and have also received awards from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

I have an extensive track record playing in orchestras and ensembles. I am actively engaged in sessions, studio and concert work. My teaching experience amounts to 12 years.

What can I teach you?

MUSICAL NOTATION
Basic musical concepts and terms, reading and understanding music sheets
PLAYING BY NOTE
Keep music count, maintain correct note value and pause during the play; independently learn new pieces from sheet music rather than just by ear
BACKUP TRACKS
Properly backup your solo sound
IMPROVIZE IN VARIOUS STYLES
Mix your own personality into every musical piece you play and create your own playing style
TRAIN MUSICAL EAR AND RHYTHM
Pick out musical tunes by ear, acquire more informed perception of a musical piece
PROPER BREATHING, BODY AND HANDS POSTURE, LIPS AND TONGUE POSITION
The concept of abdominal breathing and appropriate body posture including arms, back, head and fingers, coupled with lips and tongue positions
PLAY AND UNDERSTAND VARIOUS MUSICAL STYLES
Musical styles varying from jazz to rock as requested
MICROPHONE-ASSISTED PERFORMANCE
Manage the sound with a microphone, properly use sound equipment for your performance
FEEL THE MUSIC MOOD AND CONVEY IT DURING THE PLAY
Convey the message and nature of the music rather than just a string of certain sounds produced from the music sheet

My students' videos

Reviews

Michael Dawkins

I’ve been slowly moving toward playing sax for over a year. So, when I was finally ready, I got puzzled where to find an experienced teacher so as not to pay through my nose. After about a week on the Internet, I found Nick York. After watching some of his videos online, I called him and we started training. Now I can say he stands out of other performers in terms of quality-to-price ratio. Thanks, Nick

Dirk

I have finally reached my goal – now I’ve got enough conventional training to start playing complicated jazz tunes. Your teaching methods are just as they should be. Thank you, Nick, for making it loud and simple for me.

Carl

It’s not the first time I study playing sax. But definitely my most pleasant attempt! Now I’m playing much more freely. What’s more, Nick keeps sharing interesting insights on the seamy side of the music industry! See you again soon!

Stella

I can say finding a trustworthy saxophone teacher had been an issue for me till one of my colleagues recommended Nick York. Well, now I’ve been practicing for just 2 months twice a week – and can already boast of some results! You’re a very good teacher, stay the same!

Roy

I’m quite happy with my teacher. At first, I was a bit anxious about that possible ‘old school’ approach to teaching. You know, endlessly playing scales, and nothing more. Thank god, Nick is different and ready to experiment to help me polish my skills. Appreciate that, buddy.

Janna M.

It wasn’t easy for me to find my Teacher as I wanted was an end-to-end solution. Not only playing, learning solfeggio and all that jazz. But also developing my ear and impro skills. Happily, Nick has given me some advice on how to train on my own for the best result – even with the help of some apps on my phone.

Barbara Sher

Oh my, I am quite happy with my saxophone teacher. He is not merely a seasoned pro – but also an open friendly person. I think he will go on well with anyone. At least, in my case it is so: Nick has got to know all my family and they like him as much as I do. Many thanks

Inna Veloso

Playing the sax has been my life-long dream. I remember how once, while watching online tutorials on YouTube, I came across one from Nick, in which he was showing how to play scales – in a very simple way. My gut feeling told me to reach out and communicate exactly with him. He then responded, advised me what instrument to choose, and we started training, which I not in the least regret. I am having classes with Nick online, which may seem a bit more complicated than face-to-face. However, I’m satisfied with the results and, especially, with the teacher’s approach. I am keen on his punctuality, professionalism, advice and recommendations. What’s more, he’s always willing to respond and counsel even beyond the planned lesson. I call him ‘my saxophone guru’! I wish him creative wins and new accomplishments. An absolutely outstanding teacher, that’s who he is! I will be his student as long as time allows. And the wish is there always. Thank you, Nick York!

Nastya Agaphonova

I had been dreaming about playing the saxophone for quite a while, but hadn’t had the nerve to take it up from scratch. Until I found info about Nick on the Net and did make my mind to try! Which I not one jot regret! He’s a great teacher who can explain everything and give a hint when something goes wrong! I feel like continuing my studies! I hope I will have mastered this wonderful instrument with Nick’s help! Thank you!

Aleksey Kostonyan

The history of me meeting Nick started after his performance on my wedding. I really liked his style of play and his personality, too. A year later I decided to take up playing the sax and, of course, addressed Nick with that – as I had been inspired particularly with his play. I put progress and success I could feel even after half a year of studies down to Nick’s teaching skill. He will always reasonably praise me or scold if homework undone. To top it all, he inspires me to work and go on rising further. I just wish there was more time to take more lessons. Nick, I will be coming more often when I finish my construction works, I promise! Thank you for your patience and perseverance in your noble work.

Aleksey Shorin

Nick is a remarkable educator. His lessons are smooth sailing, him staying demanding and informative at the same time. He always tries to explain complicated things with simple words, in layman’s terms. Nick is a teacher focused on the practical effect, not on deep theoretical knowledge. His attitude to studies really motivate! That is why my advice to all who are still on the fence: cease doubting!

Nataly Zhenishek

I wanted to learn how to play the sax – and here it is, given to me as a present. I started to look for a teacher and was put on to him. I reckon he is a good teacher. He clearly breaks down information, has a creative approach to studies, always puts something new on offer, and takes his students’ wishes on board. Undoubtedly, Nick is a fair musician notwithstanding his teaching spirit. If any acquaintance of mine sets their sights on playing the saxophone, I will certainly recommend him to them.

Denis Afanasyev

I had been choosing a teacher for long before my choice turned next to Nick, which I’m very happy about. Not everyone can be so straightforward in explaining stuff. He will always understand and prompt you. Apart from being a teacher with a big ‘T’, Nick is a very amiable, sociable and responsible person! If you are still in two minds concerning your choice of a teacher, don’t lose your time, make an appointment with Nick!

Semen Prusakov

Nick is an excellent teacher who knows his stuff and a nice guy one has things to discuss, too. Due to lack of time, I’m having a hard time mastering the instrument but Nick supports me and gives me confidence. And if I can’t get something right, he always tries to find a way to aid in. With his help, I’m making my dream come true! A million ‘Thank you’ to him for that!

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