My daughter aspires to be a violinist in the future and had been Igor's music theory student for 5 years since she was 6. Igor used her violin pieces to analyze chords, harmony and music. It was fantastic to see where she took what they did during the lessons and how it was transformed into real living music. If it had not been for Igor's help, her playing would have been very different. We highly recommend Igor for students of any age and instruments.
Music and Mysticism - Millsaps Enrichment series.
I found the class very informative and thought provoking. It's introduced me to music previously unknown to me -and with the music, a glimpse into the cultures and the life of the spirit these musical traditions express. Igor's explanations and explorations of the structures these musical traditions employ opens for me, a window into understanding music in a new way. Igor also provided study material posted on his website - enough for his students to continue new explorations on our own. Too short! - My only criticism.
Igor is truly a fantastic teacher! I can not speak highly enough of him. I have been taking piano lessons with different teachers for a long time, Igor is the best! What I learn from Igor in one lesson would be more than ten lessons previously. He makes piano playing simple and fun. He makes music theory so easy to understand. What a incredible teacher and musician!
I took piano lessons as a child, and after a 25 year total hiatus from piano playing, I began studying with Igor about a year ago. He is a rare find as a music instructor in that he is as gifted and talented as a teacher as he is a composer and musician. In the short time that I had the privilege of studying with him, Igor took me from essentially relearning to read music again to learning the skills I will forever use to understand the patterns and nuances in music and play independently. I've never laughed so much while working so hard/ learning so much. It was such a pleasure learning with him; his passion for music is absolutely contagious. Playing piano again has become one of my greatest joys in life. Igor was well loved and is still missed by his Boston-area students! Any prospective student has much to gain working with Igor; I can't recommend him highly enough!
Igor is an incredible and one of a kind music and piano teacher. Being an older person I was intimidated starting to learn the piano. With Igor it was straightforward and very positive experience. I finally understood piano playing and the music. Highly recommend to get in touch with him and start playing and listening actively..
Sergey Brudniy - Sharon Music Academy, director
Amazing piano instructor with a unique ability to make lessons interesting for beginners and advanced students alike. Highly recommend.
My son has been having music theory lessons with Igor for about 2 years, it's been great lessons. We continued our classes after Igor moved out of state to MS through internet. It's always been a pleasure to have class with him. "Igor's class is worth every penny, he is the best", quoted from our violin teacher who initially recommended him - this is also true from us.
Ivy Music Academy - Todor Stoinov, director
Igor is a great teacher and we were very happy to have him as part of our team. He was always on time and his students loved to work with him, due to his patience and dedication. He taught both children and adults and was very flexible with the repertoire he assigned, making certain to base it on every pupil`s individual desire and needs. We believe Igor is a great choice as an instructor and as a person.