I teach clarinet fundamentals, solfege, and musicianship to students of all ages. My studio includes beginners, professionals, and every other level in between. We enjoy exploring music and the craft of clarinet playing. I use simple to understand pedagogy techniques that help overcome technical problems and instill strong fundumentals.

This enables students to enjoy clarinet. I want them to fall in love with playing music, that is the strategy. Fees are comparable to other instructors in the area, maybe even lower than some others. 


Upcoming Concerts

Summer Winds

Dates and Times

Summer Winds 2020 TBA. Please subscribe to be notified about the dates for the next camp. 


Summer Winds 2019 is graciously hosted by Cheyenne Mountain Jr. High located at 1200 W Cheyenne Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. 

Events and Tuition

Daily Lessons


Ensemble Coachings

Side by Side Final Concert

Early Bird Tuition for the full 5 days is $200


"I like my school's band camp, but this was next level!"

-Matthew, 8th grade. 



Clarinetist Sergei Vassiliev is a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher. His recent solo engagements include the Mozart Concerto with the Kharkivsʹka Filarmoniya in Ukraine and "Signature Series" concerts with Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. In the latter, Sergei played the role of both soloist and artistic director. Sergei appears at Festival Mozaic, Green Box Arts Festival, and Colorado College Music Festival and recently collaborated with Carnegie Hall based DECODA ensemble. He has also participated in Sarasota Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. Vassiliev can be heard on several recordings, some recent ones include the Bridge Records release, "Quattro Mani: Re-Structures" and a recording for Colorado Public Radio's Classical channel. Sergei has held principal clarinet positions with Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic, has frequently appeared with Houston, Colorado Symphonies, and many other symphony orchestras. Currently he is the tenured principal clarinetist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. Vassiliev is an adjunct instructor of clarinet at Colorado State University - Fort Collins and University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. He also maintains a private teaching studio and many of his younger students have moved on to prestigious music schools like Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University and Universities in Colorado. Vassiliev's principal teachers are Yehuda Gilad, Richard Hawkins, Fred Ormand, and Michael Webster. He holds degrees and awards from University of Michigan, Rice University and University of Southern California, as well as a diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy. Sergei is a D’Addario Artist. 


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Debussy Premiere Rhapsody Excerpt Live 2019
00:00 / 04:52
Bernstein Sonata Live 2018
00:00 / 10:58
Interview on KCME
00:00 / 10:20
Nicholas Payton Reimagines Musical Tradition With 'Black American Symphony'
00:00 / 05:15

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Created by Sergei Vassiliev 2018.