SERGEI VASSILIEV

CLARINETIST

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I teach clarinet fundamentals, solfege, and musicianship to students of all ages. My studio includes beginners, professionals, every age and level. 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. 

COVID-19 Message: I hope that you are staying healthy during this difficult time for our planet. I am very proud of my students for staying passionate about their music and making a smooth transition to digital distance learning format for the time being. If you are in need of music lessons please feel comfortable to contact me, as I am currently teaching lessons online. Thank you and be well! 

 
 

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Sergei Vassiliev has served as the principal clarinetist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. He has appeared throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Sergei plays chamber music at Festival Mozaic, Green Box Arts Festival, and Colorado College Music Festival. Vassiliev can be heard on several recordings including the recent acclaimed Bridge Records release, "Quattro Mani: Re-Structures". Sergei has held principal clarinet positions with Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic, has appeared with Houston, Colorado Symphonies, and many other symphony orchestras. In 2019, he was honored to be in the new "Signature Series" with the CSPO where he played the role of artistic director as well as soloist. Sergei maintains a sought after teaching studio in Colorado Springs and serves on faculties of Colorado State University and University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Vassiliev's principal teachers are Yehuda Gilad, Richard Hawkins, Fred Ormand, and Michael Webster. He holds degrees from University of Michigan, Rice University, and University of Southern California. Sergei is a D’Addario Artist.

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Created by Sergei Vassiliev 2018.