Elijah Bogdanov

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Piano, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Russian, Classical Guitar, Balalaika, Composition, Songwriting, Pop Piano, Classical Composition, Bass Guitar, Improvisation, Music Theory, New Age Piano, Orchestration, Piano Composition, Rock Guitar, Rock Piano
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(42 reviews)
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About

Every student is a challenge for me. If it's a good student who has the desire and time to practice along with talent, it challenges me to switch on all the power of his nature and make him shine the shortest way possible. If a student doesn't have time to practice I always work on new exercises that could make a difference right away during a lesson. If a student doesn't have the desire to practice (which is casual with kids) I always work on new tricks to grow the interest inside his mind or heart, depends on the situation. 

I graduated from the conservatory of Nizhniy Novgorod in Russia as a folk string instrumentalist. At the child school, I studied folk instruments, guitar, and piano. Back then I composed my first music pieces at my 14 and get the first award at the composer's competition. In that time I was able to catch up a melody and chords. Now I have 20 years of practice and concerts as a guitar-player, folk-instrumentalist, improvisation-pianist, a song-author. As I studied all vectors of music at the conservatory, I have a main vision of music. Where it starts and in what direction it flies. Now I play in a folk-rock band The Pearl. 

Due to the miscellaneous list of specialties I choose the video with my performance as a conductor. This is The Cello Concert by Myaskovskiy in my orchestration for the Russian Folk Orchestra. 

Also, I run the solo-project named "SIBIRIAK" which performs rock-covers and electronic music.  

What about theory? We can learn not only a pure theory, but we'll be able to understand why music theory constructed in its particular way. And also we will cover the history of music and will see when and where theory constructed and changed.

What about improvisation? We can learn not only melodic patterns (at that point we can stop, of course, if you want to), but also tonality, rhythms of styles, the modes, the styles, and will do some exercises for improvisation sense.

What about the songwriting? Most songs have a lot of common parts. We will learn what different between them. You will write not only one song, but you will be able to write a song, and maybe we will extract something in your soul, and you will be able to use it!

What about the guitar? We can learn not only tabs and chords (at that point we can stop, of course, if you want to), but also tonality, rhythms of styles. This will help you be able to catch up with any song you may listen to for the first time.

Every student is a challenge for me. If it's a good student who has the desire and time to practice along with talent, it challenges me to switch on all the power of his nature and make him shine the shortest way possible. If a student doesn't have time to practice I always work on new exercises that could make a difference right away during a lesson. If a student doesn't have the desire to practice (which is casual with kids) I always work on new tricks to grow the interest inside his mind or heart, depends on the situation. 


Reviews from Group Classes

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Basic Theory for Beginners
Heidi
on January 7, 2021

Good class as always, Elijah covers the fundamentals well and always explains how they relate back to the more practical knowledge I have.


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Heidi S. on February 4, 2021

Brilliant session tonight where we covered more complex ways to use rhythms. I didn't realise there were names for taking a repeated series of notes and dropping certain notes out of. Also we talked about accents, including the importance of silence in creating interest.


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Music Theory 101
Cassandra J.
on April 1, 2021

Elijah is an excellent instructor! Very knowledgeable about music theory and great at teaching students how to use it to make music understandable. I am so glad that I found this course because it is so much easier to make music when you understand its underlying patterns. Highly recommended!


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Music Theory 101
Cassandra J.
on March 25, 2021

Excellent Teacher! I learned so much! Can't wait for the next class!!!


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Music Theory 101
Verified Student
on April 15, 2021

Elijah is a very talented multi instrumentalist. Very knowledgeable, patient and giving. His music theory class is a very different approach that certainly helps you understand.


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Music Theory 101
Elizabeth P.
on May 20, 2021

Excellent instructor! Will continue music theory 101 with Mr. Bogdanov. Just the right class for my son. He enjoyed the class and learned something new today.
Thank you, Mr. Bogdanov!


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Basic Music Theory: Turnkey Elements
Wendinso K.
on August 5, 2021

Class was very good. I learned a lot about the fundamental of the music.How to build scales and chords. The teacher has a very high level of knowledge and have patience to explain music concept.I will recommend the course for those who want to play piano and grow fast in the piano basics.


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Basic Music Theory: Turnkey Elements
Wendinso K.
on August 12, 2021

Amazing! We learn how to play the 14 scales with tips (how to memorize them and play them easily) Good Teacher very professional


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Basic Music Theory: Turnkey Elements
Wendinso K.
on September 16, 2021

good cession with exercises of how to pay the triad oif the chords


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Basic Music Theory: Turnkey Elements
Wendinso K.
on September 2, 2021

The class was very interesting and helpful. We are now learning to play the chords of the scales

Each of my specialty has a  different level of music knowledge and each one due to the different ages and goals.

Guitar
   Acoustic     
   Bass                            Basic, Main Technique, Timing, Right ensemble thinking, improvisation, composition.
   Classical                   Age to 13, Methods to learn the music, Rhythm, Notes, Basic technique, expressions. 
   Rock                           Different styles, Basic, Main Technique, Timing, Right ensemble thinking, Rhythms, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Composition, 
   Lead                           Different styles, Basic, Main Technique, Timing, Right ensemble thinking, Rhythms, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Composition, 

Piano
   Classical                   Age to 13, Methods to learn the music, Rhythm, Notes, Basic technique, expressions.  
   Rock                           Different styles, Basic, Main Technique, Timing, Right ensemble thinking, Rhythms, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Composition, 
   Pop                             Different styles, Basic, Main Technique, Timing, Right ensemble thinking, Rhythms, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Composition, 
   Composition         Different styles, Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns.
   New age                   Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns.

Music basic
   Theory                                                                      History of music, The main Harmony theories, The Melody concepts, Scales, Different styles.
   Composition                                                          Different styles, Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns, We will write your first piece!
   Classical composition                                       Different styles, Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns, We will write your first piece!
   Improvisation                                                        Different styles, Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns, We will improvise together! 
   Orchestration                                                        Different styles, Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns, We will write your first piece!
   Songwriting                                                             Different styles, Basic, Theory, Methods, Patterns, We will write your first piece!

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