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Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music and the Arts

MAKSYM REDKO

Piano

I am jazz pianist and composer. A master of spontaneous jazz improvisation piano principles and a modern performer, teacher, and composer. I am the author of The Theory of Harmony of Music which for the first time simply and comprehensively explains the laws and principles of creating musical works of any genre, style, and time period with preciseness. Stated simply, I created a theory that explains everything in music, not just my own style of improvisation. Since 1993, while studying piano at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, I worked as a concertmaster in the Kyiv State Choir Band named Revutsky, and a piano teacher at the School of Arts. From the time I began my studies at the R. Glier Kyiv Municipal Academy of Music in 1989, and through the present time, I continues to lead musical groups which perform my compositions. After graduating from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, I have participated in various festivals and concerts, including: “Leopolis Jazz Fest”, “FROM-TO”, “Cracow Scarby”, “Rock-bulava” etc. Most recently, I served as a teacher in the Department of General and Specialized Piano at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, teaching classics and jazz. I was the only teacher in the Academy who teaches improvisation. I have also written and published scientific articles, including “Theory of Music Harmony,” “Technique of Piano Performance,” “What is the Blues,” and “What is Jazz”. I give master classes on music harmony and improvisation principles globally and teach in Russian, English, and French.

I have over 25 years of teaching experience with children and adults. My method is the shortest way to free playing piano, I can teach to play classic, jazz, rock and to know harmony of music for both beginners and advanced piano players. I worked in different music schools in Ukraine as well as in internationally renowned Tchaikovsky Music Academy in the Department of General and Specialized Piano teaching classics and jazz. Now

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