Professional Services

TEACHING

– Ear training, using the music material that is relevant and/or liked by you or your children.
– Clarinet, saxophone
– Yiddish language
– Conversation classes in Yiddish, English, Russian, Belarusian, Polish, Swedish.

PERFORMANCE

I am available for Music Directing, Rehearsal Accompaniment/ Coaching, and Performance on REEDS, KEYBOARDS, and VOCALS (choral/ a capella / solo/ ensemble). My instrument skills and equipment in possession currently include virtually all Clarinets (Bb, A, C, Eb, bass), Tenor and Alto Saxophones, Piccolo, Flute, a variety of traditional (folk) woodwinds, Piano / Keyboard, Organ, Harpsichord (see my music equipment list below).

BAND

The band I have founded and have been leading since 2009, Litvakus, is available for bookings for all types of performances, including private, worship, educational, and corporate events. Check out the Litvakus web-site. The band specializes in Jewish and East European music but can professionally handle virtually any genre, repertoire, or style.

LECTURING

I am lecturing in English, Russian, Yiddish, Belarusian, Polish, and Swedish, on a wide variety of subjects, focusing on humanities, namely:
– East European and Jewish cultures / music;
– Yiddish language and literature;
– Music of any period, tradition, culture, including Western / classical, Russian, European, Asian, and so on;

MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION, COPYING, and ORCHESTRATION.

I can transcribe and arrange your favorite song or piece for any set of voices or instruments. That might be the songs you need for an audition or your own repertoire. If you have a hand-written score you need crisp clear, perfectly legit, and digital, I can do that for you, too. I am using Finale software (over 20-year experience). I work with early music, traditional/ folk music, all types of scores (choral, orchestral, chamber ensembles, etc.), charts, lead-sheets,  and virtually any music copying / engraving within a reasonable amount of time.

Sample 1: Full orchestra Sample 2: Band score with solo Sample 3: Choral score Sample 4: PartSample 5: Chart

MUSIC CONSULTING for film and theater, and videogames. My consultation credits include Defiance and The Burning Land feature films and numerous theater productions.

MUSIC COMPOSITION (scoring, arrangement, orchestration), all done in Finale software. In every case I can prepare both score and parts.

WRITING: LINER NOTES, WEB-SITE CONTENT. I am a professionally trained musicologist. I can create liner notes for your album, text for your web-site, or write a review upon your request.

WRITTEN TRANSLATION from / to Yiddish, Russian, English, Swedish, Polish, Belarusian.

My music equipment includes:

Clarinets: Selmer Privilege (Bb and A), F.A.Uebel Preference (Bb), Buffet Crampon B12 (Bb); C clarinet – Buffet E11; Eb piccolo clarinet – Normandy 8 by Leblanc; Bass clarinet – Selmer Privilege Model 67 to low C.

Saxophones: Alto – Keilwerth CX90 (Buffet Crampon S3); Tenor – Yamaha YTS-62 I.
Clarinet and Sax mouthpieces made by Walter Grabner or refaced by Norbert Stachel

Flute: Avanti-Brannen 1000 (B-foot); Piccolo: Pearl PFP-105.
Shofar, fluier, tin whistles (penny whistles), shawm (svirel), dudka, and other folk woodwinds from Eastern Europe

Keyboard: Yamaha PSR-E433
Home piano: Baldwin upright.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the above services.

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