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Dimitry Chernavsky

Livingston, NJ 07039 (map)


Lessons Offered

Clarinet, Flute, Music, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trumpet

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio


About Me

Specialties:
 
Music studio offering clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and recorder lessons taught by the Principal Clarinetist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.

Recent Student Auditions, Awards & Achievements:

Isis, HS senior (clarinet)
-  Successful auditions for: 
 * 1st chair in HS Band in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016  
 * HS Central NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2013-2014, 2014-2015 & 2015-2016),    HS NJ All-State Symphonic Band (2014-2015 & 2015-2016) and NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra (2013-2014 & 2014-2015).

​Stella, HS junior (clarinet)  
-  Successful audition for 1st chair in HS Band (2015-2016).

Ivana, 8th grade (flute)
-  Successful audition to Lakeland Youth Symphony (2014-2015).

Jennifer, 7th grade (clarinet)
-  Successful audition to NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015),  Middle School North NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2014-2015 & 2015-2016),  and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan (Summer of 2014 & 2015).

Aidan, 7th grade (clarinet)
-  Successful audition for  Central NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2014-2015) and Advanced Wind Ensemble (2014-2015). 

Chris M., 6th grade (clarinet and saxophone)
- Promoted to 1st chair in his school band (2016)
- Selected from over 500 students to participate in the North Jersey Region 1 Honors Elementary Band Festival (May 2016)

Morven, 4th grade (clarinet)

-  Promoted to 1st chair in 5th grade Advanced Band (2016)

Chris Y., 4th grade (saxophone)
-  Promoted to 1st chair in 5th grade Advanced Band (2016)

History:

Established in 1996.

For the past twenty years, Dimitry has been teaching students of all ages to play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and recorder.  

Students will learn proper techniques, posture, breathing, phrasing, articulation, tone, rhythm, sight reading, solfeggio, music theory, and music history. They will also learn to play solos (with and without accompaniment), as well as duets (along with the instructor). 

Private lessons are customized to meet each student's goals, such as preparation for regional and state band auditions, concerts, and other music competitions.

Meet the Business Owner:

Dimitry Chernavsky is the Principal Clarinetist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, the Co-Principal of the Hanover Wind Symphony, and a member of the 'A La Mode' clarinet quartet. 


Dimitry is a graduate of Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Performance and Education.

 

My Musical Education Background

I have graduated from Kiev 'Tchaikovsky' Conservatory, where I received Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Performance and Education. 

Genres and Subjects Taught

I teach students of all ages and abilities! I offer beginner through professional instruction on clarinet, beginner through intermediate instruction on saxophone, trumpet and flute. Visit my website (click on the link at the top of this page) to learn about my students achievemnts and to read testimonials from students,their parents and colleagues.
 
The special program for young students (5 - 8 y.o.) is designed by utilizing recorder and piccolo (small) clarinet to prepare them for the 1 year in school band.
 
I prepare school students to NJ Regional, Area and State band auditions. I also prepare saxophone and trumpet players to the Jazz band auditions and so far all of my students made it. All concert pieces are practiced with CD accompaniment using special audio equipment which allow to slow tempo for early stages of learning process. 
My ultimate goal is to to pass all my knowledge and experience to my students, prepare them to be the fine soloists and the first chair in the school bands or symphony orchestras.
 
Over the last twenty years I have taught private clarinet, flute, saxophone, solfeggio and music theory lessons. The age of my students range from elementary school through mature musicians. I prepare school students to NJ Regional, Area and State band auditions.

Lesson Rates

60-minutes private lesson .....................................$60.00

1-st/introductory 60-minutes lesson ......................$30.00 
 
Rates are based on 4 lessons per month schedule. 
 
Monthly payment is due prior to the first lesson of each month.
 
Make-up classes are available upon request. 

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I teach students of all ages and abilities! I offer beginner through professional instruction on clarinet, beginner through intermediate instruction on saxophone, trumpet and flute.
 
The special program for young students (5 - 8 y.o.) is designed by utilizing recorder and piccolo (small) clarinet to prepare them for the 1 year in school band.

My Certifications and Awards

I have Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Performance and Education from Kiev 'Tchaikovsky' Conservatory. 
 
Competitions:
  • Winner of  the First Prize at the Ukrainian State Young Musicians Competition
  • Winner of the Top Prize (2-nd place) at the Ukrainian National Woodwind Competition. 


Service Area


Student Reviews




Roseland, NJ

I am a professional oboist with a great deal of experience. I have played in an orchestra with Dimitry for 5 years. I find his principal clarinet playing to be very fine. He is also a very good colleague. While my relation to him is not teacher-student, I judge from his warm personality that he makes an excellent teacher.




Roseland, NJ

As co-prinicpal trumpet and Associate Music Director of the Hanover Wind Symphony it's my pleasure to have worked with Dimitry for over 15 years. Dimitry is an exceptionally gifted and highly respected clarinetist who brings years of global performance experience to his teaching. Polite, patient and well spoken it is a pleasure to listen to him speak about music, no matter what the subject or genre. His passion for his craft is evident from the very first time you meet him. I highly recommend Dimity as a performer and educator!




West Orange, NJ

After many years as a music educator, clarinetist, saxophonist playing with Army and concert bands, as well as dance bands, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dimitry. Being retired , I made the decision to seriously play clarinet again. His skills, as a musician and teacher have helped me regain my passion for the instrument and ability to play at a high level. I would recommend him most highly.




Morris Plains, NJ

Incredibly amiable, professional, and talented as a teacher. As a senior in high school now graduating and transferring into college, I started my lessons with Dimitry in December last year and had to end this summer at the end of the music school's program. Even though my time learning the saxophone was short, Dimitry used my past musical experience to help guide me through the instrument. His lessons did not feel long in any sense of the word, and in fact some two-hour lessons I took to make up missed weeks blew by, as I was constantly engaged by his teachings. During my studies with him I found myself in the presence of a true musician, and this was only further driven home when I saw him play in the Hanover Wind Symphony at the Morristown Community Theater with Stanley Drucker. I would highly recommend Dimitry as an instructor for a student at any level.




Roseland, NJ

My 7 year old son has been taking recorder lessons from Dimitry for almost 1 year now. Dimitry is very patient, encouraging, and enganging - considering that my son is on the younger side. Dimitry provides music instruction that is appropriate age and level wise, so my son feels accomplished and challenged at the same time. We plan to continue with Dimitry and hopefully advance to the clarinet once his fingers can cover the clarinet holes and he has learned more music theory. My son looks forward to his music lessons. We are very pleased with his musical instruction.




Pine Brook, NJ

Great teacher and musician We had some difficulty locating a clarinet teacher for our 10 year old daughter and did not love relying on the internet but Dimitry was quite a find. He has been fabulous in every aspect and our daughter has progressed beautifully and loves the clarinet. He is a true professional and a great musician. We recommend him highly with no reservations.




Stirling, NJ

Great teacher My daughter has been studying with Dimitry for almost a year now, and I have seen incredible improvement in her skill on clarinet. Not only has Dimitry improved her technique, but he has also taught her a lot of music theory, improved her musicality, and given her lots of tips on clarinet and reed care. I would strongly recommend Dimitry to anyone searching for an excellent clarinet teacher.




East Lyme, CT

Our 12-year old son has been learning clarinet from Mr. Dimitry for about a year now and we highly recommend him to prospective students for his deep music knowledge, rich clarinet performance experience and above all, just being a great clarinet teacher. In a year's time with Mr. Dimitry, our son's progress has been very impressive. After our son started lessons with Mr. Dimitry, it quickly became apparent that Mr. Dimitry is a very experienced teacher for young musicians. He engages our son effectively to keep him interested in music and clarinet while at the same time sets high expectations for him. Our son always looks forward to clarinet lessons and also is motivated to practice pieces at home. Mr. Dimitry not only teaches sound clarinet skills, but also emphasizes the importance of playing music the right way, that is to tell stories and express feelings through music rather than to play music like a technician. Although it is difficult for a young musician to fully appreciate this concept, it does go a long way in preparing him to become a really good musician in the long run. Mr. Dimitry is very polite, pleasant and professional. We recommend him without any reservation.


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