Vladimir has been teaching guitar
for over twenty years to beginning and advanced students of all
His method of teaching is based on a highly individualized approach
to each student. The main objective is to instill the love of the
music, thus inspiring students to practice a lot on his own. Another
method Vladimir employs is to help his students to compose their
own music for guitar. This motivates students to play the music
they enjoy, especially if they could not identify what kind of music
they would like to play. For advanced students, Vladimir also teaches
His students regularly participate and compete in state
and county recitals. Since 2001 the following students received
awards at the Maryland State Guitar Competition and at the Montgomery County Music Teachers Associations (MCMTA) Judged Recitals: Alina Rekhtman,
Greg Gershkovich, Daria Gaidamakova, Julia Kolchinsky, Vahan Kristosturyan, Zachary Weinstein, Alex Katsenelenbogen, Daniel Yarmovsky, Lev Krayzman, Simon Fox, Vivian Feldblum.
To motivate students further, Vladimir also holds recitals
of his own. Every winter there is a recital dedicated to a different
style of music. Previous recitals were dedicated to the music of
the Beatles, melodies of American cinema, Latin American and Spanish music,Classical music in modern interpretation. There are also recitals every spring to show students'
accomplishments of the school year. Vladimir makes a CD recording
of the pieces his students play in the concerts.
He brought together several talented students to play swing,
bossa-nova, and different Latin-American styles and created the
band "Jazz Chameleon".