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Pavel Markelov


Paul Mark

RCM Certified
Certified Online Teacher
As a highly skilled clarinetist, pianist, arranger and conductor, I have a wealth of musical education and experience that I bring to any role. With a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Master of Music Degree in clarinet performance and teaching, as well as a Bachelor of Music Degree in clarinet performance, bandmaster, and clarinet teaching, I am well-versed in a variety of musical genres and disciplines. In addition to my academic background, I hold a number of prestigious licenses and certifications, including a TDSB Guest Artist certification, an RCM online teaching course license, and certification from both the OMEA and ORMTA. I am an RCM-certified teacher in both piano and clarinet, with elementary, intermediate, and advanced certificates. Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience in a variety of teaching and coaching roles. As a guest artist at Earl Haig Claude Watson Arts Program, I have been responsible for coaching woodwinds and group rehearsals for the Youth Symphonic and Band Grades 8-11, providing one-on-one tutoring, and delivering master classes and workshops. At the Schwartz/Reisman JCC, I taught clarinet, piano, and ensemble classes, while also running conductor classes at my private online music studio ‘Sonatico’. I am particularly proud of my achievements as the Director/Conductor of The Woodwind Community Band, for which I received a grant from the government of Canada's New Horizons program. During my time with the band, I provided rehearsals and basic music theory classes for adults and seniors and helped to bring the joy of music to a wider audience. I was also involved with church worship ministries for 10 years, including being the music director of “Willowdale Community Assembly” and “The Scott Mission”, Jewish Voice Ministry. I have also made notable contributions to the world of music through my recordings and publications. I have recorded Latin American clarinet music in "Soul of Brazil," gospel contemporary instrumental worship music in "Moment of Renewal," and recording of Brahms' Quintet with The State Borodin Quartet. Finally, I am an advocate for using technology to enhance online music lessons, and I utilize the ‘Sonatico’ app to provide a unique and effective learning experience for my students. With built-in features such as a keyboard, metronome, music symbols, and articulations, I am able to make online lessons more efficient and engaging than ever before. 'Sonatico' was designed as an alternative to Zoom and other video-conferencing software to suit the needs of music lessons better. PRICING: ➢ Dependent on the student’s goal. ➢ Preparation for RCM exams: Grades 1-10 from $50 to $80, ARCT: please contact for details. IMPORTANT! Please mention your email address when you contact me. It helps me get back to you faster. Or email me directly to [email protected] CHECK MY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE KIDS:

Instrument / Discipline

  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Composition

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Clarinet - Elementary
  • Clarinet - Intermediate
  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate


  • 2002 - Practical Apprenticeship Assistant, DMA - P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music
  • 1999 - Master of Music, MMus - Pedagogical Academy of Music
  • 1993 - Bachelor of Music, BMus - Gnesin College of Music

Professional development

  • First-Prize Clarinet Winner - National Competition for Woodwind and Brass Instrumentalists - 1995
  • Government Grant - Nominated by Ministry of Culture - 1999
  • Second-Prize Winner - National Competition for Conductors - 1999
  • TDSB Guest Artist - Certified with the Toronto District School Board - 2012
  • The Ontario Music Educators’ Association - - 2022
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music's TEACHING ONLINE COURSE - Certified Online Teacher - 2021

School Associations

  • Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified