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Pavel Markelov


Paul Mark

RCM Certified
Certified Online Teacher
I am a conductor, arranger, piano player, clarinetist, and teacher. As a passionate and versatile musician, I am driven by the reward of helping students grow into spirited and skilled musicians. My educational philosophy is to help students discover the joy of playing music and, in turn, dedicate themselves to this art through willing and enthusiastic practice. I guarantee that students will find drastic improvements in not only their technical dexterity but also in their ability to express musicianship through emotion. ➢ My education comprises a Master’s Degree in Musical Arts from the pedagogical university Gnesin Academy. I continued my pursuit of music at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music as a student, and then as an apprentice assistant professor after graduating. ➢ From 2014 through 2022, I have been teaching music majors in the Earl Haig Claude Watson Arts Program. I was also involved with church worship ministries for 10 years, including being the music director of “Willowdale Life” and “The Scott Mission”. I am the first-prize winner of a National Competition in clarinet and second-prize winner in conducting. ➢ I like to make efficient use of lesson time, and one of the ways I do this is by using the app “SONATICO,” designed as an alternative to Zoom and other video-conferencing software to suit the needs of music lessons better. In addition, SONATICO offers many unique built-in features explicitly designed for music lessons to make the learning process smoother. PRICING: ➢ Dependent on the student’s goal. ➢ Preparation for RCM exams: ○ Grades 1-3: $50/hr ○ Grades 4-6: $60/hr ○ Grade 7-10: $70/hr ○ ARCT: please contact for details. IMPORTANT! Please write your email address below your message. It helps me get back to you faster.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Composition

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Russian

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own studio
  • At student home
  • Online

Specialist designation

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


  • 2001 - Practical Apprenticeship Assistant - P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Moscow
  • 1999 - Master of Music - Pedagogical Academy of Music, Moscow
  • 1993 - Bachelor of Music - Gnesin College of Music, Moscow

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


  • Sonatico @ 290 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto ON, CA, M5V 2T6
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified