Igor S. Demydczuk

Igor S. Demydczuk

Docent, Pianist, Composer

Bio.

From the early days I had received a proper education in Liceum of Music in my hometown in Poland. That was the most important period of my music journey. I followed intense music program, where I have developed the respect and appreciation for music knowlege and art. I have leanred the technical and emotional aspects of music.  

After the high-school, I pursued the music education in one of the best Music Academy in the world. Academy im K. Szymanowski in Katowice, Poland, Later I have moved to the United States of Ametica to Rochester NY, where I continued my education in music and started to present my music on stages. I have been blessed to play with some amazing musicians, such as Larry Coriel and Eric Marienthal. But I missed Europe so I moved to the Netherlands where I continued my music education in Prinse Klaus Conservatoire and University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Here I descovered many styles which are my inspiration to creat some unique music and sounds combinations in my compositions.

Music majors which I have been studying: Jazz Piano,  Arrangements, New Audiences & Innovative Practice, Folk-Ethnic music & Accordion.

My music teachers & educators who  influenced me the most: Zygmunt Wybraniec, Joachim Pichura, Bill Dobbins, Marc van Roon and Jasper Soffers.

Experiance.

Absorbing different cultures is what I love to do the most. It is absolutelly fascinating to experiance differen traditions and lifestyles. That influances my personality and my approach to the music. I begun to research about the origins and forms of the music particularly the ethinc & folk music. Which led me to a process of mixing different elements and styles of music. Finding unique combination of the music progressions, melodies, sounds and rhythms.

This  of course had a profound influence on my way of teaching music as well. Being exposed to different school programs and different aproaches to music stydying. I recognized the difference between the study programs which gave me an idea for my way of teaching. Mu pbasic principles are based on:

  • East-Europa – practice routines and methods, general knowledge of the music forms. Instrument sound & technicue. Music analises, styles & interpretation.
  • United States – approach to the music and improvisation. Laid back feel, strict timing, swing feel. Harmony, voicing & arrangement.
  • Africa – integration with music culture. Music in the life-style. Exotic rhythms patterns or pure music traditions.
  • And West Europe – sufficiency, social approach. Setting the short & long therm goals for progress & development. Music management and business.

The trick is to come up with the perfect combination between this principles to the actual needs of the student. It guarantiese very beneficial results and it offers very unique, personal and and always interesting lesson.

Once my teacher told me..

“I am not teach how to play music. I am to teach how YOU can teach yourself to play music”.

"Duets"

Album "Sugary"

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