Both martial arts and the art of playing piano consist of many elements, have several different techniques and require a lot of learning. Yet, if you look carefully at any martial art, all of that complexity comes down to three simple principles - push, pull and twist.
The harmonic language of western music, starting with Bach and all the way to modern Stevie Wonder, also comes down to three principles - major, minor, and dominant seventh chords. That's what has driven Vlad's teaching. After many years of friends and fellow musicians asking Vlad to shape his thoughts and music methodology into some kind of a form that would be accessible for studying, Kung Fu Piano was born.
Vlad is originally from Uzbekistan where he studied at the prestigious Uspenski School of Music and the Tashkent State Conservatory. Vlad speaks fluent Russian and English and provides classes in both languages.
Vlad and his family emigrated to Colorado where Vlad went on to play with the Nina Story band, spent a stint at the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen and was a part of the Thelonious Monk Institute before becoming a staple in the Denver live music scene. Today, Vlad plays in festivals and venues internationally as a part of AOA, a solo artist, and among other friends and music innovators.
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