Master classes and workshops

We offer one or two days workshops for music students, teachers and accordion lovers which include:


Main topics of the lectures: "Problems and Perspectives of the Development of Elementary Musical Education Implied to the "Exemplary Plans for Teaching" of the Ministry of Culture for the Year 2001, Requirements of the "Study Programs" and the Experience of the Pedagogical Group of the St. Petersburg V. Andreev Music School in the Course more then 40 Years".

Since 1976 director of the St. Petersburg V. Andreev Music School, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Yury Ya. Likhachov, teachers and pupils of the school gave a lectures about unique original methodology in cities all over the country of Russia and Baltic Countries. There were cities: Arkhangelsk, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kirov, Kogalym, Petrozavodsk, Murmansk, Noyabrsk, Rybinsk, Severomorsk, Tver', Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl', Klaypeda and Palanga (Lithuania), Limbazi (Latvia), Tartu (Estonia).

About 100 teachers, school administrators and methodologists from different regions of Russia came to St. Petersburg to master this method. They attended classes, tests, read methodical literature, and creations of students.

The application of the method gives excellent results, children are interested in studying.

The soloist of the St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble Sergei Likhatchov a gave lectures and reported on these topics at different festivals, seminars and competitions in the following cities: Daugavpils and Limbazi (Latvia), Palanga and Klaypeda (Lithuania), Tartu (Estonia), St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Severomorsk, Kogalym (Russia) and in the cities of Denmark and England.

  • Presentation of the original methodology which was recognized and recommended as best practice for musical schools in Russian Federation;
  • Sessions in creative composition, playing by ear, transposition, and improvisation;

This unique information is actual for all workers of the administration of culture, teachers of music schools and other establishments of musical education, teams of methodologists and concert organizations; it has been collected and published by the group of teachers of the St. Petersburg V. Andreev Music School and the soloists of the St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble.

As a result of the seminar teachers should receive this unique information, and children become interested in music classes.


Concert of instrumental duet - soloists of St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble incuding popular accordion music, French musette, swing, Astor Piazzolla’s tangos, and other evergreen melodies in original arrangements.

In 1999 the St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble became the laureate of the international competition - it won the first prize at the prestigious competition CITTA' DI CASTELFIDARDO (Italy) for the performance of the variety genre of music. The collective gives concerts playing on different instruments, cooperates with vocalists who work in various styles.

The ensemble often performs abroad, the soloists went on tours to the following countries: France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Gibraltar, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the United States, Great Britain. The ensemble is a constant participant of TV and radio programs in Russia and abroad.

«Magic accordion», fun interactive session for children and adults with games and quizzes;

Original Methodology, Yuri Likhachov, sheet music for accordion