Toronto Cello School
Toronto Cello School - Oleg Volkov Toronto Cello School was founded by well-known Russian cellist Oleg Volkov to provide the highest standards of string instruments playing for students of all ages.

In Toronto Cello School you can learn to play cello at the highest level. We also teach violin and viola; give piano lessons for beginners and music theory lessons and provide our students with excellent performance opportunities.

Contact us today for further details about Toronto Cello School and to book your FIRST FREE LESSON:
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Welcome from Oleg Volkov

It is my sincere belief that music is about composing and performing, teaching and learning. It is certainly much less about writing, talking and reading. Every sound, every touch of a string appears with titanic personalities, glorious names and immeasurable achievements. That leaves a little hope to be successful in writing your own biography, even for a musician, who dedicated entire life to the mystery called Music... Nevertheless, I will be happy at least trying.
Oleg Volkov So I, Oleg Volkov, paid my dues in the Academic Junior Music College ("Merzlyakovka"), the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Needless to say that I first met my favourite instrument, cello, being five years old, and we still carry on together.
These unforgettable, wonderful years of constant learning and discovering have been warmed and enlightened by my dearest teachers: Leonid Marderovsky, Nikolai Polupan, Sergey Shirinsky, Galina Kozolupova, Lev Evgrafov, Anatolii Egorov and Mstislav Rostropovich.
It is very common for all artists, as we learn something we rush to perform; forcing ourselves to perfection in playing in many groups with different like-minded musicians. This process catches me up in very lucky way as I was performing with Vladimir Tebenikhin (organ), Vladimir Krainev (piano), Dzhamil Mamedov (cello), Yuli Turovsky (cello), Tamara  Sinyavskaya  (vocal), Natalia Gutman (cello), Natalia Tsekhanovsky (harp) and Mikhail Voskresenskiy (piano).
Then I continued my professional career working in symphony and chamber orchestras of Moscow, Athens, Mexico, and Toronto. I remember all the conductors. What are the Musicians!!!! What are the names!!!! Evgeny Svetlanov, Kirill Kondrashin, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Veronica Dudarova, Yuri Simonov, Efrem Kurtz, Pavel Kogan and Leonard Bernstein.
The musical environment in Canada is different to some extent. There are many orchestras involving both professional and amateur musicians with great desire and heart to play the music. Their sincere performance deeply touches listeners giving them the feeling of harmony. I am fortunate enough to perform as a Concertmaster in the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) with an exceptionally talented conductor Norman Reintamm, as well as in the Oshawa Durham Symphony Orchestra (ODSO), whose music director, Marco Parisotto, is one of Canada's most acclaimed and visible conductors on the world stage today.
I used to teach music for my entire professional life. There were musical schools, colleges, conservatories in Moscow, Mexico, Athens and Toronto. Some of my students became established professionals. Others chose not to pursue a music career. However, all of them adore music, are constantly performing, improving and enriching their abilities and skills. No matters where (Canada, Russia, Mexico or Greece), but matters how. That makes me very proud.
Presently I am giving private violin, viola, cello and double bass lessons. My teachers were always saying: "The talent is a teacher's ability to discover it in everyone". I think it is very true.
Music is all about the human soul. At any memorable moments, it is right there, because we need it, feel it, hear it, and even dream it through. The musicians are just those who make this connection happen. Great challenge, isn't it?
I am lucky to lead various chamber ensembles and orchestras, groups of musicians, which come to play together for some special occasions - weddings, banquettes, etc. It is always exciting to do musical arrangements for such things. Like I just said, we make the mystery happen.
Yes, music is about to create, perform, learn and teach. If you like what I have done and what I have to share with you, call me today.
Sincerely Yours,
Oleg Volkov