Stop looking! Dr. Kozlov is that person!!! Not only have you found a very gifted and talented Cellist, but a very gifted instructor, mentor and inspirer. I cannot say enough about our beloved instructor. He has given lessons to our teenage son for 5 years. We wish it could have been much longer. It is very hard to put into words Maxim’s commitment, love for music and passion for his students.
Dr. Kozlov is down to earth, despite his impressive academic and professional background, and apt to explain music in an accessible and fun way. Instead of simply telling me to emphasize certain notes or merely demonstrating, he told me to make those notes “sparkle like diamonds!” The imagery immediately helped me understand what needs to be different in the quality of sound.