I brougt my 6 years old daughter to the school a month ago. There we met Feliks, our instructor in cello. He is patient, kind, and knows how to deal with little ones. If you're looking for an excellent teacher - there he is! He brings all his great knowledge and experience to class to share love for music with his student.

Vera Makoveeva

Feliks is an outstanding teacher. He really loves music and instills love of music in the kids he teaches. My daughter is 10 and has been learning cello with Feliks for the past 1 year. She loves him and loves the cello, thanks to Feliks. He doesn't look at the watch and teach. He works very hard with her. He inspires her to go above and beyond average. We are very grateful to have Feliks as our daughter's teacher. I wish him and the Russian School of Music all the best in the future.

Jyoti Razdan

My son has made so much progress during the short time he's been taking cello lessons here. Feliks is a wonderful teacher. He has so much patience and has made my son feel comfortable. My son is so impressed with how much he has already learned from Feliks. We are so happy we found the school.

Michelle Dishon

33% of cello section of 2017 Irvine Elementary Chamber Orchestra are our students

What We Do

Our best services for your kids
Our best services for your kids
  • Individual Approach

    We put all our heats into our students and develop an individual learning plan that works best for your kids!

  • Certificate of Merit

    We prepare our students for taking Certificate of Merit exam offered by by the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)

  • Student Recitals

    We have two student recital per year and provide additional performance opportunities to dedicated students

  • Competitions

    We strongly support our students' success offering intensive learning programs

  • Auditions

    Our students succesfully audition to Orange County Youth Symphony, Pacific Symphony , Irvine Honor and San Juan Capistrano Honor Orchestras and many of others

  • Royal Concervatory Exam

    The curriculum for the study of music developed by The Conservatory is considered the foremost music education system in the US

My 11 year old son has been taking lessons at RSM for over a year. He had previously taken lessons with another teacher but progressed very slowly, and I could tell his interest was fading. A few lessons at RSM changed all of that. The lessons were adapted to my son's personality, and my son speaks to his instructor as both a friend as well as a mentor. I am amazed at the progress he has made in a short time.

James W.

Our 8-year old son has taken cello lessons with Feliks for the past year. He has progressed at a great pace, but most importantly, he loves and looks forward to his lessons. We've had difficulty in the past finding music teachers who were the right balance between great technique and positive, developmentally appropriate teaching for young children. Feliks has been the perfect teacher for our son. He's very understanding and interested in learning about what works best for our son.

James. K

Both my kids have taken cello lessons with Feliks and he is an excellent teacher. He has a true passion for music and teaching. He is a dedicated teacher and my kids love him! I highly recommend him for cello lessons

Joanna L.

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Feliks Volozhanin is a Director of String Program at Russian School of Music Irvine, performing cello player and cello teacher in Irvine, Orange County. He loves and truly enjoys teaching having over twenty years of teaching experience both in Russia and in the US.

Feliks' students have the highest succsess rate of auditioning to Irvine Honor Orchestra: 1/3rd of 2017 Irvine Elementary Honor Orchestra cello section are his students. His teaching philosophy is to nurture and forster students' creativity, passion, and love for music sharing what he learned from a great Russian cello school: superb technique and expressive musical interpretation.

Feliks' students successfully compete at various competitions and are members of different orchestras including Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, All Southern California Elementary Honor and Irvine Honor Orchestras, and Orange County Youth Symphony.

Schedule a trial cello lesson today!
Call at (949)272-3366

about Russian School of Music Irvine


Cello lessons are available for students in Orange County, California, including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Crystal Cove, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, North Tustin, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Robinson Ranch, Rossmoor, San Clemente, San Joaquin Hills, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santiago Canyon, Seal Beach, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Talega, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.

Address: 18011 Sky Park Cir. Suite A, Irvine CA 92614

Email: info@irvinersm.com

Phone: (949) 272-3366

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