Glad to see you on my personal website!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Dmitry Kotleev. I have various interests - I am a musician and composer, music teacher, IT specialist and father of five wonderful children. Music is what drives and inspires me most of all – I believe you are keen on music too - that is why everything here is about music.
Guitar and piano are my two main instruments. I have been playing the guitar over 25 years and as to the piano it is even more. I am a practicing musician performing on different events around Sydney. I have more than 8 year (since 2016) experience of music teaching in the forms of both traditional face-to-face (in Sydney) and online teaching. I am a registered AMEB teacher (teacher number 127483). In February 2024 I've got my 100th student! Indeed, I am keen on teaching. I know how to explain complex concepts in an easy-to-understand language and how to inspire students. You can find some feedback from my students and their parents here. Here is the Facebook page dedicated to my students.
I teach students of all ages and grades. Even some families in whole are among my students! During the lessons I teach correct technique, posture and hand shaping. I convey all the necessary knowledge on music theory and sight reading. My lessons help in developing the sense of rhythm, musical hearing, concentration and much more. If you like, I can prepare you or your child to AMEB or ABRSM exams or we can practice for enjoyment.
Apart from music teaching, I am a co-founder and a executive producer of The Atrium Theatre, Sydney. I've composed and staged the musical "Pollyanna" in 2023. For creative leadership and exceptional contribution as a musician, composer, and educated I was awarded with 2024 Citizen of the Year award.
As a musician and a singer, I work with other professional singers in joint projects. From time to time, I am invited to different art competitions as a jury. Also, in my free time (if it happens) I enjoy creating musical videos and share them with everyone on Youtube and Facebook. Another area of my interest is creating guitar arrangements of popular and classical music compositions.
Do not hesitate to contact me! I’ll be delighted to see you online or personally!