Background

I grew up in a Pentecostal Christian family. I have been a bible-believing Christian my whole life. My parents and grandparents were persecuted christians from the Soviet Union who fled to United States in 1990. I grew up in the church and have been serving as a church musician since I was 15 years old. I currently serve in a Lutheran Church, but I attend a non-denominational church with my wife and kids.

I come from a big pentecostal church (Missionary Gospel Church In Sacramento), about 1500 members. I volunteered in the music program since I was 15. I played in a worship band, sang in the choir and eventually became the church piano accompanist. I played violin in the church orchestra and wrote string arrangements for special concerts. Eventually I became the director of the the teen and the youth choir.

In 2010 I was offered a position as director of music at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. I gladly took the opportunity, but still continued my volunteer work at Missionary Gospel Church.

During this time I finished my music degree in piano performance and took extra classes in conducting, voice, orchestra and choir - to enhance my skills as a director.

In 2012 I married my wonderful wife Anastasia. We are currently blessed with two children; Annabel and Benjamin.

As soon as I graduated I was offered a position as a music teacher in a prestigious private school (Brookfields Private School) in Downtown Sacramento. I worked there for 4 years, directing school musicals, choir concerts, music videos, and special performances. I also developed the school’s music curriculum and taught all 8 grades levels in the school.

During my musical life, I have experienced all types of music. Traditional hymn music in my Lutheran church, modern contemporary in my Pentecostal Church. Professional chamber choir in university. I’ve performed Disney musicals, jazz ensembles, classical quartets, classical piano recitals. I’ve written many arrangements and original compositions. I’ve learned to improvise at the piano at a very high level.

What really sets me apart is my vast experience with sheet music. I love sheet music! I have been typing and editing sheet music notes for 12 years. In all my choirs and ensembles, I have personally arranged all the sheet music. If there was a tenor part that was too high or bass part that was too low, I would rewrite it and print out new copies to match the level of my choir. I also write out all instrumental parts of a song, including lead sheets for worship bands.

In 2012 I started my own sheet music website with a goal of providing high quality free sheet music for free. Years later, my website has grown and I have visitors from hundreds of churches in America and around the world. I currently average 2000 visitors a day and growing. I am happy to help and support so many people from many different countries.

I also have a Youtube channel with over 5000 subscribers: I post videos of traditional christian hymns and provide free sheet music to go along with it.

I’m currently writing new piano books and compositions, teaching piano privately, creating piano videos, and serving as director of music in church.