Orange County Cello Lessons


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.

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