Hi everyone and welcome to my blog posts. This is a very first post in which I would like to discuss the topics the teachers of the academy and I (Maxim Shelkov) will be posting. We’ll be talking about the approach to practising, studying, recording, writing and performing music and all the other things that go a long with it. I would like to touch on many subjects that I personally have experience in and hopefully pass on some of my knowledge to people who seek answers to certain questions they may have about the vast topic of music. I would like to encourage people to ask questions and suggest topics for us to blog about.