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Monday through Saturday – Rocklin


Piano | Keyboard


At the age of 10, Oleg began taking classical piano lessons where his interest in music began to bloom. By the age of 18, Oleg’s interest expanded to jazz, gospel, funk, and fusion leading him to study jazz at Sac City College and Sac State. From gospel churches to all types of festivals, Oleg’s resume includes playing at the most diverse of musical settings. A few of his influences include Stevie Wonder, Michel Camilo, Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, John Mayer, and Snarky Puppy. Oleg specializes in Gospel, RNB, funk, jazz, rock, pop but can help you learn they key aspects of other styles if you are interested.

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Oleg’s Setup

Oleg has a few setups he uses. This will give you some understanding of what he plays.

  1. Nord Stage 2 Keyboard
  2. M-Audio Axiom Midi Keyboard
  3. M-Audio Midi Box
  4. Mainstage keyboard software with Omnisphere plug-in

Read some of Oleg’s blog posts

What Instrument Should I Learn To Play First?

One of my favorite things about being in the music business is that every last person on planet earth wants or likes to be a part of music in some sort of way. Either you want to learn the instrument, love a certain genre of music, or own a restaurant with a specific...

Quick and Easy Ways to Record Yourself Playing to Share On Social Media!

During this era of a global pandemic, many of us musicians find ourselves stuck at home with more time to practice and more time to record ourselves playing. I’ve personally noticed that musicians are posting way more clips of themselves on social media practicing and...

How has COVID-19 affected our business?

As we live in these unprecedented times, businesses are having to do what they can to quickly adapt to sudden changes in how society functions. The music lesson business is no exception. For so many years, we at Music Lab Rocklin have thrived on the one-on-one...

January 2020 Recital Review

We just finished our first recital of 2020 and it was definitely one for the books. It seemed that all of the students came so well prepared and had obviously been practicing very hard. It was such a great day that we wanted to go over a few takeaways regarding the...

2019 in Review and Lookahead to 2020

Ever since the Music Lab switched to a ‘one owner/manager per location model’, we decided to set clear goals for each year to respond to the needs and desires of our students because we recognize the need in our location’s market for a quality multi-faceted music...

What Separates Music Lab Rocklin

                In almost any business, competition is fierce. Particularly in the music lesson business there seems to be a music school on every corner and this often leads to potential students asking us: “what’s different about the Music Lab?”. This is a great...

My child is very young. Can a 4 or 5 year old begin music lessons?

An extremely common question we receive is how young can a child begin learning music lessons. As with most questions that deal with music, the answer is ‘it depends’. There are many factors to consider when deciding what instrument to start your child on. We always...

As a music student, how do I get inspired?

One of the biggest keys in transitioning from a weekly music student to a lifelong successful musician is simply inspiration. I’ve had both students and parents both ask me “How do I get inspired?” or “How do I get my child more inspired to play their instrument?” As...

I have signed my child up for piano lessons. Where do I start with buying a piano?

One of the most common questions we get when we sign up a brand new student for piano lessons is where to get a piano and how much to spend? The reason this has always been such a tough question for new students to research is that there are so many different pianos,...


There are so many ways to learn an instrument. For piano, you often hear of multiple different methods of teaching. There is the Suzuki method, Bastien piano basics, Music Tree, and some students simply learn by watching other piano players play in church, thus...