The Sounds of Russia

A specially designed and adaptable programme of Slavonic music to perform at

 Infant Schools
 Primary Schools
 Secondary Schools

Since it's inception in the year 2000, I have successfully performed THE SOUNDS OF RUSSIA at a lot of schools of Great Britain and at The National Theatre in February 2003.

THE SOUNDS OF RUSSIA is an hour long show and includes the fun of singing Russian songs and participatory stories, accompanied by traditional Russian instruments.

After each performance the children are invited to see and examine many authentic Folk instruments.
Some examples of the instruments used in the show remain with the school.


Quotations derived from School References:

 "We were joined by Serguei Pachnine. What a delightful character!
We hurried indoors, and were soon being magically entertained with his Wonderful "Sounds Of Russia".

(Arts Roundabout - Brentwood, Essex)

 The children were spell bound as he introduced the various musical instruments included the Domra, Balalayka, Zhaleyka and various of percussion instruments.

(Old Palace School - Croydon, Surrey)

 The children are still talking about the event and are now coming into school with instruments they have made at home - especially spoons!

(Barrow Hills School - Godalming, Surrey)

 The children all enjoyed the performance and the opportunity of learning about another country and language. We will look forwarrd to welcome Serge on a return visit in the future.

(Harenc Preparatory School for Boys - Sidcup, Kent)

 Serge worked his way through a fascinating range of Russian folk instruments, playing something appropriate on each, and brought the music to life with tales and anecdotes, all told with plenty of humour.
(Chorleywood Primary School - Chorleywood, Hertfordshire)

 His visit was both hilarious and informative, with a good element of audience participation.

Some of the feedback I received after his visit:
"It was funny" (Reception year)
"It was interesting - I like the instruments best" (Year 1)
"It was cool" (Year 5)
"It was brilliant" (Year 6)
"It was fantastic" (Teacher)

(Great Paxton Church Of England Primary School - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)