I first heard and watched Vladimir Sitnikov play in a live performance last spring, and then again in the fall. I was so taken by his being such an accomplished and knowledgeable musician, and so "wowed" by his versatility and ability to play guitar so well across all music genres, that I asked him if he would consider offering a six week course to members of the Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia (SCANS).
I am the Faculty Coordinator for that organization which offers courses of an academic nature to adults 55 years and older. Vladimir agreed, and taught for SCANS during the winter term of 2017. I was a participant in his class of 45 students, and was not at all surprised to find that participants responded as I did... his talent and virtuosity moves an audience to tears, or to laughter.... he manages to "stir you up", whether in a classroom, or in performance.