Bratislav is an accordionist who versatility as a musician is rarely seen. Fully trained in Classical music at a young age, giving him full technical abilities, and later trained in the world of Folk music from the Balkan's; the most difficult Folk music on earth in my opinion. Most importantly, he has the ability to improvise, the most important trait a musician can have. Adaptable, Versatile, and a Master player. To combine all this, he is as good of a person that one can find in any trade. I give my highest recommendation to Bratislav Manasijevic.
For the past two years I have been fortunate enough to study with one of the best accordion teachers around. Bratislav is a true master of his instrument and also possess the kind of patience, sensitivity, and understanding that is required to teach skillfully. I would recommend Bratislav to anyone that is looking to improve not just at their instrument, but also their ability to listen and appreciate music in any form.
I saw a student of Bratislav play Balkan style accordion last year in Seattle. I said to one of my friends; "This guy must be from Serbia or Bulgaria, his playing is amazing..."
It turns out he is an American! Two weeks later, I had my first Skype lesson with Bratislav. I was a little nervous, a little intimidated by the technical virtuousity and feared I wouldn't measure up. Bratislav instantly put me at ease with his kindness and clear teaching. After 10 months, I've made great progress and am working on pieces that are both beautiful musically and would have been over my head before.
"I’m truly grateful for opportunity to have Bratislav as my teacher. Not only is he passionate about playing, but his true love comes out in his teaching. He is truly respectful and has great ability to motivate. He understands what skill levels you have and will shape them for you to become a better musician no matter if you are beginner or professional.
What I found amazing is that he took me as a student when I was 31 years old with almost no musical background and was able to not only teach me how to play the accordion but at the same time fall in love with the instrument.
I’m looking forward to continue this existing venture as I truly enjoy playing the accordion and having Bratislav as my teacher.
120 Bass Piano Accordion"
Pero IvezicI finished primary music school in the class of the professor Bratislav Manasijevic. From my personal experience I can say that professor Bratislav Manasijevic is an extraordinary musician, professor and even better man. As a musician he is versatile and equally good in different genre. His greatest qualities are emphasized competitive spirit and selfless support towards his students. His ability to pass on love for music and all of his gathered knowledge to his students payed off and many prizes were won on international competitions. It is my honour and pleasure to say that I was his student. Greetings!
To give you a little background I'm in the piano business going on 40 years... A couple years ago I started to play piano accordion locally and really fell in love with the instrument. Last November I acquired a button accordion and thru a colleague in the industry was referred To Mr. Bratislav. Let's call him Mr. B for now...
I wasn't sure if the Skype lesson would work for me..... But it really does! I'm from Connecticut and I don't think there's anybody in My state teaching chromatic accordion.... Innoway it's it turns out skype is more private because I'm in my comfort of my house and my teacher is in the comfort of his!
I've been taking lessons with Mr. B on the chromatic going on five months and think he's a genius!
It's been a big transition going from piano accordion to chromatic !
I don't consider myself Musician because I work on Pianos but I do love music and to go from working on the piano keyboard for 40 years ... Then to learn the chromatic keyboard is painfully difficult as it's a new language to me... Mr B through his generosity , patience and level of teaching skills ..... Never mind to include his love of music got me playing button accordion ! He is amazing !!
It's very important to get a passionate teacher.... And let's face it some people are just much better at what they can offer than other people in the same industry. I get calls daily from people that want to sell their pianos because they can't play their instruments ....I say why not ? they think it's them .....I said you never had the right teacher! Sure you have to practice somewhat .... And I'll be the first to tell you I am a little lazy...
But the right teacher with the right methods will get you there much faster whereas maybe in some cases you'll never get there at all ....!
Mr B is worth his weight in gold! and Recommend sign up while you can !!
"Mr B " is fabulous !
My name is Stefan Kalajdzic and I am a current student at Academy of Music in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2005 I began playing accordion in Bratislav Manasijevic’s class. In 2006 we made first success together - I won first prize in regional competition in Loznica (Serbia). From that moment until 2010, I took part in more than 15 international competitions including Murska Sobota (Slovenia) where I won second prize.
Bratislav is the biggest professional I have seen in my life, the man who taught me the meaning of hard work and pure passion.
I can tell you few things about Bratislav.
He is my accordion teacher for about 9 months now. I like to call him professor or maestro. :):)
I started with a basic training and without knowledge of the notes or how to read them. Bratislav is very calm and patient with me and his classes are very easy to follow. Before I started working with Bratislav I had doubt about how is this going to work taking online classes and everything but after first class my doubts are gone. He was very patient and video chat or Skype worked really well. He was and still is very helpful with any question that I have. Videos that he send after every class are very good and easy to follow and if I had any questions after the class he would jump on Skype and answer them for me.
My most important thing with Bratislav is that he LOVES music and he loves teaching people to play accordion! He is always very helpful with a scheduling classes and working around my work and personal life time. I am very happy that I met Bratislav and he will be my teacher as long as he wants me to be his student!
To me it' s a real honor to present you my former teacher Bratislav Manasavljević, who provided me with basic knowledge for further development of my musical skills, and with whom I achieved extraordinary results. What charasterizes him is his unique feeling for music and his knowledge of many different music genres. He is good at playing and teaching both piano accordion and the button accordion. He's very ambitious, enthusiastic and utterly dedicated to his students. He's an accomplished man both in private and professional sense.