Ruslan Pashynskyi is music pedagogue, multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinet, ethnic flutes, piano) active in the classical, jazz and world music genres. His father is Music Director in Kiev. Ruslan began studying music at four years and studied piano for seven years. He graduated with honors in clarinet at the college. He obtained a degree with teacher's diploma in pedagogy, conductor and arranger at the "Kiev National University of Culture and Arts"; did 2 years Doctorate in pedagogy. In Kiev, he worked in the '90s as a teacher, arranger and musical director at the "Art School" in Kiev and the "Kiev National University of Culture and Arts". He coordinated the classes and laboratories with improvisation and jazz pronunciation. He promoted several projects to advance jazz culture in Kiev. In 2007 he moved to Italy where he continued teaching at music schools, elementary schools and universities with music education courses and propaedeutic with his projects as "Sounds and Rhythms" and "OM-S" (Spontaneous Music Orchestra) – for children, students and teachers. He has participated in seminars of didactic course in early childhood music, held by Dr. Beth M.
Bolton, the rector of the faculty of "Music Therapy and Music Education" University of Philadelphia (USA). Since 2009 is on the staff of teachers the "International Arts Academy" in Cabella Ligure (AL) with seminars and workshops (world-fusion orchestra, saxophone, clarinet, ethnic flutes and improvisation). Starting in 2012, is on the staff of teachers "Small Academy of Jazz" in Poland. In 2016, is on the staff of teachers with M° G.M. Massaglia at Palazzo Spinola di Rocchetta Ligure (AL) with masterclass and courses of saxophone and clarinet. Since 2011 in Austria he cooperates with international kindergartens and schools for children with learning disabilities. Together with the "Prayner Conservatory of Music & Dramatic Arts Vienna", the "Vienna Boys Choir" and the association "((Superar)) Austria" he is dedicated to the musical and artistic promotion of children and adolescents. Music education is only one aspect of his work. As a performer he takes part in various concerts and festivals (France, Monte Carlo, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Austria, Greece, China, Mongolia, Russia) and collaborates with artists of national and international scene.