Thomas Evdokimoff Welcome! I am a freelance musician in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. I have been invited to write a series of articles on ear training for this site.

My musical training is fairly formal: I started by taking lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. I went on to complete my undergraduate studies and Masters degree in music theory at the University of British Columbia. I also studied classical guitar with Michael Strutt during my time at U.B.C. While I was a graduate student, I coordinated and taught the first and second year ear training program at the university. I currently teach and play locally, as well as write about music.

I am one of those people that have multiple projects on the go, including the development of study aids for the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada) theory and history program. You can find out more about this project at

Feel free to drop me a line if you like by visiting my main site at You can follow me on twitter as well: @thomasevd.

The following series of articles develops an approach to ear training that would be familiar to classically trained musicians. The articles explore scales, intervals, triads, and seventh chords. My focus is to encourage students to sing back what they hear, so they can learn to produce with their voices different musical elements like intervals and chords. For dedicated students, this approach helps them develop a strong inner ear, the ability to accurately hear and even produce music in their head.

We’re delighted to have Thomas join us here on the site – he’s got a great series lined up, and a wealth of experience to back it up with. Make sure you come back tomorrow for his first article on the importance of ear training for musicians.

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