Today our Checkpoint music school has two subjects - drum lessons and courses of sound engineering.

We teach drums only in individual format and have both individual and group lessons for the sound engineering courses.


Yuri Riabchuk

I am the owner of musical complex Checkpoint in Kyiv.

I can fluently teach drums in three languages:

  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian



Education: graduated from musical school №1 named after Y.S. Stepovyj in Kyiv, Ukraine; class of drums & percussion

Drumming experience - 14 years

Teaching experience - 7,5 years (more than 10 thousand hours of teaching)

  • The quantity of years and hours of teaching are two different things, so let's name it properly.


For statistics:

  • for this 7,5 years of teaching me and my school have taken more than 2000 students
  • each day I've been giving 7 lessons in average for the last 7,5 years
  • today my drum school has four teachers and more than 90 students
  • one of the biggest drum specialized schools in Kyiv!
  • today I teach drums about 20-30 hours a week and focus my time in creating the first private drum university in Ukraine; I work on development of my recording studio and rehearsal musical complex
  • I invite all students and especially those who want to attend my lessons first of all, students who had previous musical background, have played musical instruments or drums


I've been visited by students from 4 to 53 years old from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Turkey, USA, China, France, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland

I work in musical business for 11 years

Concert & studio experience as a drummer - Krayina Mriy festival, Gogolfest, Atlas concert club, Music Bike Avia Ukraine festival, Tres Francais festival, Inspired festival and many more

I am endorsed by next comapnies:

  • North Custom Drums (UK)
  • Starsticks drumsticks (Ukraine)
  • Nick Walker drum pads (Ukraine)
  • I am an official member of D'Addario Education Collective and Sabian Education Network



Teaching in English:

  • 1 lesson - $30/hour

Teaching in Ukrainian or Russian:

  • 1 lesson - 600 grn/hour
  • 4 lessons as month subscribtion - 1800 grn (450 grn/hour)
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Anton Ryabchenko

Anton Ryabchenko


Education & Experience:

- graduated from National Academy of culture and art management, specialization - "Sound engineering"

- work experience as a sound engineer up to 10 years

- work expirence as a QA Engineer in Avid company - 3 years

- have worked with bands as:

  • Gapochka (Гапочка)
  • Cherokey
  • Blooms Corda
  • Krykhitka (Крихітка)
  • Quest Pistols
  • Secret Avenue, DAAMAGE, Fun Service, Rona, Hindu and many more

Methodology of teaching:

- systematized educational course that includes both theoretical and practical skills

Work schedule:

  • weekdays 9:00 - 12:00, 19:00 - 23:00
  • weekends 9:00 - 23:00

Free first studio visit:

  • we afford new students a 30 minutes free studio visit, show the place and talk the details



Group lessons (4 students in a group):

  • 500 grn. a person for a lesson (subscription for 4 lessons in advance)


Studio regulations:
  • we teach in Russian
  • the lesson lasts 1 hour
  • waiting time for students that are late - 5-10 minutes
  • group teaching starts with 4 students in it
  • subscription payments only (4 lessons in advance)
  • lesson cancelation is possible the day before the event (24h before the lesson), in other case your time and lesson payment are lost

Volodymyr Pereginets


Teaching in:

  • Ukrainian
  • Russian


In 2006 Volodymyr has started playing drums as a self-taught musician.

He focused on metal drumming and played several hundreds of concerts with bands such as Hedonistic Exility, Dysphoria, Play the Piano, Koshachiy Nozh.


Drumming - 12 years

Teaching - 2 years & 3 months

  • up to 3000 hours of teaching experience
  • for this teaching period at least 300 students have visited his lessons
  • he gives 7 lessons a day in average

Bands in which Volodymyr plays at the moment:

  • Dysphoria
  • Mother Witch & Dead Water Ghosts
  • Respect Your Mom
  • August J


  • huge concert & studio drumming experience
  • endorser of Nick Walker drumpads (Ukraine)



  • 1 lesson - 450 grn./hour
  • 4 lessons as a subscription - 1200 grn.
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Kostyantyn Nikitenko


Kostya is one of the first students of Checkpoint studio & drum school's founder - Yuri Riabchuk. He have studied drums for 4 years and witnessed all the reconstructions and formation of Checkpoint as it is nowadays.


Drumming - 7 years

Teaching - 3 years & 3 months

  • up to 4000 teaching hours
  • for this teaching period at least 350 students have visited his lessons
  • he gives 6 lessons a day in average
  • huge experience in working with kids under 10 years old


Today Kostya is a drummer for The Cow and State 62 bands and usually works in rock styles of drumming.

  • concert & studio work experience
  • endorser for Starsticks drumsticks (Ukraine)
  • endorser for NickWalker drumpads (Ukraine)



  • 1 lesson - 450 grn.
  • 4 lessons as a subscription (once a week) - 1200 grn.
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