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OUR TEACHERS

Andriy Tykhonov
Violin
Andriy Tykhonov teacher

ANDRIY TYKHONOV

Director, Piano

30 min - $33 | 45 min - $50 | 60 min - $66

Andriy Tykhonov (MMus, BMus) is recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading jazz pianists. After initial studies in classical piano, he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kyiv in 1995; in 2001 he was awarded the Artist Diploma in Theory of Jazz and Jazz Pedagogy by the Kyiv University of Culture and Art. In 2007, Andriy was awarded a Masters of Music degree from Kyiv University of Culture and Art.

Olena Klyucharova piano teacher

OLENA KLYUCHAROVA

Piano

30 min - $33 | 45 min - $50 | 60 min - $66

Olena Klyucharova (M.Mus, B.Mus) is co-owner of ACCENT PIANO STUDIO. She was born in Ukraine. She graduated from the Classical Department of the Glier State Music College of Kyiv , where she studied with Olena Verykivska (1995), the Tchaikovsky National Music academy, where she studied with Igor Riabov (2000) and awarded a Masters of Music Degree in Pedagogy and Performance from Kyiv University of Culture and Art (2007).

Since arriving in Canada in 2002, Olena has been actively performing at the K-W Chamber Music Society, Centre in the Square (Kitchener), Maureen Forrester Hall (Waterloo), River Run Centre (Guelph), and Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto).

Aside from performing, Olena is an active and dedicated piano teacher whose students excel in festivals and RCM examinations.

Alla Lioudvinevitch piano teacher

ALLA LIOUDVINEVITCH

Piano

30 min - $30 | 45 min - $45 | 60 min - $60

Alla Lioudvinevitch (MMus) RCM certified teacher. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching. Lessons include music theory, ear training and sight reading. Her students achieved highest results in RCM examinations and KIWANIS. Alla’s goal is to provide quality private piano instruction for students of all ages to embody their full potential as musicians.

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ISAAC WILTON

Piano

30 min - $28 | 45 min - $42 | 60 min - $56

Isaac Wilton was born into an incredibly musical family in Saskatchewan, Canada. His talent and passion for piano was discovered at an early age. He has spent much time studying piano and music theory with Olena Klyucharova and Andriy Tykhonov, where he was influenced by the Russian Piano Tradition. During that time, Isaac was inspired to pursue a teaching career by his teachers. He was among the first to be admitted into Wilfrid Laurier University’s faculty of music, and has completed his exams with high grades. He plays for a few different events, such as weddings, accompaniments, and other entertainments. Isaac plans to pursue degrees in Education and Music, knowing that he wants to leave a legacy of education behind him. He is specializing in teaching younger beginners.

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SEAN NICHOLSON

Piano

30 min - $28 | 45 min - $42 | 60 min - $56

Sean Nicholson is currently a student in Wilfrid Laurier University’s music program. He studied piano for two years with Dr. Heather Taves before her retirement and continues to study piano with Anya Alexeyev and harpsichord with Cynthia Hiebert. He is a fervent music lover of many different genres from the classical canon in addition to jazz, blues and rock. Sean is active as a solo performer, chamber musician and accompanist for both singers and instrumentalists.

Born in Owen Sound, he has successfully competed in competitions at local and provincial levels in his 12 years as a pianist. Sean is specializing in the RCM method.  

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LISA SANTOPRETE

Piano

30 min - $28 | 45 min - $42 | 60 min - $56

Lisa Santoprete (ARCT) began her piano studies with Olena Klyucharova, where she was awarded her Associate Diploma in Piano Performance by the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University studying with Anya Alexeyev During her undergraduate studies Lisa studied at McGill University with Julia Gavrilova, and at the Conservatoire de Lyon in France. She has excelled in numerous competitions including the Canadian Music Competition, the Wilfrid Laurier Concerto Competition, and the OMFA Provincial Festival. Lisa specializes in teaching classical music, but also has experience with pop and jazz music.

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VICKY DVORACK

Violin

30 min - $33 | 45 min - $50 | 60 min - $66

Vicky Dvorak earned her degree in music performance from the University of Toronto under Lorand Fenyves and continued her studies at McGill University under Mauricio Fuks.
She has been teaching violin for over 40 years and has prepared students for all 10 levels of  Royal Conservatory Examinations and for performance in the Kiwanis Music Festival. She has experience teaching all ages and levels and has adjudicated at music festivals and taught violin in music camps. 

As a performing violinist, Vicky has been a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony for over 30 years and has performed in numerous orchestras and music festivals in Ontario and is also an experienced chamber musician.

Jacquelyn Redmond

JACQUELYN REDMOND

Violin, Viola

30 min - $30 | 45 min - $45 | 60 min - $60

Jacquelyn Redmond is a violinist hailing from Newfoundland. Ms. Redmond holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin and Composition (2018) and a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy (2022) from Memorial University (MUN). She is currently pursuing a Chamber Music Diploma (2023) under the guidance of Dr. Jeremy Bell and subsequently, the Penderecki Quartet at Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo). As a teacher, Jacquelyn strives to ensure each student is achieving their individual musical goals. Jacquelyn draws from RCM, Suzuki, Galamian and Violinkids methodology along with mainstream musical options of the student’s choice in order to offer a well-rounded musical experience.

Andrew Laughton guitar teacher

ANDREW LAUGHTON

Guitar, Piano

30 min - $30 | 45 min - $45 | 60 min - $60

Andrew Laughton (BMus) is an emerging young musician from Waterloo, Ontario. He has been playing piano since the age of 5 in the studios of Roselyn Pepper and Jason White. Andrew later started guitar at the age of 10 in the studios of Dave Rogers and Mariette Stephenson. He went on to receive an honours with distinction in his grade 8 RCM practical piano exam before entering Wilfred Laurier University.

Andrew has received high acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician, ensemble player, and composer. He received a Bachelor of Music in Performance with Distinction and was the recipient of the Academic Gold Medal for highest average in an honors program at Wilfrid Laurier University.

He was awarded Finalist in the 2018 “WLU Concerto Competition” and Semi-Finalist in the 2018 “Ken Murray Concerto Competition”, as the first ever guitar player to compete in both competitions. In 2019, he was invited to play as a soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

In August of 2019, Andrew joined the “Ekleipsis Guitar Trio”, taking over the position once held by renowned guitarist Terry McKenna, his studio professor at WLU. He is a founding member of Kitchener-Waterloo indie-folk band “Safe as Houses”.

Andrew is also a trained composer and has studied under Glenn Buhr, Linda Catlin Smith, and Cam McKittrick.

Howard Dych history harmony teacher

HOWARD DYCK

History, Harmony

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Howard Dyck is the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Consort Caritatis as well as the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Grand Philharmonic Choir (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Conductor Emeritus of the Bach Elgar Choir (Hamilton), Mr. Dyck is also known across Canada as the former programme host of Choral Concert and Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on CBC Radio.

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PATRICK MCINTOSH

Vocal

30 min - $30 | 45 min - $45 | 60 min - $60

Patrick McIntosh (BMus) is a classically trained singer from Atlantic Canada. Having found a deep love for singing at an early age, he spent his youth singing in a men’s barbershop chorus and quartet, learning the joy singing in harmony with others can bring. After his voice began to change he shifted to a classical focus which carried into his undergraduate and graduate studies. Patrick received a Bachelor of Music in voice from Dalhousie University in 2019, where he had the opportunity to sing with the Dalhousie Orchestra, and travel to Italy to participate in the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI). He was then presented with the opportunity to sing the titular role of Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Fiagro (The Marriage of Figaro) before attending the University of Calgary for a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance which he received in 2021 where he had the pleasure of singing works such as F. Schubert’s Winterreise. Patrick is energetic, approachable and has a passion for teaching others the joys of music and singing, and hopes to pass on this passion through his work. Currently he is pursuing a Masters of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eve Farber Art and Music class teacher

EVE FARBER

Art & Music Class

60 min - $24 (3 semesters - 12 lessons)

Eve Farber acquired her B.A. degree in Piano and Music Theory from Tchaikovsky musical college in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. Since graduation in 1996 she worked for various music schools as a teacher of music literature and solfeggio with children of 6 -13 years old. In 2005 Eve completes her B.D. degree in Fashion Design at Shenkar, College of Engineering and Design in Israel.

Guitar
Howard Dyck
Vocal
Eve
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