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OUR TEACHERS

 
Andriy Tykhonov teacher

ANDRIY TYKHONOV

Director, Piano

30 min - $32 | 45 min - $48 | 60 min - $64

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 - $32 | 45 min - $48 | 60 min - $64

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

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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ALLA KLIUCHAROVA

Piano

30 min - $26 | 45 min - $39 | 60 min - $52

Alla Kliucharova (MMus, BMus) is professional and experienced piano teacher, who recently came from Kyiv , Ukraine. She fluently speaks Russian and Ukrainian languages.

She graduated from Uman State Music College where she earned Bachelor Degree in piano performance, chamber music, piano accompaniment and teaching. In 1989 Alla graduated with Master degree in Magadan Pedagogy Institute.

Till March 2022 Alla was a piano teacher in Kyiv Music School #21. Her teaching experience is over 46 years; during those times she was able to raise a numerous festival and competition winners.

Her main goal is to help students grow the love and appreciation to music as well as develop their personality.

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ISAAC WILTON

Piano

30 min - $26 | 45 min - $39 | 60 min - $52

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.

Lauren Taylor

LAUREN TAYLOR

Violin, Viola

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

Lauren began her musical journey at the age of four in her hometown of Guelph, Ontario, where she studied at the Suzuki String School of Guelph for fifteen years.  She then attended Wilfrid Laurier University in the violin studio of Jerzy Kaplanek and the viola studio of Christine Vlajk, where she earned Alumni String Scholarships for outstanding performance and the Alumni Gold Medal for highest academic average in her graduating class. After her BMus, she completed the Chamber Music Diploma program, focusing intensively on string quartet playing with the Penderecki String Quartet. 

Lauren then went on to attend The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in the studio of Steven Dann on The Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation Scholarship, where she earned an Artist Diploma and stayed an additional year as an Orchestral Scholar. She was a founding member of the Formare Piano Quartet, second place prize winners of The 2019 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition. Lauren has also toured with The National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and performed as principal viola with The Royal Conservatory Orchestra and the Wilfrid Laurier University Symphony Orchestra.

Emma Dunbar violin viola teacher

EMMA DUNBAR

Violin, Viola, Piano

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

Emma Dunbar, originally from southern Alberta, grew up studying violin as well as piano.  She has been teaching piano, violin, fiddle and theory for the past eight years.  Her students have participated in festivals, recitals, community events and RCM exams.  Besides teaching private lessons, Emma also enjoys teaching group classes, especially orchestral sectionals and chamber rehearsals.   After completing her Associate Diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT), Emma successfully auditioned for several universities in both the violin and piano. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Music Performance, at Wilfrid Laurier University under the instruction Jerzy Kaplanek. 

Andrew Laughton guitar teacher

ANDREW LAUGHTON

Guitar

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

Andrew Laughton (BMus) is an emerging young musician from Waterloo, Ontario. He has been playing in bands since the age of 11.

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.

Willem Moolenbeek saxophone teacher

WILLEM MOOLENBEEK

Saxophone (Zoom classes only)

30 min - $32 | 45 min - $48 | 60 min - $64

Willem Moolenbeek enjoys a varied musical career that spans most genres and styles. He has performed throughout Canada and in the US. His focus in recent years has been to exploit the vocal qualities of the tenor saxophone in particular.

Mr. Moolenbeek is an artist/clinician for Jupiter Instruments and Vandoren Reeds presenting workshops and concerts at schools and universities. He teaches saxophone as part of the music faculty of the University of Waterloo (Conrad Grebel University College). He can be heard at his You Tube channel.

Howard Dych history harmony teacher

HOWARD DYCK

History, Harmony

Please, contact us for the price

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.

Eve Farber Art and Music class teacher

EVE FARBER

Art & Music Class

60 min - $22 (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.

Margarita Tsurinova Russian class teacher

MARGARITA TSURINOVA

Russian Class

60 min - $22 (3 semesters - 12 lessons)

Margarita Tsurinova is a graduate of Saint-Petersburg State University with major in Russian literature and a minor in Translation and Interpreting. She worked in a public school for a few years after graduation and moved to Toronto in 2009.  After coming to Canada, Margarita became very interested in bilingualism, especially Russian-English bilingualism in children. Margarita’s life-long goal is to help her own children and other families to keep Russian language as a fluently spoken home language. Margarita also feels passionate about introducing Russian speaking children to the Russian literature.In 2012 Margarita and her family moved to Waterloo region where Margarita graduated from Conestoga College as an Early Childhood Educator. Since then she is teaching Russian to children in as many ways as she can think of and the time allows.