OUR TEACHERS

 

ANDRIY TYKHONOV

Director, Piano

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

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 Kiev in 1995; in 2001 he was awarded the Artist Diploma in Theory of Jazz and Jazz Pedagogy by the Kiev University of Culture and Art. In 2007, Andriy was awarded a Masters of Music degree from Kiev University of Culture and Art.

OLENA KLYUCHAROVA

Piano

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

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 Kiev, 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 Kiev 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

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

Alla Lioudvinevitch obtained University Degree in Music Education from Voroneg Pedagogical University. Alla was the music director in a preschool for over 15 years in Stary Oskol, Russia. It is at this school where she directed the Arts Program which included music, acting, fine arts and dancing.

ISAAC WILTON

Piano

30 min - $24 | 45 min - $36 | 60 min - $48

Isaac Wilton was born into an incredibly musical family in Saskatchewan, Canada. His talent and passion for piano was discovered at early age. He has spent last couple years studying piano and music theory with Olena Klyucharova and Andriy Tykhonov, where he got influenced by Russian Piano Tradition. At that time Isaac decided to pursue teaching career, he began to teach his younger sisters few years ago. He has also recently completed his Grade 8 RCM piano exam with an admirable grade. He played for a few different events, such as weddings, accompaniments, and other entertainments. Isaac plans to work towards a Bachelor of Education, and a music degree in the future, knowing that he wants to leave a legacy of education behind him. He is specializing in teaching younger beginners.

EMMA DUNBAR

Violin, Viola, Piano

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

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. 

NEIL DOUGLAS

Guitar

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

Neil Douglas (BMus, BEd) has over 25 years of studying and playing experience. He started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 10 with the Ontario Conservatory of Music in Orangeville, Ontario and classical guitar during grades 11, 12 and 13 in high school. He also studied classical guitar at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

YOGESH TRIPATHI

Guitar

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

Yogesh is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Community Music at Wilfrid Laurier University. He started playing  gigs as a Lead guitarist in and around Hyderabad not limiting himself to a particular genre, and he has continuously played numerous cross-genre gigs apart from his main genre Rock. He first performed at a college festival in Hyderabad winning away the title “Mr. Talent”. This followed by performances at a local charity- SOUL, ORSA a national level college fest, corporate shows for the likes of “MindTree” and “Valuelabs”, Promotional events for UCB (United Colours of Benneton), which then paved way for many other performances with various artists including Harini Rao, Peri Tyagaraja, Usha and many more. He leaded a class of about fifty corporate students to learn guitar at corporate organizations and music schools like “Value labs” and "Soundkraft". He co-founded hard rock bands like Zoravar, Black Pearl and Brown Bastards. In later years he experimented with genres like nothing before co-founding bands like Pahiya (Folk), Asfiya (Semi-classical) and Khanabadosh(Light classical), being a lead guitarist and enjoying his work throughout the whole journey. 

He also studies “Western Classical Orchestration” and writes classical orchestral compositions teaching music theory and guitar as part-time. The likes of Mozart, Bach, Dvorak, Beethoven, Malher, Chopin, etc is what he indulges himself in. He wants to keep educating, studying and composing in the field of Western Classical.  

WILLEM MOOLENBEEK

Saxophone

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

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 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.

NATALIA GLADYSHEVA

Vocal

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

Choir

60 min - $12 (semester 19 lessons)

Natalia Gladysheva is a graduate of the State Musical Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov located in Moscow, Russia. She studied choral conducting and worked as a concertmaster, vocal harmony teacher (solfeggio), and a vocal coach for a children’s pop choir. Natalia believes that any child has natural abilities to sing and harmonize, and singing in a choir is a great way to encourage and nurture their creativity. Studies have shown that choral singing promotes physical, intellectual and spiritual development of a child, helping you as a parent raise a well-rounded person. Choral singing of Slavic music can also help your child become more familiar with their roots and learn about the culture and the history of Slavic countries.

EVE FARBER

Art & Music Class

60 min - $20 (semester 19 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.

ELISA FRANCESCHINI

Art & Music Class

60 min - $20 (semester 19 lessons)

Elisa Franceschini is  a Fine Arts & Art History teacher,  graduated   in Art History and Drawing (Master degree) and in Fine Arts (Bachelor degree)  at the Academy of Fine Arts in  Rome, a prestigious  academic  system  for the Arts in Italy.

She is a skilled Artist with large  experience in Fine Arts techniques (Drawings, Painting, Printmaking, Calligraphy). Her personal work  blends a Romanticist and Impressionist  tinges with  a  personal and  contemporary vision, using different Fine Arts Techniques as Ink, Pencils, Pastels, Acrylic, Oil, Tempera  on canvas, paper and wood.

In March 2019, Elisa hosted first Art exhibition at Kitchener City Hall “Memories of a Traveller”.

MARGARITA TSURINOVA

Russian Class

60 min - $20 (semester 19 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.

 
 
 
 
 

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