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Faculty

PIANO STUDIES

Antonia de Wolfe, M.Mus., B.Mus., D.Mus.
Lili Imastounian, D.Mus., B.F.A.
Suzanne Marfise, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Marina Grigoryan, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Aida Khorsandi, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Vladimir Soloviev, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Olga Ostrizhnia, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Katherine Cao, B.F.A., A.R.C.T.


WOODWINDS AND BRASS INSTRUMENTS

Leonid Sprikut, Ph.D., M.Mus., B.Mus.
John Mills, M.Mus., B.Ed.
Bryan Covey, M.Mus., B.Ed.

VOCAL STUDIES

Jennifer Kee, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Justin Welsh, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Helena Holl, M.Mus.
Marina Grigoryan, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Aida Khorsandi, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Katherine Cao, B.F.A., A.R.C.T.
Sara Chen, B.F.A.

VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO
CONTRABASS



GUITAR

Alexander Gangurean, D.Mus.
Arpad Josephson, D.Mus., B.Mus.
Tatyana Demyanenko, M.Mus., B.Mus.

John Mills, M.Mus., B.Ed.
Ramon Taranco, B.F.A.
Matthew Berman, B.F.A.
Brendan Snow, B.Mus., B.Ed.
Alex Gauvin, B.F.A.

CONDUCTING STUDIES AND INTERPRETATION

Kristian Alexander, M.Mus., M.A., B.Mus., B.A., D.E.S.S.G.O.C.


Antonia de Wolfe, M.Mus., B.Mus., 
Piano Studies and Interpretation, Music Theory


Ms. Antonia de Wolfe has graduated with a degree in piano performance from the George Enescu Institute of Music in Bucharest, Romania and, later, with another degree from the Central School of Music affiliated with the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. She has also graduated from the Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she studied with Sergio Perticaroli, and has earned a Master in Music (piano performance) degree from the University of Toronto. In addition, Ms. de Wolfe has studied with Maestro S. Petricaroli at Mozarteum Hochschule für Musik in Salzburg (Austria). Ms. de Wolfe has given several recitals and concerts in some of the finest concert halls in Bucharest, Moscow, Rome, Paris, Salzburg, and Toronto. She has also taught piano at the Columbus Centre, Cosmo school of Music, and Koffler Music School. As a collaborative pianist and accompanist, she has been in great demand for several productions of the Centuries Opera Association, Toronto Opera Repertoire, Palestrina Choir, Ethobicoke Centennial Choir, and others. Ms. de Wolfe is a registered teacher with Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 44667).


Olga Ostrizhnia, M.Mus., B.Mus.  
Piano studies and interpretation, Music Theory

Ms. Ostrizhnia received her B.Mus. degree from the College of Arts in Russia, majoring in Piano Pedagogy and Collaborative Piano. She continued her musical education in Ukraine, where she graduated from Kharkiv National Kotlyarevsky University of Arts, with a major in Piano Pedagogy, Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music. As a Piano Teacher and Accompanist, she has more than 20 years of experience. Ms. Ostrizhnia is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 101246) where nearly all of her students received First Class Honors at their examinations. She also teaches piano at Golden Lark School of Arts (North York).


Leonid Sprikut, Ph.D., M.Mus., B.Mus.  
Woodwinds and Brass, Music history and Theory

Mr. Sprikut holds a MMus in Music Education from the University of Toronto , as well as Master of Music in Performance Diploma cum laude from the Moscow P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance Diploma cum laude from Moscow State Conservatory Music College. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Wind Ensemble Conducting from Moscow State Conservatory Music College. As a professional clarinettist and saxophonist Mr. Sprikut has been affiliated with many symphony and chamber orchestras around the world, such as Moscow State Ministry of Education Symphony Orchestra (Principal Clarinet), Moscow State Academy of Music Opera Theatre (Principal Clarinet), New Jerusalem Symphony (Principal Clarinet), Israeli Operetta Theatre (Principal Clarinet), and was a member of a Moscow State Conservatory Woodwind Quintet.

As a soloist, Mr. Sprikut performed in Russia , Israel , USA , Canada , and has taken part in various International Music Festivals, such as International Klezmer Music Festival in Zfat , Israel. Among his teachers were the internationally renowned Vladimir Sokolov (Principal Clarinet for The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet at the Moscow State Conservatory) and Dr. Scott Bridges (Professor of Music and Clarinet at the Alabama University School of Music). Mr. Sprikut started teaching in the early 1980’s, while a student at the Moscow State Conservatory and was one of the founders and first teachers at the Special Music School for Woodwind Instruments in Moscow , Russia. Later, in Israel he worked as a teacher for a Music Project of the Municipality of Jerusalem and was a Music Director of The Youth Jerusalem Wind Orchestra, where his duties included selection of repertoire for the Orchestra, auditions, public relations, and foreign tours. He has taught wind instruments, piano, and music theory privately and in groups at his studio, at varous schools and at the Music College. Mr. Sprikut has been affiliated with iMA since 2006. He is experienced and successful in teaching students at different levels and ages from 7 to 70. Mr. Sprikut is also the conductor of the iMA Jazz ensemble, which successfully performed at the IMA summer music Festival in 2009. His students constantly win local and international music competitions, hold principal positions in students’ and professional bands and symphony orchestras, and participate in a variety of musical activities in Canada and abroad.

Mr. Sprikut gives master classes and adjudicates music competitions and festivals in Israel , Russia and Canada. He is a member of Ontario Music Teachers Network and a Teaching Assistant in the instrumental class at the University of Toronto. Currently, Mr. Sprikut is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto where his research interests include music pedagogy and culture. His research papers were accepted and presented at several international conferences, such as 2010 international Conference in Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the ISME World Conference 2010 in Beijing , China. Mr. Sprikut possesses strong knowledge and excellent skills for teaching the classical style, as well as the jazz, folk, and music of modern composers. Determined to bring out the best of his students, Mr. Sprikut is one of the most highly recommended teachers in the GTA. He has been teaching wind instruments, piano, and music theory for over 25 years. Mr. Sprikut is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 60140) and is fluent in English, Hebrew, Russian.


Justin Welsh, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Vocal Studies and interpretation

Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, baritone Justin Welsh is trained classical singer by achieving his Master’s in Music at the University of British Columbia.  Recently, he was a former member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. He was featured as Ari in the world premiere of the Ensemble production of Swoon and took the role of Fiorello in the mainstage production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.  Previously he has been seen as Papageno in The Magic Flute in the Andrew Porter production for the COC Ensemble and covered the roles of Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and Wagner in Gounod’s Faust. For his Operatic development, he also participated in young artist programs in the Czech Republic and Germany, with Pacific Opera Victoria, and Opera Nuova where he sang the role of Sid in Albert Herring. At the C.O.S.I. program in Sulmona, Italy, he was featured as the philandering Spanish Count in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Through his classical training, Justin has won various awards for his vocal abilities.  These include first place in the Kurt Weill Competition, an encouragement award from the Louis and Christina Quilico competition, Jacquliene Desmarais Award and he placed in the Metropolitan Opera Regional Finals in Seattle in 2004.  Although strongly classically trained, Justin has shared an affiliation for many vocal art forms which include Musical Theatre, some Jazz and Pop singing.  During his youth, he went from a church choir soloist to the assistant conductor.  During that time, he aspired to enter the Musical theatre and Pop vocal world.   He has done a handful of musicals, which include The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and Arvide in Guys and Dolls.  


John Mills, B.A., B.Ed.
Guitar Studies, Ukulele, Music Theory

Mr. Mills has earned his Bachelor of Education degree from York University and music certification from University of Toronto. He brings over 25 years of teaching experience to the International Music Academy in various guitar styles, music theory and numerous bluegrass instruments. For many years, Mr. Mills taught all the concert band instruments for the Toronto District School Board. His youth stage bands performed at Ontario Place and numerous Community Centers, while his choirs were featured on children’s television. He organized Master classes for the Scarborough night studies programs for many years, along with teaching at various music schools throughout the city. As a performer, he was lead guitarist for the Arrivals for two years before touring with the Elvis Memories retro show. His caring, unique, multi-resource approach to teaching has met with measured success throughout his instructional career. Mr. Mills is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 66242).


Helena Holl, M.Mus.
Vocal Studies and Interpretation

Mrs. Holl began her vocal studies at the Moscow Gnesins Musical Academy, followed by a private class with the legendary Boris Pokrovsky of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. She has performed in numerous productions of the Moscow Operetta Theatre, Stanislavsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, Xanten Arena Theatre in Germany, Bromberg Opera Nova Theatre in Poland and several opera theatres in France, Austria, Holland, and Switzerland. In North America, Mrs. Holl has performed at the Ford Centre for the performing arts and CBC Glenn Gould studio in Toronto, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, Arlene Schnitzer Hall in Portland, Cerritos Centre in Los Angeles, Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, Chrysler Theatre in Windsor, among others. As a dedicated vocal pedagogue, Mrs, Holl has been a member of the Faculty at Columbus Centre, Bravo Music School, and the International Music Academy. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 62274).


 

Matthew Berman, B.F.A.
Guitar Studies and Interpretaton

Matthew Berman is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has been studying music since the age of 5 and found his passion for guitar at the age of 7. For the last 24 years Mr. Berman has been learning many styles of music from jazz to classical to rock and funk and blues. Teaching guitar for the last 10 years has introduced Matthew to many different types of music. He has been performing live throughout Ontario/Quebec and the United States for the last 18 years and still continues to play 50-60 shows a year with his own jazz rock trio.


Arpad josephson, D.Mus., B.Mus.
Violin Studies and Interpretaton, Music Theory

Arpad Josephson has earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Western Ontario (London) and a Diploma in Orchestral training from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). He has over 20 years of experience performing with Symphony Hamilton, Windsor Symphony, Niagara Symphony, Oshawa Symphony, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Hamilton Camerata, Ensemble Unterweg, and Royal Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra. He has also taught violin, piano, and music theory at Hamilton School of Music.


Suzanne Marfise, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Piano Studies, Music Theory

Ms. Suzanne Marfise has graduated with honours from the University of Toronto, after earning an ARCT in piano performance and music theory from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has taught piano and theory in the Greater Chicagoland in the Illinois (USA) where she was also an Accredited member of the Chicago North Shore Music Teacher's Association. After moving to Toronto in 2004, Ms. Marfise has established herself as an expert in teaching piano to all ages. She strives to develop and interpret teaching concepts as required, in order to maintain the student's interest while, at the same time, keeping the required curriculum at the forefront. She has taught piano of different genres including, classical, jazz, blues and pop/Broadway, as well as music history, harmony, and voice. She provides a well-balanced learning experience that focuses on building strong technical background and flourishing self-expression. Her students are consistently prepared to graduate with 1st Class Honours and Honours with Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music, from the early beginners to the Associates of the RCM (ARCT).


Marina Grigoryan, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Piano Studies, Vocal Studies and Music Theory

Mrs. Marina Grigoryan holds several degrees from the Russian Music Colleges and the Moscow State University.  She taught various disciplines such as piano (Royal Conservatory of Music, classical, jazz, Broadway, and pop), voice, harmony, ear-training, improvising, composing as well as choir conducting and jazz ensembles. She possesses a vast knowledge and is very passionate about teaching music as part of creating well-rounded students with freedom of self-expression through music, strong technical skills and excellent performance habits. In addition to teaching at the International Music Academy, Mrs. Grigoryan is also on the faculty at Milton school of music and maintains a busy private studio. She is also a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Jennifer Kee, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Voice Studies and interpretation

Jennifer Kee is a Toronto based singer with a wide range of performing, teaching and adjudicating  experience. After graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Music in 2005 Jennifer went on to pursue a Masters degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario. There she studied voice with Ted Baerg, Irena Welhasch Baerg and Christiane Riel and performed several leading roles with UWOpera.

 As a seasoned performer and teacher of many styles, Ms. Kee has a unique understanding of how to "cross over" between classical, musical theatre, rock and popular singing technique. Ms. Kee has appeared in theatres all across North America with the Toronto-based concert series Classic Albums Live, an organization that performs classic rock albums in their entirety. She has been featured on Rumours, Hotel California, A Night at the Opera, Bat Out of Hell, Led Zeppelin I and Led Zeppelin IV and Dark Side of the Moon.

Jennifer's theatre credits include 80's Solid Gold (Stage West Calgary), Twist and Shout: A British Invasion, Legends of Rock and Roll, Canadian Legends (Drayton Entertainment), Fiddler on the Loose II, Country Sunshine (Victoria Playhouse) Hair: A Tribal Love Rock Musical, Ring of Fire (The Grand Theatre) and Cosi Fan Tutte, The Masked Ball (Canadian Opera Company). Jennifer is also an avid songwriter and has recently released her debut album No Regrets which has been featured on the CBC.


Brendan Snow, B.Mus., B.Ed.
Guitar Studies

Raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Brendan Snow is an experienced guitarist and pianist with nearly twenty years experience, having obtained his Bachelor of Music from Carleton University and Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. His passion for both instruments lead to his involvement in many musical activities during his high school years, including jazz ensembles and musical theatre pit bands (including Copacabana and The Pyjama Game). He continued his music studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 2012 and studying jazz, fusion, and improvisation under the guidance of guitarist Wayne Eagles. In the years since then he has focussed on writing and recording (including lead guitar and primary songwriting with Ottawa-area metal band “Carneia”), taught numerous private students from a wide range of skill levels and musical backgrounds, and expanded his teaching experience to the public classroom setting with a Bachelor of Education (specialising in Intermediate/Senior Music and History) from the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. Mr. Snow's love of music spans many genres, from rock, metal and jazz to classical, folk and hip hop. Mr. Snow is a registered teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT 671676).


Bryan Covey, B. Mus., B. Ed., D. Mus., OCT
Woodwinds and brass

Bryan Covey earned his Bachelor of Arts (Music Education) and Artist Diploma (Music Performance) from the University of Western Ontario, as well as his Bachelor of Education in Music from the University of Windsor. Bryan has over 25 years of experience in music education - teaching in classrooms and private lessons. Bryan comes from a musical family, where his father is a jazz bass player and his grandfather was an accomplished trumpet player. While in high school in Windsor, Ontario, Bryan had his own band, performed on flute with the International Youth Symphony, and was a regular guest sitting in on saxophone with renowned Detroit area jazz artists. As a professional musician, Bryan has performed on flutes, clarinets, saxophones and other wind instruments with: Joan Rivers, Franky Valli, Della Reese, Mickey Rooney, orchestras, small ensembles, the Shaw Festival, musicals, and a variety of jazz, rock, funk, pop, country, Italian, Irish, and Middle Eastern music ensembles. He is currently working on a new project with his wife on vocals, where they incorporate traditional folk songs and popular music from her home country of China, with that of Western influenced jazz and Latin rhythms. Bryan brings a dynamic teaching style, experience with all ages, and is determined to bring out the best in all of his students. Bryan also teaches English and Math in after school and adult upgrading programs.


Alex Gauvin, B. A.
Guitar studies and interpretation

Alex Gauvin has recently moved to southern Ontario after completing his B.A. in jazz guitar at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. In addition to guitar he also became proficient at bass and drums, having performed on all three in various university’s ensembles, where he became the bandleader in his upper years, and his own bands where he also often took on a leadership role. Alex Gauvinis not just experienced in jazz, but has taken a special interest in contemporary music in all its iterations, including hip-hop, rock, folk, funk, blues, musical theatre and modern forms of classical music. He is also proficient in teaching history, theory, composition, improvising, recording, instrument construction, forming and sustaining a band large or small, researching and critiquing, and promoting.


Ramon Taranco, B.F.A.
Guitar Studies, Music Theory

Ramon Taranco was born in Havana Cuba to a Mexican-American mother and a Cuban father. The family immigrated to Toronto, Canada when Ramon was 5 yrs old. As a teenager, Ramon taught himself to play guitar and soon was playing in Rock, R ‘n B, and Blues bands. He also studied violin and played in his high school’s orchestra. After hearing Andre Segovia perform at Massey Hall, Ramon was inspired to play classical and Spanish solo guitar music so he embarked upon six years of studies at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music. Ramon studied Classical guitar with Norbert Kraft, Carl van Fleggelin, Eli Kassner, world-renowned Cuban classical guitarist Leo Brouwer, and with British master, John Mills. He studied solo jazz guitar with the legendary Lenny Breau and jazz improvisation with former Duke Ellington band member, flugelhorn player, Fred Stone. While living in NYC, Ramon studied with flamenco guitar master Dennis Koster.

As a guitar teacher, Ramon has experience on many levels. While still a student at the RCM, Ramon received a teaching position at the Koffler Centre for the Arts under the direction of then TSO conductor Victor Feldbrill - a position he held for four years. While still living in Toronto, Ramon received four Ontario Arts Council "Artist in the Schools" teaching grants that opened the doors for Ramon to teach improvisation and guitar in four Toronto area high schools. During this time Ramon further educated young people through performances of his concert/lecture program "A Guitar for All Seasons" which he presented in numerous schools, colleges and libraries all over Ontario - as a member of Prologue to the Performing Arts and on his own. Ramon was also the music consultant, band coach, and guitar instructor for the film P.C.U. (20th Century Fox). In 1994 Ramon moved to NYC where he taught guitar lessons in his private studios in Manhattan and Queens and also at the Astoria School of Music. Ramon currently teaches at Markham’s International Music Academy and is preparing to record his third CD of original music. [ www.ramontaranco.com has testimonials from guitar students and music teacher colleagues ]

As a composer Ramon has received both Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council grants for composition. As a recording artist, he received an Ontario Arts Council Multi-Cultural recording grant and a F.A.C.T.O.R recording grant. Taranco later became a F.A.C.T.O.R adjudicator. Ramon's compositions have been featured in films: “L'Hombre” for the Canadian Film Center and NYC documentary, “Poverty Outlaw.” Ramon has released two CD's of original music which have received airplay in fifty countries (for example Radio Havana, Cuba; and Spanish National Radio) and have placed in the top 10 of world beat, blues, jazz and roots music radio charts. [www.ramontaranco.com has CD reviews from international DJ’s and music journalists ]

As a performer of classical, blues, jazz, and worldbeat music in the Toronto music scene, Ramon played solo, in duos and in bands: live on CBC radio shows (Morningside, Musical Friends), and in concerts (Hart House Theater U of T, Harbourfront’s Waters Edge Café and Brigantine Room, St. Lawrence Centre, Ontario College of Art, Laurentian University) in clubs and in restaurants (The Riverboat, Top of the Senator, C'est What.) While residing in New York for 18 years, Ramon frequently performed on radio (WBAI). As a soloist and in duos with (jazz violin, percussion, blues harmonica) and band situations, Ramon has performed in concert at the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art’s World Beat Jazz series ,Bronx Museum of Modern Art African Heritage Day, The Queens Museum of Art, Harbor Jazz Festival, Manhattanville University, Monroe College, New York State University @ Stoney Brook, Hellenic Cultural Center, Javits Center Latin Heritage Month celebration for the City of NY, Newark Public Library( blues concert celebrating Martin Luther King Jr's birthday ) Brooklyn Academy of Music Majestic Theater: onstage guitarist in small ensemble for the opera "Missionaries" by Liz Swados; in NYC night clubs, restaurants and bars such as The Groove, Izzy Bar, Fannies, La Belle Epoque, Mozart Cafe, Finally Freds, Rose’s Turn and Cornelia Street Cafe: Soul of the Blues Festival.

Lili Imastounian, D.Mus., B.F.A.  
Piano Studies, Music Theory

Mrs. Imastounian has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Honours) from York University (Toronto), along with a Diploma in Musicology, a Diploma in Piano Pedagogy, and a Diploma in Piano Performance. She brings to the International Music Academy over 25 years of valuable experience teaching piano and theory to students of all ages and levels. Mrs. Imastounian has been on the Faculty of New Conservatory of Music, Federal Conservatory of Music, Scarborough Parks and Recreation, and School for Music and Art. In addition to a great passion for teaching music she also has a passion for languages; she speaks fluently English, French, Russian, Armenian, and Arabic. During the past almost three decades, Mrs. Imastounian has prepared over 1,000 students for various competitions, recitals, concerts, and examinations. Mrs. Imastounian is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 21006).


Aida Khorsandi, M.Mus., B.Mus.  
Piano studies and interpretation, Voice, Music Theory

Ms. Khorsandi graduated with a music performance degree in piano and voice from the Art University of Tehran. She continued her studies in Finland where she has earned a master degree in music psychology from the University of Jyväskylä. Majoring in developmental psychology of music provided Ms. Khorsandi with substantial knowledge and experience in preparing customized piano and voice studies programs based on the student’s mind and body, social aspects and cognitive abilities. In addition to teaching, Ms. Khorsandi also writes scientific articles in English and Persian journals and performs as a jazz lead singer in various ensembles. Ms. Khorsandi is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Tatyana Demyanenko, B.F.A.
Violin Studies and interpretation, Piano Studies

Ms. Tatyana Demyanenko started her music studies at the age of 5 with the great teacher, violinist and conductor Andrey Yavtuhovich in Belarus. At the age of 11 she was a winner of Belarus State Competition of Young Musicians. She has earned a Diploma of Music Teacher and Orchestra Soloist, with a double major in violin and piano). Ms. Demyanenko has also earned a Diploma of Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Soloist from the Belarus Academy of Music. Ms. Demyanenko started her professional musical experience as a soloist of the Belarusian State Orchestra for Opera and Ballet. She performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio and TV Orchestra of Belarus. She has also performed with the “Golden Strings of Israel” - a world-renowned ensemble of violinists conducted by Michael Parkhomovsky. In 1998, Ms. Demyanenko continued her career in Canada where she performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra as well as many other orchestras in the Greater Toronto Area. Ms. Demyanenko has a solid teaching experience in both violin and piano and is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Sara Chen, B.F.A.
Vocal Studies and interpretation, Suzuki Piano

Ms. Sara Chen has earned her Bachelor degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from XingHai Conservatory of Music. As an accomplished musical artist and over 15 years of teaching experience, Ms. Chen is able to perform and teach a variety of songs and genres including opera and art songs, musical theatre, folk and pop songs. She understand the technical elements as well as the creativity needed to be successful in vocal music. She teaches students of all ages and levels, and enjoy seeing them progress achieving their own success, dreams and goals. Ms. Chen also teaches Suzuki piano as well. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME 61054).


Alexander Gangurean, D.Mus.
Violin Studies

Mr. Alexander Gangurean has graduated from the Moldova National Academy Music with a double degree in Violin performance and Violin pedagogy. He has performed as a principal violinist with the National Opera House of Moldova Symphony Orchestra, Quartet "Ad libitum", and lately with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. He has over 12 years teaching experience in Russia, United Kingdom, and Canada. He is a registered teacher with the Royal conservatory of music (RCME 63443).


Katherine Cao, A.R.C.T., B.F.A.
Piano Studies, Music Theory and History

Ms. Katherine Cao has graduated from University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts degree and with an A.R.C.T. diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She has taught piano, voice, music theory, and music history to students of all ages and levels. Ms. Cao is a Member of Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and is on the faculty of the Sonata Music School in Toronto. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCME No. 100434).

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