Maya Djafarova, BA, MA - Piano, Professor - Principal, Art Director of Academy
Maya Djafarova, founder of Alania Music and Director of World Academy of Music. She is an experienced classical piano teacher and performer from Moscow, Russia (Master's Degree, Professor, Class Piano) member of Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association. Maya has over 35 years of experience teaching Russian classic piano style with attention to composition, sound and hand techniques; specializing in 7- ARCT grades and university level. The majority of Maya's students, upon graduation, continued with their careers in music and many went on to major in music at the University level. Maya's students have always had the best performances at piano competitions and received the highest ratings at piano exams. The classes always had a special atmosphere of warmth and friendliness.
Olga Gasparyan - B.M., M.M., Professor
Piano Performance and Music Theory Teacher
Olga Gasparyan is an experienced classical piano teacher and performer from
Russia (Bachelor and Master Degrees, Professor, Class Piano, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music).
Olga has thirty years of experience working in music schools. She has taught classes in
piano performance, piano duet and ensembles. She prepares students for participation in piano
concerts, competitions and festivals, and has performed as an accompanist to a diversity of
instrumentalists, singers and choirs. She easily connects with every student in order to interest
and involve them to the full extent in music creation. Olga show great patience working with students. Her
warm personality, personal approach have produced great results.
Oxana Samokhina - M.M., B.M., Professor
Piano Performance and Music Theory
Oxana Samokhina is an experienced classical piano teacher and performer from
Russia (Master's Degree with First Honours, Professor, Class Piano).
Oxana has twelve years of experience working in music schools, colleges and conservatories with children, adolescents and adults. She has taught classes in piano performance, piano duet and concertmaster. She prepares students for participation in piano concerts, competitions and festivals, and has performed as an accompanist to a diversity of instrumentalists, singers and choirs. She easily connects with every student in order to interest and involve them to the full
extent in music creation. Oxana show great patience working with young childrens. Her warm personality, personal approach have produced outstanding results.
Oxana creates a positive atmosphere for learning, progress and fun for her students. She takes special care to each student's individual needs and goals.
Adelya Bagirova - teaches piano, vocal and theory (preliminary to advanced).
Adelya Bagirova holds a degree in Piano Performance and Music Theory from Moscow Conservatory of Music,
and is a graduate of the Teachers College in Baku where she specialized in the pre-school department.
Adelya teaches classical, broadways, popular and modern styles.
Roufat Amiraliev - MM, BM, Professor
Violin, Viola Performer and Instructor
Roufat Amiraliev an established performer, conductor and teacher. He began studying violin at the age of five. He studied violin at the State University in Azerbaijan where he complited his Masters Degree and PhD studies. Rufat continued his studies at the International Chamber Music in Germany and Rigents College studying with teachers Walter Rademacher, Tomas Grossenbacher, Norbert Brainin and Martin Lovett.
Roufat Amiraliev is the 1st Violin and Viola at Canadian Chamber Academy, 1st Violin at Ontario Philharmonic, 1-st Violin,Concertmaster South Simcoe Opera House Orchestra and Sinfonia Toronto Chamber Orchestra.
Roufat is a gifted and dedicated teacher who has years of experience preparing students for exams and competitions.
Alexey Chekalev – MM, Professor Flute, Saxophone and Clarinet Teacher
Alexey Chekalev graduated from the St.Petersburg Conservatory named after NA Rimsky-Korsakov.
His teachers was the famous Russian professor Krasavin (clarinet & saxophone).
For Twenty six years he was teaching at the St.Petersburg Central Special Music School, teaching wind instruments.
Large private experience teaching children, both for the overall development and for admission to colleges
and music in higher music education. Alexey teaches RCM levels of flute, saxophone and clarinet.
He is a gifted and dedicated teacher who has years of experience preparing students for exams and competitions
Oleksandra Fedyshyn – BM,MM, Professor Renowned Violinst, Composer. Violin and Piano Teacher
Oleksandra Fedyshyn is a violinist and composer, who holds a Master’s degree in Music from The Lviv National Music Academy, M. Lysenko (Lviv Conservatory, Ukraine).
Oleksandra has performed as a member of symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles with concert tours in Europe (including performances INSO Lviv Orchestra with Sir James Galway and Leopolis Orchestra with Al Di Meola).
Her scores could be seen at the library of The Gaudeamus Foundation (the Netherlands).In addition to classical music, Oleksandra is a songwriter with CD recordings (“The Boat” album).
Oleksandra is a gifted and dedicated teacher who has years of experience preparing students for exams and competitions.
As a composer, she was awarded as the laureate of The First International Pianists and Composers Competition “Farbotony”. Her compositions were performed at Lviv Internaional Contemporary Music Festival “Contrasts”, The eights International Youth Music Forum (Kyiv, Ukraine), Youth Music Festival “Music of Millennium”, participation in master classes for composers (the 21st IMCM Summer Course for Young Composers, Warsaw, Poland), etc.
Stanislas Vitort – BM,MM,Professor Renowned Tenor and Vocal teacher
Stanislas graduated with a Masters of Music in Operatic Arts from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2003 where he studied
under Russian tenor Vladislav Piavko, one of the greatest soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre. Upon graduation,
Stanislas joined the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow where he expanded his repertoire, appearing in numerous concerts and recitals.
In 2004 he was selected to play a principal role in Moscow’s production of the worldwide hit show “We Will Rock You,”
in which he appeared for 75 performances at the Moscow State Estrada Theatre.
In addition, he has sung in concert at the Moscow Kremlin Hall alongside Brian May and Roger Taylor,
members of the legendary rock band “Queen.”
Last year Stanislas triumphed with a quarter final finish in the Russian television version of “The Voice,”
in front of over 40 million viewers.
Since moving to Toronto in 2005 Stanislas has participated in numerous concerts, music festivals, and productions, including the recording of his debut CD: From Broadway to Opera House.
In 2008 Mr. Vitort was a winner at the International Luciano Pavarotti Tenors Competition in St. Petersburg.
In 2009 he performed the role of Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, with the Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon under the baton of Lawrence Foster.
Mr. Vitort’s repertoire includes the roles of Herman in The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky), Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov), Cavaradossi in Tosca and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Macduff in Macbeth and Otello in Otello (Verdi), Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Canio in I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Don José in Carmen (Bizet), Hussar in Mavra (Stravinsky), and Andrea Chenier in Andrea Chenier (Giordano), among others.
Teaching experience since 2004, in Canada since 2005
Galyna Anno – BM,BA Renowned Piano and Vocal teacher
Galyna is an accomplished pianist and a vocalist who has taught piano and vocals since 1994. Working with singers as an accompanist as well as staging various musical productions were also a large part of her career. She has also had the experience in leading choral groups from 10-1800 people for festival and crusade performances. In addition, she is an expert in working with children and adults in community groups, schools and church ensembles.
Galyna graduated from the University of Culture and Performing Arts in Kiev, Ukraine with Bachelor's degree. She also studied solo piano, theory, harmony, vocal and education at Vinnitsa School of Music and Performing Arts. Galyna instructs in numerous genres including Classicals, Pop, Disney and Musicals.
University, performing at a variety of Ukrainian, Russia and Polish community events.
Dr. Aslan Gotov- BM., MA., PhD. Teacher, Renowned Composer and Arranger
Dr. Aslan Gotov is a highly experienced music teacher, renowned composer and arranger. After
graduating from music school he attended the pop-jazz Department College of Arts in Rostov-on-Don,
and then the Rostov State Conservatory. In 1993, he received the recommendation for admission to
graduate school, and joined the department of pop-jazz music in the Rostov State Conservatory,
majoring in jazz composition and orchestration in the class of People's Artist of the USSR
under professor, composer and conductor Murad Kazhlaev. In 2002, Aslan moved to Moscow
where he became a deputy director and arranger for Yu. Silantiev Academic Grand Concert Orchestra.
The whole period of its activity as a composer and arranger he successfully combined with teaching
classical and pop-jazz piano.
Nadia Lavrenova – BM, MM. Piano/Theory Teacher and Composer.
Nadia Lavrenova is an enthusiastic and dedicated piano teacher with over 10 years of successful
teaching and accompanying experience in Canada and Russia. She started her piano studies in
Ukraine, polished up her musical skills at the College named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, and in 2003
she obtained her Master’s degree from the Moscow State Gnesins Academy of Music. During
these years she participated in many concerts and festivals, performing both as a soloist and a
collaborative artist. She started her teaching career at the prestigious Music School in Moscow
and after moving to Canada, continued teaching piano and theory at the Ottawa school of Music.
“I love music, I love children, and I love my job”, says Nadia. Her style and method of teaching
piano enabled her students to become prize-winners of many piano competitions, as well as to
excel in their RCM examinations.