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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.


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Tofa Abdullayeva - B.M., M.M., PhD.

Professor Tofa Abdullayeva. In 1972 she graduated from the Azerbaijan State Conservatory. In 1979 she completed her postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory under Professor M.S.Voskresenskiy. In the period from 1980 to 1986 she worked as the head of the music department of the Pedagogical University. From 1986 to 2019 she worked as a piano teacher at the Bul-bul Special Music School. For many years she gave solo concerts in Baku, Tbilisi, Moscow, Toronto. Since 2019 he has been working as a piano teacher at the World Academy of Music. She constantly gives concerts in Canada as part of the Prater Chamber Ensemble.



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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.



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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.


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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



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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.



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Jozsef Botos
Guitar Teacher and Composer.

Jozsef Botos was born in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He was raised in a musical dynasty, and because of this, music has always been second nature to him - it is in his bones. It wasn't until age 11 that his father surprised him with his first guitar, which allowed him to channel his gifts towards classical music. He was instructed by influential classical guitar teachers such as Ede Roth, and later student of Alexander Swete and Alvaro Pierri’s class of the Music University Vienna. His jazz guitar teacher was Istvan Gyarfas, and since the age of 14, Jozsef has been performing regularly before large audiences. Jozsef is composing, writing and recording music since he is 20 year old. His cousins, Frank and Robi Botos, inspired him to get a solid grip on jazz. From then on, he mastered both classical and jazz guitar styles and loved the dance between them. Throughout his university studies, he won multiple awards from various international classical and jazz guitar competitions such as: Szeged Guitar Festival, Kutna Hora Guitar Festival, Rust Guitar Festival, Beograd Guitar Festival, Esztergom Guitar Festival, Naxos Guitar Festival, Mottola Guitar Festival, Budapest Bartok Radio and Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. At age 18, Jozsef received 3rd place at the International “Attila Zoller” Guitar competition in Bartok, Budapest, where the chairman of the jury was Pat Metheny.



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Frank Martinez
Drummer, Percussionist and Music Teacher.

Frank Martinez graduated with honours from Conservatory “Amadeo Roldan” and Orchestral Percussion and Piano at the University of Arts in Havana, Cuba. JUNO Award Nominated 2020, JUNO Award Winner 2021 Independent Music Award of Jazz and World Music. Full time teacher. He has worked with music schools in Ottawa and Toronto. In Ottawa he was fortunate to have Xavier James Trudeau, The eldest son of the current Prime Minister, as a student for about 3 years. Been playing percussion for over 19 years, he is a specialist in World Percussion and drumming. and recognized for playing and recording with great musicians..