Formally educated through the Academy of Music and Dance Art Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Europe, Plamen completed a Master’s degree in musical pedagogy (MMus) and has more than 15 years of experience teaching Piano, Music Theory and Harmony. As a member of Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association (ARMTA) Plamen is participating in seminars and conferences to keep up with the highest levels of teaching standards. His philosophy is that every student needs an individual approach that best suits his/her musical aspirations and skills in order to achieve their musical goals.
Christina was formally trained as professional musician and music educator with more than 15 years of experience in the field.
- 2009, 2010 Mount Royal Conservatory Organ performance course
- 2007 Alberta Chapter Carl Orff Canada Calgary, AB Canada
- 2007 Orff Music Early Childhood music
- 1996-2000 University of Shumen, Bulgaria, Europe
- Music Faculty Bachelor in Music Education
- Major in Music Pedagogy, Piano, Voice performance, Accordion
- Member of Alberta Register Music Teacher association – ARMTA
- Member of Calgary Society of Organist
Mariyana holds a Grade 9 Level in RCM Piano. Her Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Music Education is evidence of her commitment not only to education but specifically to musical education as well. She has had 10 years of professional musical schooling, 13 years of playing experience and 5 years of musical teaching experience although she has spent much longer working in the school education system. She has been a choir accompanist, a church pianist, a choir member and a group-music teacher. Mariyana has also participated in the recordings of two Children’s Music CDs and one Christian Hymnals CD. Although strongest in the Classical genre, Mariyana can relevantly adapt to her students needs and goals, always keeping in mind the individuality of each student. She believes that effective teaching includes showing her students how to play and not only explaining how to play, so she keeps her skills sharp. She enjoys teaching Beginner to Intermediate students ages 5 and over. Her many years of working with children of different ages and backgrounds has taught her how to communicate knowledge and skills in a pleasant and effective manner. As a young child, her father exposed her to music and motivated her to study music herself. Her culture and her upbringing played a major role in developing her own passion for music and it is her desire to share that passion of music with her students.
Growing up in Bulgaria, Bilyana Raycheva started learning to play the violin at the age of 5. She obtained her teaching certificate at the University of Sofia then furthered her violin studies at the Conservatory in Geneva. While in Switzerland, Bilyana joined the Tibor Varga Chamber Orchestra and went on many European tours. A member of the Contemporary Ensemble of Geneva she has had the opportunity to work with renowned composers such as Luciano Berio and Mauricio Kagel.
Bilyana went on to share her passion for the violin at the Ecole des Jeunes at the Université de Montréal for nine years. She also taught music for five years at the Collège International Marie de France (in Montreal) before coming to Calgary. Since 2015 Bilyana lives in Calgary and works as a Music teacher in French Lycee Louis Pasteur.
Todd L. Davidson was born in Brantford, ON and started studying piano when he was 6 years old. He has A.R.C.T. In piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, & a BMUS Honours degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. He operates a private mobile music studio in Calgary, AB since relocating here in 1996.
He is accompanist for Calgary Italian Crescendo choir, and Painted Fish Theatre Company. He also plays keyboards & sings in local rock band, BARNEY RUMBLE.He has accompanied ballet classes, opera rehearsals, and has sang for CPO chorus, Bach Festival Chorus, RMSO chorus, COCC chorus & has performed as accompanist for Cowtown Opera. Past bands have included Impakt, Fasten-8, and Liquid Rhythm. He continues to be much in demand as a clinician, adjuditcator, educator & freelance pianist/keyboardist.