Our Teachers

Amadeus Music Academy is unique in that that our teachers are outstanding concert musicians and performers, all possessing Masters degrees, which they received from world-renowned musical universities, including a vast portfolio of experience.

 

They are all familiar and trained using the Russian piano and violin technique and teaching methodic.

 

Our teachers educate their students not only on the skills of playing a musical instrument, but also the ability to demonstrate their newly-acquired knowledge with confidence on stages in and around Vancouver through the great power of expression, and further, influencing both the mood and feelings of the audience. Participation in annual competitions, festivals and performances held in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond can be found on our events page.

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Nick Sergienko

Owner of Amadeus Music Academy
Director & Head Teacher

 

Nick moved with his family from London, UK, to West Vancouver in 2005. Since then, he has been teaching and performing in both Canada and the US. Aside from 25 years of teaching experience, Nick’s main work over the last 20 years consists of concerts in England, Germany, Austria, France and other European countries, both as a soloist and alongside other musicians. He has graced the stages of well-known London theatres and concert halls, including George Bernard Show Theatre, London Astoria, Kensington Gallery Concert Hall, and Shepard’s Bush Empire.

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Nick emphasizes the Russian piano technique, taught to him by professor Jania Aubakirova, the student of world-famous pianist and teacher Mikhail Pletnev from Moscow State Conservatory, winner of prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Moscow.

Education

  • Masters degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy – National Music Conservatoire, Russia 1992
  • Bachelors in Piano Studies- National College of Music, Russia 1986
  • Diploma in Musical Studies: qualified in piano tuition, concerto accompanist, concertmaster, and orchestra piano soloist, Russia

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Piano and theory head teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver 2005-Present
  • Piano teacher/accompanist – Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music London, UK 1999-2005
  • Art Director & Stage Manager – Ministry of Culture and Art, Russia 1997-1999
  • Managing Director- Regional Centre of National Culture, Ukraine 1992-1996
  • Registered teacher and member of the British Columbia Music Teachers Association
  • Member of the Piano Teachers Federation
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Elia Sergienko

Administrator of Amadeus Music Academy
Senior Piano Teacher

 

Elia was born into a family of professional musicians; her parents are highly educated music teachers. Elia began piano lessons when she was five years old. She has 24 years of piano teaching experience in Russia, Ukraine, England, and Canada. She received a Masters degree diploma in musical studies, qualifying her as a piano teacher, chamber orchestra soloist, and concertmaster.

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Education

  • Masters in Musical Studies – National Musical Conservatoire, Russia 1992
  • Bachelors in Piano Studies – National College of Music, Russia 1986
  • Certificate Early Years Development – ‘Birth to three matters’, UK 2004
  • MMI – ‘Understanding music through movement’, UK 2004
  • Certificate MMI – ‘Drama and Play’, UK 2003

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Piano and theory senior teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver 2005-Present
  • Senior assistant and music coordinator – Montessori Neighborhood Nursery School, UK 2003-2005
  • Music teacher – London School of Russian Language and Literature, UK 1999-2003
  • Lecturer/piano tutor – Children’s School of Art and Music, Russia 1998-1999
  • Lecturer/tutor – Children’s Music School, Russia 1993-1995
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Ali Asgari

Violin Teacher

 

Ali has over 20 years of experience working as a violin teacher in schools, colleges and privately. He has worked in Iran, Ukraine and Canada and speaks English, Farsi and Russian to accommodate his students.

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Education

  • Masters in Music Program- National Academy of Tchaikovsky, Ukraine 1999
  • Course in Teaching Violin to Children – Revutiskiy Music College, Ukraine 1999
  • Violin Teachers Special Training Program – Kiev State University, Ukraine 1998

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Violin teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Private music teacher – Iran, Ukraine, Vancouver 1991-2015
  • Violin teacher – Technical Music School for Boys, Iran 2001-2003
  • Violin teacher – Technical Music School for Girls, Iran 2002-2003
  • Violinist/Soloist – Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Iran 1998-2008
  • Violinist – Iranian National Orchestra, Iran 1999-2008
  • Assistant principal violinist – Orchestra of Farhagsarhae Bahman, Iran 2002- 2008
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Sarah pak

Piano Teacher

 

Sarah began playing piano when she was five years old and moved to the United States at the age of 15. She won several competitions in US and continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance. She has performed in Korea, United States and Italy and participated in the well-known Musicisti American Festival (Italy) and in Admant Music Festival (US).

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A recipient of the Special Presentation Award at the Artist International Competition, Sarah was given the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall. Along with many recitals and performances, she has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Education & Awards

  • Masters in Music- Manhattan School of Music, USA 1997
  • Bachelors in Music – Manhattan School of Music, USA 1990
  • Master classes: Bruce Vogt, Walter Hautzig, John Perry, Abbey Simon, Lilli Kraus
  • Shephard Society Award
  • Corpus Christi Artist Competition
  • Ima Hogg National Artist Competition

Teaching and Performance Experience

  • Piano teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Piano teacher – Pacific Coast School of Music, Vancouver 2003-2017
  • Shadbolt Center for the Arts – James Cowan Theatre, Vancouver 2007
  • Carnegie Hall Debut Recital – Weill Recital Hall, USA 1998
  • The National Center for the Arts – Korea 1997
  • Piano teacher – Hoseo University, Hyoupseong University Korea, 1993-2002
  • Piano teacher – Sunny Music Studio, USA 1989-1990
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Emyr Honeybun

Piano Teacher

 

Emyr moved to Vancouver from Oxford, UK. He completed a Masters in Piano Performance at the University of Oxford in 2013, studying with Charlotte Tomlinson. He has also completed three years of conducting training under Dr. Keith M Griffiths, graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, Russia. Emyr has participated in master classes of Susan Tomes, Imogen Cooper and Professor Laurence Dreyfus.

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Education & Awards

  • Masters in Piano performance and pedagogy – University of Oxford, UK 2013
  • Bachelor of Music – University of Wales, Cardiff, UK 2012
  • Academic School Scholarship awarded by Cardiff University School of Music, UK 2009

Teaching & Performance Experience

  • Piano Teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Piano Teacher – The Marlborough Secondary School, Oxfordshire, UK 2015-2016
  • Piano Teacher – Cumnor Elementary School, Oxfordshire, UK 2014-2016
  • Private Piano Teacher, Oxford, UK 2012-2016
  • Assistant Conductor – Pendyrus Male Voice Choir, South Wales 2010-2012
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tina nguyen

Piano Teacher

 

Tina was born and raised in Germany, where she received a Bachelors and Masters degree at the prestigious Robert Schumann University under Professor Yumiko Maruyama. Her first piano lessons were based on the Russian teaching methodology by Professor Alexander Nikolaev, which she successfully carries on to her students with many years of teaching experience.

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Tina dedicated her Bachelor’s degree to study the fundamentals of piano teaching, as well as early musical education. In her Master’s degree, she deepened her musical abilities with a concentration in chamber music and as a piano soloist. Her passion for music, love for children, and education and knowledge of the Russian piano technique makes for a creative, working and fast-learning atmosphere in the classroom environment.

Education

  • Master of Music with a focus on piano performance – Robert Schumann University, Germany 2015
  • Bachelor of Music with a focus on music education and early musical education – Robert Schumann University, Germany 2011

Teaching Experience

  • Piano Teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Piano Teacher – Clara Schumann Municipal Music School, Germany 2015-2017
  • Piano Teacher – imusic Music School, Germany 2014-2016
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Nikola Markovic

Piano Teacher

 

Nikola moved to Vancouver from the United States, where he completed his Masters degree in piano performance at Georgia State University. Familiar with the Russian piano technique and teaching method, he participated in many international master classes, including those held by Kyoko Hashimoto, Sandor Falvai, Sergei Kurdjakov, Christoph Berner, Marina Lomazov, Rustem Hayroudinoff, Konstantin Bogino and Thomas Hecht, to name a few.

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Nikola won first prize at the 2016 American Protégé International Piano Competition, giving him the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Education

  • Masters in Piano Performance – Georgia State Music School, Georgia State, US 2015
  • Bachelors in Piano Performance – Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 2007

Teaching Experience

  • Piano Teacher – Amadeus Music Academy, West Vancouver Present
  • Piano Teacher – School of Music, University of British Columbia, Canada 2016-Present
  • Accompanist – Goh Ballet, Canada 2016-Present
  • Piano Teacher – Community Music Centers of Atlanta, USA 2013-2016
  • Teaching Assistant – School of Music, Georgia State University, USA 2013-2015
  • Piano Teacher – Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 2006-2009