News - Fall 2014

Here is a summary of my piano studio activities in 2013-2014:
  • In December everyone had fun and made music at my Senior Students’ Christmas Party.
  • On January 26th all 26 of my school-age students performed at my Class Recital held at the Music Gallery.
  • On June 7th two adult students made me very proud with their performances of Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu and Brahms’ Capriccio Op 76 #2 at ORMTA’s Adult Student Recital.
  • On June 15th we had a Piano Party at my home – lots of food and good music.
  • On June 26th Nicole Ing performed a Solo Recital to a full and very enthusiastic house in Agricola Lutheran Church. She played beautifully and later this summer passed her ARCT with First Class Honours.
  • Throughout the year my students participated in competitive music festivals (Kiwanis, CCC, and the North York, Davenport , Richmond Hill, Ukrainian and Lyons’ New Market Festivals). Altogether they performed 49 times and each student received at least one (but mostly several) 1st, 2nd or 3rd place certificates. Ten students were awarded one or more scholarships each and six were invited to perform in the Festivals’ Gala Concerts.
  • Thirteen students tried out for two ORMTA Scholarship Recitals, and all were successful. I was very happy with their performances and so was the jury as six were awarded scholarships.
  • Eleven students took RCM Examinations (one Grade 6, four Grade 8’s, four Grade 10’s and two Solo Performers’ ARCT’s), and all passed with very good marks.
With all this hard work my students became even better musicians and I am looking forward to further successes and even higher marks in 2014-2015!

Tanya Tkachenko

Tanya Tkachenko has been a faculty member of The Royal Conservatory of Music since 1966 and has sat on the Board of Examiners since 1968. Over one hundred of her students have completed the Conservatory's Certificate Program, obtaining the ARCT diploma in solo performer and teacher categories. Her students take a keen interest in their studies, and regularly win awards and scholarships at competitive music events. Many of them go on to continue their studies at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music.

Tanya started studying music in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Lysenko Special School for Talented Children. After continuing her studies in Germany she moved to Canada, where her teachers were Boris Berlin and Pierre Souvairan. She is a graduate of The Royal Conservatory and an alumnus at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. Tanya has toured Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia as an examiner, adjudicator, clinician, and performer.

Tanya has since moved from The Royal Conservatory to her private teaching studio at home. She continues to offer piano lessons to serious students with a strong interest in music. For more information, please call her at the number listed in the top right corner.

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