Lily Li graduated from Queen's University with Bachelor's degree of Music education. Her university studies led her to be inspired by several of her professors to explore and create different pedagogical approaches in teaching both piano and music theory. As both a director and instructor at Alivena Inspirational Academy of Music and Arts, Lily is also a music instructor of the Canadian Life Education Growth Association and has served as a judge for many music competitions. She has been engaged in community charity activities and has been particularly active in Canadian and International concert events. As such, she encourages her students to participate in concerts, master classes, music competitions, and performances. Her students have participated in music festivals and competitions in both China and United States (representing Canada). She firmly believes that home and school are important to a child's musical development, and that children can only transcend the obstacles they face with the unflagging support of parents and family.
Team of Teachers
Alivena Inspirational Academy of Music and Arts is composed of a team of experts specializing in music education, music performance and music research. All of our teachers are well educated in music, internationally renowned and highly skilled. The academy determined to create a "innovative music art education," and believes that music can be creative, and inspirational to all. We regularly invited music professors and masters to give masterclass and many performance experiences to offer. All of our instructors are graduated from universities in Europe, Asia and North America. We also regularly invite professors and renowned musicians from universities to give students masterclasses.
Crystal is a music performance graduate from Coventry University, completed her intermediate from Raffles College of Higher Education in Art, Singapore. She also completed TEFL course provided by Toronto University. Music has been her biggest passion ever since she was kid and teaching and sharing the beauty of music have been her dream since she was in high school. She volunteered as both English and Music teacher in an orphanage and she felt the joy of sharing and teaching knowledge. During she stays in UK, she has participated in various activities that involves with teaching, such as volunteering as a teaching assistant in music class of primary school. She have desire to do everything possible to ensure that her students not only meet but indeed exceed all of the academic goals and targets set for them. She also feels that her strengths are her passion and commitment to teaching. Moreover, she always willing to work with other staff members and working efficiently as part of a team.
Rachel puts all her effort and commitment into teaching and working with her students. She’s a responsible and enthusiastic person who is very assistive in working as a teacher and finding a common ground with every student of mine. She has Diploma in Music Performance, Licentiate of Trinity College London Piano Recital with a distinction. She also has 9 years of teaching experience back in Malaysia. She’s able to speak and write in English, Chinese and Malay. She is always looking for opportunities to develop her music knowledge and piano techniques. She has participated in several seminars conducted by Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity College London. She has recently attended a seminar lectured by Alicja Fiderkiewicz in April 2017.
Vladimir begun studying piano at the age of 6 and continued his education in
Special Music School. He has earned a Bachelor in Music in Piano performance from The Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, Israel. Amongst Vladimir’s teachers, there were prominent pianists Boris Lvov Camp; Michael Boguslavsky. The years of studies at the Academy were devoted also to widening a piano repertoire. Vladimir received numerous acclaims for performances of pianos concertos by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. As of late, Vladimir has continued his studies with pianist Gregory Haimovsky in New York. Vladimir’s repertoire encompasses great classics and 20th century composers such as Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Scriabin, Ravel, Shostakovich, Schubert and others. Vladimir has numerous students who successfully accomplished advanced level and participated in music competitions and festivals such as Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition, Alexander Camp; Buono International Piano Competition, Kiwanis and others.
Michael Lukaszuk is a multifaceted musician with interests spanning composition, guitar performance and music technology. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He studied guitar in Toronto with Eli Kassner and at the University of Western Ontario with Wilma Van Berkel. As a guitarist he participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned artists such as Graham Anthony Devine, Philip Candelaria and Patrick Roux. As a composer his interests lie in the use of computers in music, and extending the classical guitar literature. His music has been performed at international festivals and conferences across Canada and the United States, and in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Romania and China. In 2017, Michael served on faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).
AMY (Jing Yan)
Pianist Jingdescribed as an “extremely sensitive and musical pianist with a natural flow and fluent phrasing” (Christina PetrowskaQuilico). She has a passion for engaging audiences with exciting performances and teaching piano. Jing received a Bachelor’s degree on piano performance from York University. She has trained from Christina PetrowskaQuilico who was named one of 20 “not to miss pianists” of 2014 by CBC Music and the next year deemed her one of The 25 Best Canadian Classical Pianists. In school period, Jing is honored as an excellent student. At the same time, she has been invited to perform with violins, clarinets and singers as a piano accompanist. Jing has dedicated to teaching; her hundreds of students can attest to her unique and effective teaching styles. Her students have maintained consistent high scores in RCM exams over the past years. By coaching students, they won first place on “The 6th OYMI International Music Festival”. At the same time, she has been awarded at “Outstanding Young Musicians International Music Festival” hosted by LEGAC International Arts & Cultural Exchange Centre LEGAC and Global Outstanding Chinese Artist Association.
All of our instructors are graduated from universities in Europe, Asia and North America. We also regularly invite professors and renowned musicians from universities to give students masterclasses.