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Yoana Kyurkchieva


Yoana Kyurkchieva

RCM Certified
RCM Examiner
I have a creative approach to motivate students to exceed their artistic ability by cultivating a musical way of playing with sensitive tone quality, and solid technique. I strive to make piano lessons a positive, fulfilling, and rewarding learning experience. To be a good teacher, one should have a special talent and love for teaching. Not every great concert pianist can be a good teacher. It is possible only if you truly dedicate yourself to your students. I understand the importance of developing a solid teacher-student relationship based on trust, mutual respect and care. My main goal while working with students is to build their self-confidence and to guide them toward their career goals and individual interests. I constantly research new teaching methods, which combined with my extensive studies and experience can suit the personality and learning styles of each student.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate


  • 2010 - Doctor of Music - University of Alberta
  • 2007 - Master of Music - UNCSA
  • 2006 - Master of Music - National Academy of Music, Bulgaria

Professional development

  • FUNDAMENTAL KEYBOARD SKILLS - University of Alberta - 2014
  • Teaching Piano Assistant - University of Alberta - 2010

School Associations

  • Alberta Piano Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
  • Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
  • Coalition for Music Education in Canada - National
  • Music Teachers National Association - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner