Octavian Iacob (Piano, Theory & Composition)

BMus Composition, Masters Musicology, B Education

Octavian Iacob is an accomplished musician and teacher with over 15 years of experience. He has many areas of expertise, including conducting choir and instrumental ensembles, compositing and arranging, as well as solo performing and accompaniment

His musical journey began in Romania at age 5, studying piano and theory at the Public Music School with Angela Nemesh. HIs first public composition event was winning the first prize for “Youth Music Festival” performing his own Fantasia for Organ on a B-A-C-H Theme at the age of 15.

Octavian graduated from the Musical Pedagogy program with a Major in Classical Composition at George Enescu University of Arts, Faculty of Music, Romania, in 2001. He earned a Masters in Musicology in 2004 at the same university with a specialty in Piano Acoustics. He taught piano, theory and opera and ballet accompaniment at George Georgescu High school of Arts and Octav Bancila High school of Arts, for many years.

In Canada he graduated from the Bachelor of Education Program with Tyndale University, Toronto, and received his Ontario College of Teachers Certification in 2014. Octavian is currently completing his PhD in Musicology and Composition.

As a piano and theory teacher, Octavian is a passionate and enthusiastic leader, combining both traditional European and modern methods in a unique blend, instilling in his students the foundations for a life-long bond with music. 

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