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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What's new

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.

Why Online-Only Lessons?

We've heard from many of you asking both when we will be able to return to in-person lessons, as well as why we are working only online with our students. The first answer is, we don't know. But the second answer is simple: safety. And we have the science to back it up.