Mrs. Ivanka Stefanov received a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance from University of Musical Arts, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She has been teaching piano and theory
professionally for over 50 years. Mrs. Ivanka performed with “SAR” trio and served as a Church Organist and Music Director for Presbyterian Church of Seffner and UMC Wellspring Church.
Mrs. Ivanka is an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, The Greater Pinellas and National Music Teacher Association, National Guild of Piano Teachers and serves as Bay Ridge Festival committee member. She has participated as a judge at Bay Ridge District Festival, Florida State Convention, National Guild and Midstate Music Teacher Association. Mrs. Ivanka is the founder and president of Academic Piano Studio.
Ms. Emi P. Stefanov earned a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Piano Performance from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. She has been actively teaching piano and musical theatre for over 25 years. Ms. Emi has been on the faculty of SMU Community Education, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Midlothian HS, Broadway Theatre Project, Hoffman Institute for Performing Arts/Ruth Eckerd Hall and is currently an Adjunct Music Professor at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus. In addition to teaching, Ms. Emi is in demand music director for various theatre companies, and recipient of numerous Lary Awards, Star Awards and 2014 Theatre Tampa Bay Award for The Mikado at freefall Theatre.
Ms. Emi is an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, The Greater Pinellas and National Music Teacher Association, Bay Ridge Festival committee member and FFMC Jr. State Convention Chair.