Andriy Tykhonov (M.Mus, B.Mus) is recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading jazz pianists. After studies in classical piano, he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995; in 2001 he was awarded the Artist Diploma in Theory of Jazz and Jazz Pedagogy by the Kiev University of Culture and Art and in 2007 a Masters of Music degree. Since 1996, he has been a regular musical attraction in nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, and Ukrainian cruise ships. In 2002 Andriy came to Kitchener, where he teaches at his studio ACCENT PIANO STUDIO. In 2010 Andriy became director of KW SCHOOL OF MUSIC and a part-time teacher at Conrad Grebel University College. Andriy has performed with artists such as Dave Young (bass), Reg Schwager (guitar), Don Thompson (piano, vibes, bass) and many more. His performing genres include swing, bossa nova, samba, ballad, movie themes, ragtime, rock, blues, country and Russian and Ukrainian folk music.