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INSTRUCTORS & STAFF

BANDURA INSTRUCTORS
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TARAS MAHLAY
(IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL)

Bandura (all levels), Music Theory

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OLESIA HALII
(IN-PERSON)

Bandura (all levels)

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ALEX (SASHKO) SCHIDOWKA
(IN-PERSON)

Bandura (all levels), Poltavka-style

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MAKSYM MAHLAY
(VIRTUAL OR IN THE CINCINNATI, OH AREA)

Bandura (all levels), Music Theory, Poltavka-style

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ANDRIY MAHLAY
(VIRTUAL OR IN THE COLUMBUS, OH AREA)

Bandura (all levels)

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TAISA KULYK
(VIRTUAL OR IN the PHILADELPHIA, PA AREA)

Bandura (all levels)

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

TARAS MAHLAY

Head Administrator

IHOR MAHLAY

Past Administrator;

Past Head of the Bandura Educational Commission

LESIA MAHLAY

Website Administrator,

Social Media Manager

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PAST INSTRUCTORS

Andrij Bebko

Mykola Deychakiwsky

Marko Farion

Olesia Halii

Christina Hlutkowsky

Adriana Krasniansky

Oksana Pelts Krysa

Taisa Kulyk

Marta Lys

Andriy Mahlay

Ihor Mahlay

Maksym Mahlay

Natalia Basladynsky Mahlay

Oleh Mahlay

Taras Mahlay

Mykola Newmerzhytsky

Mariana Pelts

Alex (Sashko) Schidowka

Michelle Bycko Schidowka

Mykola Schidowka

Ivan Shmilo

Kvitka Sozanska

Svitlana Sozanska

Solomiya Stakhiv

Nadia Tarnawksy

Serhiy Yarema

Volodymyr Yarema

Irka Zawadiwsky

Luba Zawadiwsky

IN MEMORIUM:

Michelle Bycko Schidowka
(July 5, 1977 – September 10, 2018)
Student. Teacher. Singer. Bandurist.

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Michelle was a student at our school in the early 1990s, then an instructor in the 2000s, and even was a camp director and staff member for many years at Kobzarska Sich Bandura Camp in Emlenton, PA.

Kobzarska Sich holds a very special place in Michelle’s heart. It is also where she met her husband Nick, and where, today, her children Alex and Sophie attend during these special two weeks in August. It is one of the few places in the world where people gather to share in the beauty and love for the bandura.

After her death in 2018, a memorial fund and scholarship were established. The goal of the Michelle Schidowka Memorial Fund is to provide future children and students the ability to experience the music and beauty of the Kobzarska Sich. If you are interested in donating, click the link below.

Вічная Памʼять! Vichnaya Pamyat! Memory Eternal!
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