Professional music instruction through expertise and inspiration


Lisa Toth
(Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, NYSSMA & Audition prep.)

Ms. Toth was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and studied privately with three Detroit Symphony violinists.  She was appointed concertmaster of the Detroit Civic Orchestra in its inaugural season, and was privileged to play under the batons of Kenneth Jean and Maestro Antal Dorati.

Since relocating to Rochester, NY in the 1980's, Ms. Toth has been very active in the musical scene here.  She has played with the Greece Symphony, the U of R Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and is a member of Rochester Morning Musicale and Fairport Musicale.  She graduated, cum laude, from Nazareth College in 1997 with double majors in Violin Performance and Music Education.  In 2000, Ms. Toth founded and conducted her own orchestra, the Avon Symphony.  

Several years later, it became a regional orchestra and its name was changed to the Livingston Philharmonic.  It developed into a fine orchestra, performing music from the standard repertoire to very appreciative audiences for nearly a decade.  Since 2001, Ms. Toth has also been concertmaster of the Genesee Symphony in Batavia, under the baton of Raffaele Ponti.  For several years, she was also concertmaster of the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus.  In October of 2010, she was posted as Brighton Symphony’s concertmaster.  

Additionally, Ms. Toth has performed as violin soloist throughout Western NY with pianists Dr. Kevin Nitsch and Sonja Shelton.  She has also collaborated with celebrated indie artists such as guitarist Gregory Paul and Celtic harpist/singer/songwriter, Mary Shannon.  In February of 2011, Ms. Toth opened Toth Music Studio in Canandaigua where she teaches violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano to more than 50 private students.  Ms. Toth is the proud mother of a daughter and son who are also musicians.

Yasmine Qazi
(Piano & French Horn)

Former Eastman student Yasmine Qazi studied piano since the age of three and French horn from the age of seven.  Her piano instructors included Marylyn Miller and Dr. Kevin Nitsch of the Eastman School.  She performed numerous recitals at the Eastman School and on the stages of Kilbourn Hall and Eastman Theatre.

She also studied French horn with then Principal Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rebecca Root Davis, for ten years.  As a student of the French horn, Miss Yasmine competed at NYSSMA Solo Festival from 4th through 12th grades, achieving the level of Outstanding each year; her high marks placed her in principal chairs at All-County and All-State Band and Orchestra throughout junior high and high school.  Miss Qazi served as Principal Horn of the Livingston Philharmonic for nine years, performing many works from the standard orchestral repertoire

Yasmine is currently an Education major at the Ella Cline Shear School of Education at SUNY Geneseo.  She has taught piano and French horn for 15 years; she currently teaches piano, French horn, trumpet, voice, and music theory, at Toth Music Studio.

Igor Litvinchuk
(Classical Guitar)

Classical guitarist Igor Litvinchuk studied at the prestigious Vinnitsa Conservatory of Music in his native country of Ukraine.  There, he studied extensively with the great Yakov Voevodin, internationally acclaimed guitarist and master of the Segovia school of guitar playing and technique.  (An annual international guitar competition bears Voevodin’s name.)

Upon graduating from Vinnitsa Conservatory in 2004, Igor began his career as performer and private guitar instructor.  In 2010, he received his Bachelor’s degree in marketing and then emigrated to the U.S. to pursue his MBA.  While attending university full-time here in Rochester, Igor also performs regularly as guitar soloist in and around Rochester and surrounding areas, as well as maintaining a successful private guitar studio.  Igor instructs all levels to all ages.

While teaching the guitar, he focuses on:
  • Development of musical hearing and sense of rhythm,
  • Educating musical grammar and solfège,
  • Theory and practice, via note-reading, tablature, and chords,
  • Accompanying and performing, excellently, the student’s favorite music in different styles


Lisa Toth and Dr. Kevin Nitsch recorded live - Thais: Meditation
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