Our Faculty

Auftdart Academy of Music faculty members care deeply about teaching and mentoring students. As renowned performing musicians, these artist/teachers offer students insight, expert training, and guidance toward careers of the highest caliber. Their unmatched musical lineage links students to the great masters.

Our Educators:

Mr. Minh Tran

Founder | Cello | Music Theory

– Master of Music – Peabody institutes of the Johns Hopkins University (USA)

– 1st Prize – Olga von Hartz Owens Memorial Prize in Strings (USA)

– Representative – The Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall

Ms. Lam Hoang

Co-Founder | Piano

– Master of Music – Liège Conservatory of Music (Belgium)

– Superior Diploma – Luxembourg Conservatory of Music (Luxembourg)

Mr. Craig Haggart

Vocal | Piano

– Bachelor of Music – Royal Conservatoire (Scotland)

– Sessional vocal tutor – Fine Arts Centre of Excellence (Scotland)

Ms. Trang Phan


– Bachelor of Arts in 2008

– Teacher – Academy of Music and Flute (Singapore)

– Silver medal – Singapore National Flute Festival

Mr. Huy Tran

Guitar | Ukulele

– Master of Art – HCMC Conservatory of Music

– 1st prize – Saigon International Guitar Festival 2017

– 1st prize – 2019 Saigon International Guitar Festival & Competition with his quintet ‘The Five’

– 3rd prize – Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition 2022

Mr. Roman Tuman


– College of Music (Russia)

– Music Pedagogical University (Russia)

– Session drummer (pop, rock, jazz, rapcore, metal, metal groove)

Ms. Olga Bondarenko


– Master of Music – National Music Academy (Ukraine)

– Teaching in China, Thailand, Spain…etc

Ms. Ha Nguyen


– Bachelor of Music – HCMC Conservatory of Music

– Exchange Student Scholarship – Mahidol University (Thailand)

– 1st prize – Vienna All Stars Chamber Music Competition

– 1st Violin – Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra

Ms. Huyen Huynh

Vocal | Piano

– Bachelor of Music Pedagogy

– Military University of Culture and Arts

– Pianist, Singer, and Song writer

Mr. Dung Phan


– Studied Drum at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music

– Over 5 years of experience teaching and playing with bands

Ms. Mai Anh


– Bachelor of Music – Major in Western Instrumental Performance – graduated with honors majoring in Violin at the Vietnam National Academy of Music

– Formerly Head of String Department at Soul Academy of Music & Performing

Mr. Christopher William Day


From Houston, Texas.

All-State Choir Member

20+ years of guitar experience

20+ years of vocal experience

5+ years of piano experience 

Mr. Luis Tumbamilian

Drum | Percussion

– Vocational Degree in percussion – Escuela Nacional de Arte (Havana, Cuba)

– Escuela Vocational de Arte, Alfonso Pérez Isaac (Matanzas, Cuba)

– Drum and Percussion Teacher

Mr. Francois Math


– Diploma of Macon Conservatorium (France)

– Violinist composer and music producer (Soulbow music production)

Ms. Nhi Vu


– 5 Years of piano experience in hotels and event centers; Park Hyatt, The Reverie Saigon, and New World Saigon Hotel etc…

– 7 Years of teaching expeirence as a piano teacher for all ages

– Graduated 9 years Enrolling at Piano department HCMC conservatory  or music

– Graduated 4 years enrolling at the Saigon Faculty Univerisity of Music Pedagogy


Mr. Simon Ciaccio

Piano | Theory | Guitar | Bass

– Graduate of DePaul University in Chicago Illinois USA

– 7 years professional musician in Chicago

– Jazz, funk, soul, rock and blues

– Offering lessons in music theory, ear training, guitar, piano, and bass

Ms. Xuan Tran


– Bachelor of Music – Royal College of Music (UK)

– Silver prize – Medan International piano competition (Indonesia)

– Merit award – WTPA international piano competition (Finland)

Mr. Quan Nguyen

Vocal | Piano

– Bachelor of Vocal – Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Australia)

– Piano Studies (Vietnam National Academy of Music)

Mr. Alayn Leyva


– Bachelor of Music – National Art School (Havana, Cuba)

– Symphony Orchestra (Havana, Cuba)

– Music Producer

Mr. Andrey


– Bachelor of Music – National Music Academy (Ukraine)

– Piano faculty at Huaxia Art Center, Starcle Múic Center, and Istage Music Academy

– Performed at the Jazz festival 2015 in Shanghai with Sarah Louise

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