Olena Haviuk-Sheremet


Olena Haviuk-Sheremet graduated with Master's degree from Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy and received her Doctoral in Musical Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Haviuk-Sheremet has performed as a soloist with an orchestra since she was just eight years old. She has also performed at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA. At the age of 10, she won the first prize at the Vladimir Horowitz-Debut International Young Piano Competition (Kyiv, Ukraine) and since then she was a winner of numerous national and international competitions.

Haviuk-Sheremet participated in several masterclasses with many famous professors, and she also had a privilege to collaborate with the prominent concert violinist Midori Goto.

Since 2020 Haviuk-Sheremet is a member of the American College of Musicians. Each Year her students take part in Guild Auditions and receive certificates.

In 2021 she defended her monograph "Perspectives on Richard Strauss's Early Compositions for Solo Piano" and recorded a CD with the composer's early piano solo compositions.

Oksana Melen

piano, music theory

Oksana Melen has been teaching piano and music theory for 16 years. She holds Master's degree in Pedagogical Education. 

Mrs. Melen started playing piano when she was 6 years old and since then she became passionate about music. Mrs. Melen graduated from Drohobytsk Pedagogical University (Ukraine) and dedicated herself to music teaching that brought her to students across Ukraine, Canada and the USA. Her students have successfully performed at numerous concert events and festivals. She will be glad to see you at her group and individual lessons.

Roman Sheremet
accordion, guitar, drums


Roman Sheremet, born in Lviv, Ukraine, began studying accordion at the age of nine. Upon graduating from Lviv Musical College, where he studied accordion and conducting, he entered Lviv Music Academy, where he graduated with Master's Degree in Musical Arts. He also has Master's Degree in Musical Education from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

Since 2012 to 2017 Roman Sheremet was on a faculty at Lviv Music State School #8 and In 2016 he became Vice Principal of this school. During his teaching, Sheremet created an orchestra and an ensemble of folk instruments, which has won numerous regional and international competitions. In 2017, his ensemble participated in the talk show Ukraine Got Talent and recorded a CD with works arranged by the teacher. Students of Roman Sheremet have been winning top prizes at European competitions in Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. Besides accordion, Sheremet is proficient in guitar and drums. In only three short years from 2014 to 2017 he achieved Upper (the highest level) category of teaching rank in Ukraine, which usually takes thirteen years to accomplish. The achievements of his students have contributed to the school's reputation as a distinguished learning center. Sheremet's leadership at this prestigious institution attests to his extraordinary ability in Music and Conducting.

Roman Sheremet has experience in organizing musical events, he also served as a jury member and a chairman of different musical festivals. He gave number of presentations and master classes for other teachers in Ukraine (Lviv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk) and a lecture concert in Poland (Czhow) in 2017.

In August 2017 the musician moved from Lviv, Ukraine to Philadelphia. He continued to work and support remotely his ensemble "8++" in Lviv, Ukraine. Sheremet wrote the arrangements and worked with them virtually. After his departure, the ensemble continues to win top places nationally and abroad and remain active at the festivals and competitions. 

In 2020 Roman Sheremet started teaching privately in Philadelphia and in 2022 he and his wife founded Sheremet School of Talents.

Nataliia Zakala
voice, oboe, sopilka

Nataliia Zakala is a Ukrainian singer, an oboist, and a dedicated voice and oboe teacher with over ten years of experience.

She graduated with master's degree in Musical Art from Stefanyk National University (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine). She is also a graduate of Ludkevych Music College in oboe and voice performance (Lviv, Ukraine).

From 2010 to 2013 Nataliia Zakala has been working in a military orchestra as a soloist. She was an active performer at numerous festivals and competitions in Ukraine and Europe.

Since 2013 she has worked as a voice teacher and her students have been winners of various competitions. Many of them continued their studies in music colleges and universities.

In 2023 she joined our team at Sheremet School of Talents and will be glad to help you achieve your musical goals.

Jodie Barasatian

Jodie Barasatian holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance where she was a student of Kazuo Tokito, piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. During her time at Boyer, she played flute and piccolo in the Temple University Symphony Orchestra as well as the Wind Symphony. She can be heard on the Temple University Wind Symphony album Wind Concerti performing alongside soloists from the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

 After her undergraduate studies, she went on to study dentistry at Temple and has graduated as a Doctor in Dental Medicine. Although she is a career dentist, Jodie continues to perform and is currently the principal flute of the Penn Med Symphony, performing two concerts a year alongside other medical professionals and students. 

In the past, she has performed abroad in orchestral and opera music festivals in Ireland and Italy. She is also an alumna of the Settlement Music School chamber music program and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

Nataliia Durbala

Nataliia Durbala graduated from Transcarpathian Art Institute in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. She has taught art for children and young adults for more than 20 years in art schools. She teaches drawing, painting, various decorative techniques, such as batik, weaving and mosaic. Her students are the winners of numerous art competitions and many of them choose art as their profession.

Nataliia Durbala is an active artist, constantly improving her technical skills. She works in various techniques like painting on glass, interior pictures on walls, furniture restoration, embroidery, and creating home décor. The artist is actively conducting art workshops across Philadelphia.