Tomy graduated from “Dobri Hristov” High School of Arts in Varna. During his stay there, he won a couple of prizes from various prestigious music competitions. In 2000 Tomy moved to Sofia and short after, he joined the notable band “Akaga”. Tomi’s further education includes a Bachelor and Master degree in Music Pedagogy with guitar profile from “St.Kliment Ohridski” University in Sofia.  


Tomy teaches students of all ages and simultaneously continues to work as a professional musician. In 2010 he founded the band “lieVeil” where he plays today. Over the years he took part in different projects – the band "SEVI", the theatre play “Sex, drugs and rock n roll”, the musical “Zoro”, etc.


"Instigator" - 2014


How long have you been involved in music and how did you decide to start?

I started singing in the first grade. Then I switched to the piano, which I stopped as soon as I found the guitar. I haven't played it since and it and music have become a part of my life.

Which song do you remember most vividly from your childhood?

My woman from Tokyo from Deep Purple.

Who are the artists you have listened to and played the most?

Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses, Slash, Children Of Bodom and many more.

In which musical style are you most advanced?

It's hard to say. Perhaps I feel most comfortable in rock and metal music.

What does music give you?

Music for me is a way of expressing, shaping my imagination.

Why did you decide to start teaching music?

For a long time, I think it is better to give the next generation some of what I know, so that young people have the incentive and desire to look for the new and music to continue to develop through them.

What is the most important thing to learn in music?

The most important thing is that music is freedom, but it comes only after you have worked hard for it.

What is RockSchool for you?

More importantly, what is RockSchool for those who come here, and in my opinion, this is above all an environment that many of them desperately need. For me, it is a place full of friends.

Which music is valuable to you?

Point of view. For me - one thing, for another it is another, but in the end, only time remains a judge of quality in art.

What's the most extravagant thing you've heard lately?

I can't remember, but honestly, I'm still amazed at the nonsense I sometimes make up. 

Do you have a dream related to music?

Dreams are to be followed. That's why I always have a new one to chase. I have touched many of them, others are yet to come.

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