Villa Musica - Summer Academy

Music retreat and creative vacation for singers in our luxury music villa on the black sea cost.

Villa Musica Summer Academy is for:

  • Beginners who want to try their hand at singing and find their way
  • Choir singers who want to improve their singing skills and also want to gain solo experience
  • Band members who want to improve their vocal and microphone technique
  • Anyone who is looking for inspiration and new musical ideas

Our offer


  • Well equipped and spacious accommodation on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast
  • Single or double room with breakfast and airport transfer
  • Inspiring learning environment in our sea view panoramic living room with grand piano and specially equipped jazz club
  • Internet, TV with Netflix, pool, whirlpool, kitchen, barbecue area and fireplace for free use


  • Live accompaniment on the grand piano or instrumental playback
  • Lessons individually and in small groups
  • Family group size (max. 8 participants in total)
  • Final performance (solo and/or choir)
  • Time for relaxation, sightseeing and beach

The Lessons

  • Singing lessons with work on desired pieces/songs
  • Singing and breathing technique (bel canto)
  • Song interpretation and stage presentation / acting / performance
  • Ear Training / Solfeggio
  • Microphone technique
  • Choir / Ensemble singing
  • Classification of voice / tips for selecting a piece

Music Styles

  • Classical / Opera
  • Pop / Musical
  • Jazz
  • Rock
Sofia Bineva

Sofia Bineva

Classical singing / opera, Voice training, Ear Training / Solfeggio

  • Since 2013 Contralto in the Choir St. Michaelis and since 2020 the Chamber Choir St. Michaelis under the direction of Jörg Endebrock
  • 2020 Performance together with the International Opera Studio Hamburg and the chamber choir St. Michaelis
  • Since 2013 Piano teacher at the Academy Hamburg for Music and Culture in Winterhude and Harburg
  • Since 2012 Freelance teacher for piano and Singing in Germany
  • 2015Vocal performance at Birdland Hamburg (solo vocals / piano)
  • 2014 - 2015 Jury member for piano at Jugend musiziert
  • 2014 - 2015 Orchestration and direction for the children's musical "The Seven Princesses"
  • 1996 - 2001 Bachelor's and Master's degree in music education (singing and piano) at the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) with top marks
Jan-M. Studt

Jan-M. Studt

Modern singing (pop / musical), interpretation, microphone technique


Course duration

Services included

  • Lessons and graduation performance
  • 7x bed and breakfast at Villa Musica
  • Villa features (pool, hot tub, kitchens, BBQ area etc.)
  • Transfer from Varna Airport

Payment, transfer, cancellation

  • Payment in advance (bank transfer)
  • You can cancel within 14 days after booking (full refund)
  • Also cancellation is possible until (40 € cancellation fee applies)
  • A free rebooking to the next Academy in the following year is also possible

Families, friends, groups...

It is part of the concept of the Summer Academy that everyone who stays at Villa Musica also takes part in the lessons.

Families, couples or friends planning a holiday together where not everyone who wants to attend the Summer Academy, can book alternative accommodation (there are many accommodations available in the area). Those interested then take part in the Summer Academy as external participants.

All fellow travelers are of course cordially invited to the final performance.


  • Flight not included (direct flights from many european cities available).
  • For excursions in the area, we recommend a rental car (not mandatory).
  • If you want to arrive earlier or stay longer at our villa to enjoy the seaside, that is possible! Ask us for pricing.

The Town

Right at your doorstep

Villa Musica is located in the town of Balchik on the black sea cost. Right here you can:

  • Go hike or rent a bike and discover your surroundings
  • Go explore the nearby Botanic Gardens (with wine tasting, several restaurants and supermarkets)
  • Discover the hidden stairs down to the beach promenade with countless restaurants and bars
  • Rent a Jet Ski or a Boat directly from the promenade
  • Go on a boat tour along the coast
  • Take care of your daily shopping needs at one of several supermarkets (or get garden-fresh veggies)

Discover the Coast

Coast along

Delicious Food

You won't go home hungy!

Getting There

Quicker than you think

The easiest way to reach Villa Musica is to fly to Varna / Bulgaria. Especially during the summer there are direct flights available from many european cities; flight duration from Germany is about 2 1/2 hours.

We recommend that you rent a car directly at the airport, that will be the easiest way to get to the Villa and to get around in gerneral.

Reserve your car now a Top Rent A Car (english website).

The roads connecting Varna Airport to Balchik have been re-surfaced in 2021. The drive is smooth and takes about 40 minutes; Google Maps and maps-based navigation systems work very well in the area.

If you want to go carless, we can arrange transfer from the airport.

Cars, Bikes and Traffic

Look, a Volkswagen Jetta!

General speed limits are 50kph within towns, 90kph in the countryside and 120/140kph on expressways/motorways.

Road signage looks similar to other european countries, there are not many surprises here. Town names and other textual information is often presented in both cyrillic and latin letters. The "black circle" sign warns of dangerous curves or intersections.

Road quality in Bulgaria in general is regrettably not very good. Outside of cities roads are badly lit (if at all), signage may be missing and there can be many dupki (potholes). Beware of bad drivers. On local roads there may be the occasional horse or donkey-drawn cart.

Please be aware that the roads directly surrounding Villa Musica are in bad condition. We recommend renting a vehicle with high ground clearance.

Currency & Currents

You won't go home hungy!


Bulgaria uses the Bulgarian Lev as currency. One Lev equals circa 51 Euro Cent (or exactly one Deutsche Mark). The official exchange rate is fixed.

Avoid currency exchange booths and "Euronet" ATMs in tourist zones, they will give you very unfavourable exchange rates. Instead, you can withdraw Lev from your european bank account at any ATM using your EC card. Many shops/restaurants also offer EC card or credit card payment.

Bulgaria is in the "Euro Zone Waiting Room" and will adopt the Euro soon (current schedule is January 2024).

Electrical Connections

Bulgaria uses Type F ("Schuko") plugs (230V / 50Hz) like Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and many other european contries.

Language and Writing

Bulgarian, do you speak it?

The official language in Bulgaria is Bulgarian; Bulgarian is written using cyrillic characters. Many younger people in Bulgaria speak english well. People working in the tourist industry usually speak englisch (quite a few also speak some german). Restaurants that expect many tourists often have english and german language menus available.

How to Contact Us

We are happy to answer all your questions!



Villa Musica OOD

Varna 9000, Bulgaria
"27th July" str., No. 19