Private Instructor

Private Instructor


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-Kawai Artist designation for her artistic and pedagogical achievements
-Founding Teacher designation from Royal Conservatory of Music for "
-Wealth of private studio and university level piano teaching experience from four universities, three countries and two continents, with national and international teacher certification
-Decades of extensive performing experience from Europe, Canada and the US
-Comprehensive experience in, and knowledge of, Western and Eastern -European performance and teaching techniques
-Students attending and winning local, state, and international piano competitions
-Students achieve top grades in international assessment programs
-Experience, research, and published work on teaching gifted learners, and those with learning differences

Dr. Jelena Vladikovic, NCTM brings performing and pedagogical experience from four universities, three countries, and two continents. She began concert career at 15 after winning the most prestigious national piano competition, after which she went on to win several national and international piano competitions. She played in Europe, Canada, and the US and appeared on radio and television.

Dr. Vladikovic is the recipient of numerous awards for her pedagogical work including the ASU Teaching Excellence Award and the ASU Disability Resource Center Award for her work with gifted students with learning disabilities. Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (RC MDP) awarded her the Founding Teacher designation for her "contribution to establishing a national standard for developing musicians in the US." Royal Conservatory of Music has also awarded her a professional designation as a Certified Piano Teaching Specialist for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Nothing better and more joyful than sharing my vast knowledge and experience with the next generation, but also with adults who love music and wish to play.

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Phoenix, AZ 85015
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