Music Theory And Piano Lessons For All Ages

Music Theory And Piano Lessons For All Ages

5.0 (7)
2 employees
17 years in business

About this pro

As both a performer, school teacher and private instructor, I have had the opportunity to adjust my knowledge of different teaching methods based on my student's needs. My extensive background in music theory sets a good foundation for students to successfully begin understanding and connecting musical concepts. Very often, my versatile teaching and performing experience of different genres help me easily adjust to students' interests and learning pace.

Music is a movement, an emotion, an ingenious thought, and an extraordinary way of communication! And all those little details that it possesses have been lightened in many different ways by the students I taught - that is what inspires me the most in a teaching process.

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Miami, FL 33143
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Jorge Portales

    I have been taking piano lessons with Nevena for three months and I highly recommend her as a teacher. I'm 46 years old with no musical background and no sense of rhythm, if she can teach me she can teach anybody. She is a very patient instructor. We use a book for lessons but also individualizes lessons depending on how your are progressing. We recently had to switch to having our classes through Skype and she has been very effective continuing to teach in that format.

  • Beatriz Ontiveros

    Nevena is a very professional and reliable teacher. She is good with children and has a vast experience to make a fun class. She is always punctual. I highly recommend her!!

  • Reynold

    When I began taking lessons with Nevena, I had already had 4 years of instructions under my belt. However, I quickly learned that there was much more to learn. Nevena is an extremely talented musician and instructor. Not only were my lessons tailored towards my music goals but they also provided me a different approach to understanding music. I am so glad that I took lessons here! I hope you do too :)

  • Wanzi Huang

    Ms Nevena has been a wonderful piano teacher to my 5y daughter. She is endlessly patient and flexible in communication while ensuring the student gets the best out of each lesson.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I usually rely on combining methods such as Faber Piano Adventures, Color Method, Alfred's Piano Method, and Suzuki Method. These methods are just some of the means in the process of accomplishing students' goals.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

In the last 17 years, I have been working as a private music instructor in Europe and in the US teaching students from the age of 2 up to 65. Also, I have 23 years of experience in performing various musical genres and instruments (piano, double bass, accordion, percussion) in numerous ensembles. Aside from my extensive training in piano performance, I graduated musicology and double bass performance from the University of Miami and the University of Arts in Belgrade.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The pricing system is standard. I offer 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I was a music nerd in my music high school, so everybody would ask me for a piece of advice or help with homework. After that, my passion for teaching continued to grow.


What types of students have you worked with?

In the last 17 years, I have been teaching both kids and adults in Europe and in the U.S. browsing through various methods and finding the system that would serve best for each student. In the last 8 years, I served as a music teacher in music high school (individual and group lessons), in a piano studio, and as a teaching assistant at the University of Miami.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As a music writer for Artburst Miami and South Florida Classical Review, I get a chance to attend many exciting events in the city. Miami International Piano Festival had a vast success this year, and more of my impressions about one of their concerts you can read here:
https://southfloridaclassicalreview.com/2020/02/bracing-technique-and-national-flavor-converge-in-dacics-romantic-program-for-miami-piano-festival/


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Search for a teacher who can inspire you.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

When will I be able to play the piece I like?

When will I be able to compose my own music?

When will I be able to join the band?

When will I be able to perform at the recital?