Pija Hocevar

International music studio –where music becomes YOUR music. 


ABOUT MUSIC STUDIO


 


ABOUT MUSIC STUDIO


 

What do you get when you combine a professional flutist who is passionate about education, motivated and enthusiastic flute students and a wide range of opportunities and ways to learn?

What do you get when you combine a professional flutist who is passionate about education, motivated and enthusiastic flute students and a wide range of opportunities and ways to learn?

THIS MUSIC STUDIO!

THIS MUSIC STUDIO!

Beginnings . . .

The first musical steps were marked by playing the recorder. It wasn’t until I was 9 years old that I was first introduced to the transverse flute. My teacher, Erno, was an oboist, but he taught me a lot about music. I loved to practise and always felt safe and accepted in music. So it was no wonder when I wanted to continue my musical education at the secondary level, but unfortunately I didn’t find support – both at home and in the music school.

So I continued my education at the High school of Economics, and in the music school with piano accordion lessons and later private solo singing lessons. It was only a year before the entrance exams to study flute at a music academy that I managed to win the attention of my family and show that my intentions to study music were serious. So, through a series of fortunate circumstances, less than a year before the entrance exams, I found my way to my first “real” flute teacher, Vanja, with whom I started to improve my playing.

Why not?

When I finished my studies in Ljubljana, my path led directly to a classroom full of flutists of all ages, different levels of motivation and knowledge, and luckily for them I was young, naive and enthusiastic.

We started pushing the boundaries – in our heads and soon after in our playing. All the effort, work and talent soon started to be noticed by others and success followed.

In the meantime, I managed to continue my studies abroad (NL) and then in Slovenia, and the new knowledge and insights were immediately passed on to the students. In this way, the motivation and enthusiasm of the students only grew, so that harmony in my flute class was not only heard but also seen.

We achieved more with these wonderful children than I had ever achieved in my primary education, but I felt increasingly inferior in that “school system”.

I always felt indescribably bad when a pupil dropped out who couldn’t keep up with the pressures of schooling, even though he/she was trying his/her hardest. As the unpleasant experiences piled up, a desire grew in me for an environment where everyone would be accepted exactly as they are and grow at their own pace and in a way that is close to them.

 

Music offers so much beauty and to “exploit” it only for prizes and laurels is not right.

Music is a tool that can actually save someone’s life – and if it has saved mine, I am sure it can help someone else.

Until those “real” lessons with Vanja, I had only played the flute in a local orchestra, where unfortunately the conditions were not good for progression. It was not until many years later, when there was a change of conductors in the orchestra, that the conditions and the musical direction had a significant influence on my development and progress.

Private lessons with a professional flutist quickly paid off, as the progress became more obvious with each passing week. After a year of preparation for the entrance exams, this was unfortunately not enough to succeed in the entrance exams, but I managed to pass the entrance exams in the second year at 2 music academies, in Ljubljana (SI) and Zagreb (CRO), and with the beginning of my studies, one of the most challenging periods began, as I was confronted with challenges I didn’t even know existed. 

Beginnings . . .

The first musical steps were marked by playing the recorder. It wasn’t until I was 9 years old that I was first introduced to the transverse flute. My teacher, Erno, was an oboist, but he taught me a lot about music. I loved to practise and always felt safe and accepted in music. So it was no wonder when I wanted to continue my musical education at the secondary level, but unfortunately I didn’t find support – both at home and in the music school.

So I continued my education at the High school of Economics, and in the music school with piano accordion lessons and later private solo singing lessons. It was only a year before the entrance exams to study flute at a music academy that I managed to win the attention of my family and show that my intentions to study music were serious. So, through a series of fortunate circumstances, less than a year before the entrance exams, I found my way to my first “real” flute teacher, Vanja, with whom I started to improve my playing.

Until those “real” lessons with Vanja, I had only played the flute in a local orchestra, where unfortunately the conditions were not good for progression. It was not until many years later, when there was a change of conductors in the orchestra, that the conditions and the musical direction had a significant influence on my development and progress.

Private lessons with a professional flutist quickly paid off, as the progress became more obvious with each passing week. After a year of preparation for the entrance exams, this was unfortunately not enough to succeed in the entrance exams, but I managed to pass the entrance exams in the second year at 2 music academies, in Ljubljana (SI) and Zagreb (CRO), and with the beginning of my studies, one of the most challenging periods began, as I was confronted with challenges I didn’t even know existed. 

Why not?

When I finished my studies in Ljubljana, my path led directly to a classroom full of flutists of all ages, different levels of motivation and knowledge, and luckily for them I was young, naive and enthusiastic.

We started pushing the boundaries – in our heads and soon after in our playing. All the effort, work and talent soon started to be noticed by others and success followed.

In the meantime, I managed to continue my studies abroad (NL) and then in Slovenia, and the new knowledge and insights were immediately passed on to the students. In this way, the motivation and enthusiasm of the students only grew, so that harmony in my flute class was not only heard but also seen.

We achieved more with these wonderful children than I had ever achieved in my primary education, but I felt increasingly inferior in that “school system”.

I always felt indescribably bad when a pupil dropped out who couldn’t keep up with the pressures of schooling, even though he/she was trying his/her hardest. As the unpleasant experiences piled up, a desire grew in me for an environment where everyone would be accepted exactly as they are and grow at their own pace and in a way that is close to them.

Music offers so much beauty and to “exploit” it only for prizes and laurels is not right.

Music is a tool that can actually save someone’s life – and if it has saved mine, I am sure it can help someone else.

And so a new music studio was born that …

inspires, develops abilities and brings happiness.

Anyone & anywhere.

 

Weekly lessons, playing and exploring all genres of music, while also improving our knowledge of music theory and history to make playing even more systematic and enjoyable! Plus music games and playing by ear, where we really have fun and sharpen our hearing, and breathing, concentration and other techniques, for excellent and painless playing and performing… On top of that, every now and then we are joined by a guest flutist, who gives advice and guidance and helps us to achieve our goals faster!

As a reward, we also go to concerts and festivals, throw parties and enjoy end-of-year karaoke.

 

Serious with less serious, harder with easier, and anything goes. For real and with a lot of fun!

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 Weekly lessons, playing and exploring all genres of music, while also improving our knowledge of music theory and history to make playing even more systematic and enjoyable! Plus music games and playing by ear, where we really have fun and sharpen our hearing, and breathing, concentration and other techniques, for excellent and painless playing and performing… On top of that, every now and then we are joined by a guest flutist, who gives advice and guidance and helps us to achieve our goals faster!

As a reward, we also go to concerts and festivals, throw parties and enjoy end-of-year karaoke.

Serious with less serious, harder with easier, and anything goes. For real and with a lot of fun!

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