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Pija Hocevar

Hello dear flute students,

hello dear parents!

Hello dear flute students,

hello dear parents!

How come you stopped on my website? Are you maybe wondering …

How come you stopped on my website? Are you maybe wondering …

••• How can I take my playing to the next level?

••• How can I break a vicious circle of stage fright that occurs every time I perform?

••• How can I have fun while learning?

••• How can I learn more in an easy way about e.g. music theory, music history, useful and effective techniques for healthy and successful practice, etc. ?

••• How can I take my playing to the next level?

••• How can I break a vicious circle of stage fright that occurs every time I perform?

••• How can I have fun while learning?

••• How can I learn more in an easy way about e.g. music theory, music history, useful and effective techniques for healthy and successful practice, etc.?

Or maybe your goal is to:

1.  Learn to play the flute

 

2.  Continue studies at a music academy or become a member of a youth orchestra

 

3.  To become a better flutist in general

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS OR IF YOU FIND YOURSELF AMONG THE GOALS …

THEN I CAN HELP!


 

Over the past 13 years I have taught many children and adults, from 3 years upwards. Each one of them has been different, so I always do my best to adapt and form a programme according to the individual’s wishes, goals and abilities.

1. Learn to play the flute

2. Continue studies at a music academy or become a member of a youth orchestra

3. To become a better flutist in general

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS OR IF YOU FIND YOURSELF AMONG THE GOALS …

THEN I CAN HELP!


 

Over the past 13 years I have taught many children and adults, from 3 years upwards. Each one of them has been different, so I always do my best to adapt and form a programme according to the individual’s wishes, goals and abilities.

And we’ re having such a good time!

And we’ re having such a good time!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM ME?

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM ME?

1. Correct posture of the body and instrument, correct air control (breathing and blowing), correct positioning of the fingers and tongue.

(Quality fundamentals are the best basis for easier and faster progress later on.) 

Self-teaching is great, but having a teacher to show you all the tricks is “a hundred times” better.

1. Correct posture of the body and instrument, correct air control (breathing and blowing), correct positioning of the fingers and tongue.

(Quality fundamentals are the best basis for easier and faster progress later on.) 

Self-teaching is great, but having a teacher to show you all the tricks is “a hundred times” better.

2. Play all genres of music.

(The more “languages” you know, the more fun you have!)
We love Bach and Mozart, but sometimes you have to cut through with rock and pop rhythms, Disney hits, and even folk music. Whichever suits you. We also have karaoke at the end of the year!

2. Play all genres of music.

(The more “languages” you know, the more fun you have!)
We love Bach and Mozart, but sometimes you have to cut through with rock and pop rhythms, Disney hits, and even folk music. Whichever suits you. We also have karaoke at the end of the year!

3. You will learn discipline, increase your motivation and confidence and perform with a great deal of enjoyment and confidence.

Do your hands sweat when you perform? Or maybe your knees are shaking too? I have the solution.

3. You will learn discipline, increase your motivation and confidence and perform with a great deal of enjoyment and confidence.

Do your hands sweat when you perform? Or maybe your knees are shaking too? I have the solution.

4. You will become better at music theory, history and also knowledge of the current music scene.

Diversity enriches us and why not explore and enjoy the differences of cultures and people through music (not just food)?

4. You will become better at music theory, history and also knowledge of the current music scene.

Diversity enriches us and why not explore and enjoy the differences of cultures and people through music (not just food)?

5. You will learn to perform with conviction, confidence and a great deal of enjoyment.

My students are active at various events during the year – playing in competitions, guest seminars, recitals, festivals and concerts.

5. You will learn to perform with conviction, confidence and a great deal of enjoyment.

My students are active at various events during the year – playing in competitions, guest seminars, recitals, festivals and concerts.

6. You’ll join the coolest flute club!

We’re like one big family, and for good reason. Students play with each other in duos, trios and other chamber ensembles (the more of us, the more fun and the better we sound!).

6. You’ll join the coolest flute club!

We’re like one big family, and for good reason. Students play with each other in duos, trios and other chamber ensembles (the more of us, the more fun and the better we sound!).

Philosophy of teaching

Philosophy of teaching

In the life of every individual, there are various elements that help people develop themselves and enrich their surroundings. Each one of us is endowed with different talents, but the gift of music is, in my opinion, present in everyone. The extent to which it is expressed and developed is, as in all things, mainly up to us, but of course we can be helped or supported by those around us.

Music has always been and will always be an important part of every nation’s culture. Its simple yet clear and powerful message makes it a natural way to communicate anywhere in the world, without the need for a “local” language. Thus, everyone who is involved in music in one way or another has a lot to gain by gaining a completely different perspective on people, their culture and thus understanding and accepting them more easily.

Musicians, by the very nature of our profession, travel a lot and work with people of different nationalities, but I also like to travel in general, even without an instrument and without professional “commitments”. So far I have had the privilege to meet and work with people from all over the world and to learn about their wonderful and unique culture and music. All this knowledge and insight is shared with the greatest zeal among my students, encouraging them to explore and embrace difference, while remembering to appreciate and respect their own culture from which they originate.

We are not only music, but also many other things that make us human. So I always encourage and am genuinely happy when my students develop other talents. In this way, we always reconnect the classroom with the interests that the individual has outside the classroom. This fosters mutual understanding, respect and, thanks to this, beautiful, unique results are created!

My music programme is thus open to everyone, eager to learn and open new horizons, but it takes dedication and hard work. I expect my students to practice every day so that we can achieve as much as possible in every lesson. However, just so that it doesn’t all sound “strictly serious”, I should mention that light and fun things are also included in the musical process to give the lessons a nice counterbalance – improvisation, musical games, playing by ear, etc., so that the end result is an excellent playing with lots of enjoyment!

In the life of every individual, there are various elements that help people develop themselves and enrich their surroundings. Each one of us is endowed with different talents, but the gift of music is, in my opinion, present in everyone. The extent to which it is expressed and developed is, as in all things, mainly up to us, but of course we can be helped or supported by those around us.

Music has always been and will always be an important part of every nation’s culture. Its simple yet clear and powerful message makes it a natural way to communicate anywhere in the world, without the need for a “local” language. Thus, everyone who is involved in music in one way or another has a lot to gain by gaining a completely different perspective on people, their culture and thus understanding and accepting them more easily.

Musicians, by the very nature of our profession, travel a lot and work with people of different nationalities, but I also like to travel in general, even without an instrument and without professional “commitments”. So far I have had the privilege to meet and work with people from all over the world and to learn about their wonderful and unique culture and music. All this knowledge and insight is shared with the greatest zeal among my students, encouraging them to explore and embrace difference, while remembering to appreciate and respect their own culture from which they originate.

We are not only music, but also many other things that make us human. So I always encourage and am genuinely happy when my students develop other talents. In this way, we always reconnect the classroom with the interests that the individual has outside the classroom. This fosters mutual understanding, respect and, thanks to this, beautiful, unique results are created!

My music programme is thus open to everyone, eager to learn and open new horizons, but it takes dedication and hard work. I expect my students to practice every day so that we can achieve as much as possible in every lesson. However, just so that it doesn’t all sound “strictly serious”, I should mention that light and fun things are also included in the musical process to give the lessons a nice counterbalance – improvisation, musical games, playing by ear, etc., so that the end result is an excellent playing with lots of enjoyment!

“Am I the right person?”

“Am I the right person?”

Do you love the flute?

Do you love the flute?

Do you look forward to practising when you get home from school/work?

Do you look forward to practising when you get home from school/work?

Do you enjoy watching flute videos on social media?

Do you enjoy watching flute videos on social media?

Are you prepared to work hard and achieve

amazing results?

Are you prepared to work hard and achieve amazing results?

Want to be in the company of creative, positive and successful people who love music and the flute?

Want to be in the company of creative, positive and successful people who love music and the flute?

Do you want to be the best flutist in your school or local orchestra, maybe even in the country, or just the best version of yourself?

Do you want to be the best flutist in your school or local orchestra, maybe even in the country, or just the best version of yourself?

AND?

IF THAT’S YOU . . .

AND?

IF THAT’S YOU . . .

STEP 1

Send me a message and tell me all about yourself. We’ll arrange the first, free meeting.

STEP 2

Live / online meeting!

At the first meeting, we will talk about your goals, aspirations and what you can expect from the lessons. At that time, I will also check your flute to make sure it is in the best possible condition or recommend the purchase/renting of a suitable flute, sheet music and accessories.

STEP 3

If we decide that we are a good match for each other, we will start the lessons as soon as possible.

 Get ready for lots of joy and enjoyment, progress and music-making!

STEP 1

Send me a message and tell me all about yourself. We’ll arrange the first, free meeting.
 

STEP 2

Live / online meeting!

At the first meeting, we will talk about your goals, aspirations and what you can expect from the lessons. At that time, I will also check your flute to make sure it is in the best possible condition or recommend the purchase/renting of a suitable flute, sheet music and accessories.

STEP 3

If we decide that we are a good match for each other, we will start the lessons as soon as possible.

 Get ready for lots of joy and enjoyment, progress and music-making!