WELCOME TO VARTABEDIAN PIANO STUDIO: lessons for all ages
creative ~ nurturing ~ holistic
Principal instructor: Dr. Jelena Vladikovic, NCTM
conveniently located in uptown Phoenix
Due to COVID-19, lessons, interviews, and auditions
may be held online until further notice.
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
World Piano Teachers Association
Music Teachers National Association
ASMTA, PMTA, and EVMTA
College Music Society
Society for American Music
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.
Scholarships for excellence took her to some of the world's most eminent schools and teachers:
Evgeni Timakin (Moscow Central Music School, Moscow, Russia),
Pavel Serebryakov (Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia),
Guido Agosti (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy),
Francois Glorieux (Royal Conservatory, Antwerpen, Belgium),
Robert Silverman (UBC, Vancouver, Canada), and
Baruch Meir (ASU, Tempe, AZ).
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. Grand Canyon University recognized her research and academic work with the Distinguished Scholar award. National Music Certificate Program 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.
Her students regularly win competitions, and many received the highest state and national honors in the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program examinations. She served as a member of the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners and adjudicated both in Canada and the US. Dr. Vladikovic regularly presents and performs at regional, national and international conferences, including the World Piano Conference. She is on the piano faculty at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix where she also serves as a subject matter expert for piano performance and pedagogy. She maintains a small group of private advanced piano students.