Significant teachers and mentors:
Vitaly Margulis, Gustavo Romero, Joel Shapiro, William Heiles, Ann Schein, John Wustman, Eric Dalheim
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
"Each student is unique and requires a specific individualized approach." His studio consists of children, adolescents, college students and adults. Alexander Djordjevic enjoys teaching students at all levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner, have played for a number of years, are preparing to audition for colleges, are currently a teacher yourself or even a performing musician, you will improve your piano skills in Alexander Djordjevic's Piano Studio. His comprehensive approach to teaching covers such topics as music theory, sight reading, transposition, ear training, dictation and piano technique, as well as learning to play music for pure enjoyment.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Member of American Liszt Society; Secretary/Treasurer of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the American Liszt Society; Member of Music Teachers National Association; Member of Illinois State Music Teachers Association; Solo, Chamber and Concerto Performances throughout the USA and Europe; Also teaches Piano at College of DuPage.
Alexander Djordjevic is a performing classical pianist who teaches private lessons to students of all ages at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn and at the Music Institute of Chicago's Downers Grove location.
He frequently performs as a recitalist and concerto soloist, and has an extensive background in accompanying and chamber music. His academic and performing experience greatly contributes to his expertise as a teacher. Having taught professionally since 1992, Djordjevic has taught piano at the University of Illinois, College of DuPage, Wheaton College, University of Notre Dame, Benedictine University and Elgin Community College.
Interests outside of music:
I also enjoy bicycle riding, classic cars and spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite composer or piece to play: