Hello everyone, I am Ivana. I grew up and studied in Serbia, in a Dutch-Serbian family. I started playing the piano when I was 8 years old, and I never stopped! I went to primary and secondary music school, and eventually to the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where I got a bachelor’s (2015) and master’s degree (2017) in music pedagogy.
During and after my studies I worked with more than 80 students in several primary schools and music schools, teaching piano, music, leading a children’s choir and working as an accompanist.
In 2017 I moved to the Netherlands to study Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen, and to experience life in the Netherlands - the country I was born in.
In 2020 I started my own business, The Silver Key: a place where I teach piano and share my musical knowledge. The most satisfying part – watching my students progress, week by week, month by month!
In 2021 I received a teaching qualification (onderwijsbevoegdheid) from DUO, the Dutch Office of Education, certifying my university degrees acquired in Serbia. In October of the same year I started teaching music in the bilingual department of the primary school Groningse Schoolvereniging.
In 2022 I moved to Zwijndrecht and in June started teaching piano and music at SOL Ambacht, working with children age 5 to 12.