Jan Jaluvka - An RCM Certified Teacher
Jan Jaluvka spent his formative years learning the fundamentals of piano technique with local piano teachers in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He later continued his piano studies at an advanced level at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto spending several years studying piano performance with the noted piano teacher and scholar, Boyanna Toyich.
Jan has earned the designation of RCM Certified Teacher from The Royal Conservatory of Music as an Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Piano Specialist.
He has kept up to date with his professional development by attending various music pedagogy seminars and master classes at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In July 2013, Jan attended a two week piano seminar and master class at Universita Populare di Roma in Rome, Italy featuring Italian pianist and teacher, Orazio Maione.
Jan’s great love and passion for music led him into a wide range of musical pursuits. These include composition of a variety of pieces for piano as well as works for orchestra and band.
He has always been active in church music having served in various capacities including church service pianist, guest organist, piano soloist and vocal soloist at Kitchener Street United Church and later at Lundy’s Lane United Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Jan holds post-secondary degrees from The University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.
The idea to create Jaluvka Piano School first developed from Jan’s desire to teach piano to his own daughter, Tatjana Jaluvka, whom he started teaching in 1999 and who recently graduated with honours from The University of Toronto Faculty of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree. This idea grew to its present form of working with a limited number of talented and motivated students to not only teach them to become highly-skilled pianists but to also help them develop a broader understanding and appreciation of music in general.
Tatjana Jaluvka has been a successful music theory instructor for several years. Tatjana teaches music theory with us concentrating on Levels 1 to 8 of the new 2016 RCM theory curriculum.
JALUVKA PIANO SCHOOL
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Tel: (905) 295-6809