Diana is a qualified music teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Musicology and a Graduate Diploma in Music Education. She is registered to teach both primary and secondary level classroom music, and has expertise in Orff approach and Kodaly method. As well as classroom music, she has been teaching piano and theory both in various schools in Victoria and through North Melbourne Music Studio (NMMS).
Diana comes from Croatia, where her love of music began. Growing up in a house where music was always around her, she attended music school (both primary and secondary level) along side her normal school. She graduated from the prestigious University of Zagreb‘s College of Music and worked for Jeunesses Musicales of Croatia (Croatian language site) as a producer of artistic and educational programmes in pre-school institutions in Zagreb, before migrating to Australia with her family.
She continued her education in Australia studying piano with Miss. Pat Gleeson and graduating at Ballarat University (GradDipMusEd) following her dream of working with children, inspiring creativity and love of music in them. She worked at primary schools and in Ballarat Centre of Music & The Arts before moving to Melbourne and establishing NMMS.
North Melbourne Music Studio
NMMS was created in 2000 in order for Diana to be able to teach music and piano in a different environment than a school curriculum. Focusing on fun and improvisation as well as developing musicality and piano technique, NMMS tailors lessons towards individual students’ way of learning and a style/s of music they prefer.
NMMS specializes in teaching piano to students from beginners level to Grade 5 and theory to Grade 7.
We currently do not offer other instruments.
NMMS also provides the program for students who wish to sit the AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) exams both in piano and theory.
More information can be found on our lessons page.
End of year recital
Students are given a chance to perform at a recital at the end of every year. They can play their own compositions if they wish, or even bring any other instruments. Friends, parents and siblings are encouraged to attend and, sometimes, take part in the performance. It is a fun and informal way for students to share what they have learnt and to feel appreciated by a supportive audience.
For photos of some of our recitals, have a look at our previous recitals.