Nikola - Teacher #1304

- Baritone-Euphonium
- Trumpet

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- Croatian
- English
- Serbian

Teaching Philosophy

In my experience, finding a connection between the students natural learning style (incl. musical interests) and the trumpet is sure way to develop strong motivation for practice and growth.

Explaining how the trumpet works and supplementing that knowledge with all sorts of metaphors and visualizations, helps the learner get closer to the instrument and willing to tackle challenges.

A healthy listening diet of all genres and types of trumpet playing is also very useful, as is a mixture of fun ear training and reading exercises.

I also encourage my students to come up with their own melodies with the musical material they have learned at their respective level of experience. This applies to improvisation, be it jazz or other.

Learning by imitation is never underestimated and I always play my trumpet in the lessons.

Musical Education

I have a BA and MA from The Royal Conservatory at the University of Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. My principal teacher were Erik Vloeimans and Jarmo Hoogendijk. The main study area was jazz trumpet (with minor in classical) for the bachelor studies and leading and guiding in collaborative composition for master studies.

Special Skills and Training

Leading and Guiding - creative music making workshops. Trained by and collaborated with Guildhall School of Music London faculty. More than 5 years of experience with all ages, music learners, university students, professionals, troubled youth, recovering patients, etc.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).