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Since early childhood, Alena has always been surrounded by music. Her grandfather, a jazz multi-instrumentalist, accompanied her when she was taking her first steps towards music, becoming a great musical role model for her. At the age of three she began singing, and a few years later started playing the piano, which eventually became her study and professional point of focus. After graduating from comprehensive grammar school, she therefore decided to continue studying at a conservatory focused on classical and jazz music. In her teaching profession, she values cooperation with her students the most, who pose as a great inspiration for her life. Her main goal in teaching is to lead students to love music, to make their own musical discoveries and gain new insights and knowledge.
2009-2013: Follow-up master's degree studies, Teacher Training for Secondary Schools, field of study Music Education – Instrument, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education
2006-2009: Bachelor's degree, specialisation in Pedagogy, field of study Music Education – Instrument, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education
2004-2006: Jaroslav Ježek Higher Vocational School in Prague, majoring in Music / specialised field Piano
2000-2004: Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague, majoring in Music / specialised field piano
She has been working at Open Gate school since 2008, initially as a piano teacher, and in recent years she has been teaching music education in their grammar school division. In addition, she is a member of the pedagogical staff of the Josef Lada Art School in Velké Popovice, where she instructs and guides both children and adults on how to play the piano.
Her biggest hobbies include spending time with her family, going on family trips and travel. She has two little daughters, with whom she likes to spend time caring for the garden. She loves music and everything connected with it, attending concerts and the theatre. She is interested in design and architecture, where she seeks connections and links to other artistic directions and disciplines.