Testimonials

Mr Zeljko Bedic OAM, is the most passionate, inspirational, professional and talented music teacher for piano, accordion and music theory that I have ever had the pleasure of learning with. I have learned so much from him over the years and have advanced in leaps and bounds in my playing and performance which has been thoroughly enjoyable and lots of fun along the way. He is a person of the highest integrity and his teaching approach and professionalism are outstanding. Zeljko has the ability to bring out the best in every student that he teaches. I would highly recommend him to everyone from young children to adults and seniors.

- Judith Hague

Last year I decided to reignite my love of music by picking up piano lessons again after around 15 years of not playing. I was nervous about finding a teacher with whom I could connect, as I find this to be very important when learning an instrument. My anxieties fell away on learning with Zeljko. He has a talent at setting you at ease and working with you at your level. He took the time to get a feel for what I wanted out of lessons and my musical tastes. He has a wealth of experience with a focus on technical excellence so as to cultivate expressivity and feeling when playing. I am so happy I took the leap back into lessons.

- Cammilla Carmichael

Zeljko Bedic OAM is a wonderful and talented accordion teacher who has been instrumental in fulfilling my childhood dream to play the accordion.

I started learning accordion with Zeljko at the age of 35. It was something I always wanted to do, however with study, work and family never got around to doing it.

After a search of the internet, I picked up the phone and met Zeljko for a few introductory lessons, and then signed-up. I made more progress during a couple of weeks with Zeljko than during the lifetime before trying to learn on my own. Zeljko’s professional teaching has provided me with encouragement, support and insight that I required. Five years later, I still look forward to my music lesson every week.

Having an excellent teacher like Zeljko makes a huge difference!

Zhenya/Eugene - Sydney Lawyer, part time dad and full time accordion student.

- Eugene Khristenko

Mr Zeljko Bedic OAM is an extraordinary and outstanding music teacher and AMEB Examiner, who has dedicated his life to music, music teaching and education at the highest level for piano, accordion and music theory. In his private one-on-one classes, I have benefited immensely from Mr Bedic’s excellent approach to teaching and his superior insight into interpretation of music and performance, that is comprehensive and professional. This was even apparent with some very advanced and difficult pieces which I was preparing for my HSC Encore concert and state, national and international competitions. I have gained the highest level of music knowledge from my one-on-one classes with Zeljko. His excellent and encouraging communication in lessons makes it very easy for students to follow instructions. He is precise and to the point in identifying any issues and challenges that need to be addressed, and provides clear guidance on how to resolve those with great patience, knowledge and understanding. Zeljko is very active to answer students' questions and concerns as they arise. He is the best music teacher whom I have ever had and has helped me to achieve the pinnacle in my music career, including my numerous achievements in successfully winning the NSW State, National, Australasian and International championships. Terry Bin Lu - Architect

- Terry Bin Lu

Mr Zeljko Bedic OAM, is an outstanding, caring and dedicated professional diploma music teacher / AMEB Examiner of the highest calibre, for Piano, Accordion and Music Theory (including aural and sight reading skills). His focus is on important musical details and to always ensure that my daughter Bianca fully understands one concept thoroughly before moving onto the next topic. By setting a very high bar and standard, Zeljko has not only helped Bianca achieve outstanding AMEB exam results (High Distinctions, 100% and 98%) but has also strengthened Bianca's work ethic and self-discipline. He is truly a great and highly experienced teacher, whom we are extremely happy with and would highly recommend him and Paddington Music Studio to anyone!

- Yun Li / Bianca Zhu

Zeljko Bedic OAM is an inspirational piano teacher at the highest level who achieves outstanding AMEB exam and competition results for his students at Paddington Music Studio. Making the decision to sit for my AMEB AMusA Piano performance exam was extremely daunting and intimidating as it appeared to be a significant step up from my AMEB Grade 8 Piano exam. Prior to Zeljko, I had only been taught by one other piano teacher and was definitely concerned about making the switch, despite Zeljko’s extensive experience, qualifications and credentials. However, being an AMEB Examiner (Diploma Level) and his 25 Year AMEB Examiner Service Award, I decided to sign up for an introductory lesson and didn’t hesitate to continue with lessons immediately after that. I just knew that I was in the best possible hands to prepare for my exam. Zeljko has taught me invaluable lessons with performance and interpretation, and completely reignited my passion for playing the piano and music overall. It all came to fruition and paid off in the end, when I was awarded my AMusA Piano Diploma on my first attempt due to Zeljko’s professional direction and guidance and all of the hard work that I had put in. This all occurred just prior to commencing my HSC / Year 12, the following week. It was an amazing feeling and I couldn’t have been happier! I would recommend Zeljko to anyone who is looking for an exceptional piano teacher.
Yolanda Tan - Medical Student at Melbourne University

- Yolanda Ying Yu Tan

Since I started having piano lessons with Zeljko, he has provided me with professional direction to advance my piano playing to the highest level it's ever been. I started taking lessons with Zeljko after taking a break for over a decade and wanted to lift my playing back to where it once was. Within the first couple of weeks, he had already guided me to improve my technique and overcome the hurdles I was facing in my pieces. From there on, I continued to progress and I'm now playing better than ever before in preparation for my AMusA Piano Performance Diploma exam. Zeljko is always patient, calm and professional and puts me at ease. His lessons always add value to my week and I would without a doubt, highly recommend him to you as your piano and music theory teacher!

- Marita Ferreira

Zeljko’s impressive qualifications and credentials, experience, knowledge and patience make for an inspirational accordion teacher who is taking me to new levels of performance and enjoyment of playing. Time after time I discover new ideas, technique and skills thanks to Zeljko. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent accordion and piano teacher.
Dr Emmanuel Karantanis - Obstetrician

- Dr Emmanuel Karantanis

Zeljko Bedic OAM is a phenomenal piano and music theory teacher as well as being a highly experienced AMEB examiner and adjudicator. As an adult beginner student, I was very nervous to begin learning an instrument from scratch, however Zeljko has been extremely professional, supportive and patient, and has made my learning very enjoyable and a lot of fun. He is teaching me a lot more than piano along the way, including determination, focus, relaxation, excellent technique, attention to musical detail and the art of expression and phrasing. I highly recommend Zeljko at Paddington Music Studio to young children, teenagers and adults alike. You will absolutely love your music lessons with Zeljko!

- Danielle Khalil

I have been a piano and music theory student of Zeljko’s at Paddington Music Studio for more than two years and have achieved outstanding results in my AMEB Grade 5 and 6 piano exams, well beyond what I could have reasonably expected. My results were a Honours (A) and High Distinction (A+) respectively. To say these results were a surprise to me is an understatement and they are a testament of Zeljko's ability to prepare me and all of his students for piano exams exceptionally well. In addition, I achieved High Distinctions (100%) in both my AMEB Theory of Music exams thanks to Zeljko’s passionate teaching style and attention to detail.

I am an adult student who returned to piano after a break of more than 30 years. My motivation and enjoyment of the piano is the result of his methods, experience, and knowledge. Zeljko is able to impart a strong understanding of the musical requirements, but also to generate understanding of the subtleties, stylistic characteristics and interpretation of a piece of music or technical work which raises the student to a superior musical level. I thank Zeljko for passing on his exceptional knowledge of music and performance and instilling a high level of confidence in my playing ability. I am more than happy to recommend Zeljko to any student who wishes to achieve outstanding AMEB results or just learn for fun and enjoyment.

- Andrew Stewart

I would highly recommend Zeljko Bedic OAM at Paddington Music Studio if you are keen to learn to play the Accordion, Piano or Music Theory. Zeljko is an outstanding, highly qualified professional music teacher and AMEB Examiner, well above the rest. His passion for music and ability to impart his vast knowledge and experience to his students in a fun and enjoyable way, shines through each and every lesson. He is a truly awesome teacher who is extremely patient with his students, which is very hard to find these days. He possesses a vast knowledge and understanding of all genres of music and has the ability to bring out the very best in each and every student. I recommend Zeljko without any hesitation for your future music lessons!

- Liz Forrester / Renae Ivanovic

Zeljko taught me Piano and Accordion at the highest level. He is a highly committed and passionate music teacher who always strives to bring out the very best in all of his students. He personalises his teaching to meet each students’ needs and aspirations. Zeljko's extensive qualifications, credentials and background as an AMEB examiner were extremely helpful with my preparation for AMEB exams. Under his outstanding direction and guidance I was successful in winning the Music Teachers' Association of NSW, Margaret Chalmers Memorial Scholarship on the Accordion, where I competed at the highest level against a variety of instrumentalists such as pianists, violinists, flautists etc., achieved 1st place in the AATA Australian Championships and was also successful in being awarded my AMEB AMusA performance diploma on the Piano, on my first attempt. I was also cordially invited as a special guest to perform as a soloist at the MTA’s Centenary Luncheon at Parliament House in Macquarie St, Sydney. I would highly recommend Zeljko Bedic OAM at Paddington Music Studio as a music teacher to students at all levels and ages.

- Dr Li Li

Learning to play the accordion with Zeljko has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Nearly two years ago, I decided to purchase an accordion. I had never played one before, but I was fascinated by it as an instrument and was intent on learning to play. At this stage, I had not played an instrument in over ten years since I left high school and I had no keyboard experience. I quickly realised I would benefit greatly from professional music lessons and luckily I found Zeljko Bedic OAM (highly experienced, qualified and an AMEB Examiner) at his highly regarded Paddington Music Studio. I have attended weekly private one-on-one lessons with Zeljko for over one and a half years now. Through his professional tutelage, guidance and direction, I have gone from a complete novice to playing ever increasingly challenging, beautiful and complex pieces of music which I thoroughly enjoy. Zeljko has provided a professional, safe and welcoming learning environment at his studio. His passion for music is undeniable and I look forward to continuing lessons with him for years to come. Needless to say, I hold Zeljko in the highest esteem and would highly recommend him to students of all ages looking for accordion, piano and music theory lessons.

- Callum Clarke

Zeljko is a passionate, kind and patient piano teacher, experienced with adult and young students alike. He is a highly experienced AMEB Examiner, professionally qualified and credentialed diploma teacher who has a strong understanding of the AMEB examination system. He helps students prepare for AMEB grade exams all the way up to AMusA / LMusA Piano Performance Diploma level, in a structured and thoughtful manner. Zeljko is insightful and has an excellent ear, with a strong focus on listening to musical detail and interpretation of student’s pieces. He has prepared me to successfully complete my AMEB 8th Grade Piano exam and we are now embarking on to my new challenge of preparing for my AMusA Piano Performance Diploma. I would highly recommend Zeljko at Paddington Music Studio to anyone who is looking for an exceptional piano and music theory teacher.

- Liana Downey

I have never learned to play a musical instrument as a child, however as I grew into a young adult I felt a strong inclination towards learning the piano. Coming across a pamphlet at a local cafe in Paddington, it was a series of serendipities that saw me enrolling as one of Zeljko’s students and I am very glad I did. With no experience or ability to read music, Zeljko has taken the time to lead me through the basic principles, helping to build my skills and knowledge of reading music. Zeljko’s precision has enabled me to learn technicalities correctly from the start which have served as an incredible foundation as I progress. Although learning to read music and play the piano were intimidating undertakings initially, Zeljko’s patience and calm temperament have allowed the process to be both fun and rewarding. Zeljko’s wealth of knowledge and experience shine through in both his conversation and approach to teaching. I highly recommend Zeljko at his Paddington Music Studio to anyone looking to learn to play the piano regardless of age and experience.

- Hannah McDougall

Zeljko is an outstanding highly qualified professional music teacher and AMEB Examiner who specialises in piano, accordion and music theory tuition. I contacted him with regards to completing the AMEB Theory of Music / Musicianship grades and within a single term he was able to help me achieve High Distinctions / Distinctions for Grades 1 to 3, and now moving on to Grades 4 to 6, the latter being a requirement for my AMEB LMusA Piano Performance Diploma exam. He takes great care in customising and structuring my lessons based on my current skill level and knowledge, and helps ensure that I clearly understand each aspect of the various grades before moving on to the next one. Zeljko exhibits excellent patience, care and understanding towards me as a student and clearly demonstrates his professionalism in the field of AMEB Theory of Music and Musicianship. If you are looking for a teacher who is highly competent and very committed to his students, and is able to explain information and impart knowledge in an easy to understand manner, then I would highly recommend Zeljko Bedic OAM at the Paddington Music Studio.

- Nico Buchner

My daughter, aged 6 has piano lessons with Zeljko which she really loves and enjoys. Zeljko is an excellent teacher, who finds the right balance between making the lesson fun and interesting whilst maintaining a high professional standard. Zeljko always finds the best way to explain things that are easy for my daughter to understand. I am particularly impressed with Zeljko’s commitment to teaching her the more technical aspects of piano playing, such as the correct placement of fingers and hands. I would highly recommend Zeljko at Paddington Music Studio to anyone wishing to learn and enjoy learning to play the piano.

- Melody Booth

Learning with Zeljko was a very memorable experience. When I came to him in the last few weeks of my AMEB AMusA Performance Diploma exam preparation, he provided me with excellent professional knowledge and insightful skills on how to handle my exam and improve my pieces technically, musically and with the necessary detailed stylistic characteristics and interpretation. In this short period, Zeljko was a tremendous help to me, mostly in shaping my pieces and elevating my performances to the high standard that is expected at the advanced diploma level. He is also a very dedicated and resourceful teacher, who delivered his online lessons in a very thoughtful way and assisted me with my musicianship issues with lots of patience and understanding. I really appreciated his guidance in our time together and would definitely recommend Zeljko at Paddington Music Studio to any music students out there who may be looking for an advanced level of piano and music theory tuition.

- Melody Li

My daughter Lizzy is 5 and has never taken any piano or music lessons before. She loves learning with Zeljko and I would highly recommend him to any young beginners looking for fun and enjoyable piano lessons. He is kind, very patient and teaches with a supportive technique and method that is very encouraging.
My daughter loves learning piano so much that her sister is about to start lessons with Zeljko as well :)

- Alicia Boyd

I was thrilled to find Zeljko Bedic OAM to teach my son music theory. Whilst an accomplished performer, my son needed to catch up on music theory to study Music 2 for the HSC and to progress with his performance AMEB grades. Mr Bedic was able to revise concepts quickly so that both he and my son were confident all the basics were bedded down and that there were no gaps in his learning. Following my son’s outstanding results of 100% High Distinction for AMEB 1st and 2nd Grade Theory of Music, Mr Bedic is working closely with him to understand more complex concepts of music theory, including 4 part vocal harmony and melody writing, both for HSC Music 2 and AMEB 3rd to 6th Grade Theory of Music / Musicianship. My son enjoys his weekly lessons with Mr Bedic immensely and is making significant and fast progress. I could not recommend Mr Bedic more highly.

Joan, Parent of a senior high school student

- Joan Perkins

Learning with Zeljko was a very memorable experience. When I came to him in the last few weeks of my AMEB AMusA Performance Diploma exam preparation, he provided me with excellent professional knowledge and insightful skills on how to handle my exam and improve my pieces technically, musically and with the necessary detailed stylistic characteristics and interpretation. In this short period, Zeljko was a tremendous help to me, mostly in shaping my pieces and elevating my performances to the high standard that is expected at the advanced diploma level. He is also a very dedicated and resourceful teacher, who delivered his online lessons in a very thoughtful way and assisted me with my musicianship issues with lots of patience and understanding. I really appreciated his guidance in our time together and would definitely recommend Zeljko at Paddington Music Studio to any music students out there who may be looking for an advanced level of piano and music theory tuition.

- Mingyu (Melody) Li

I have been enjoying my accordion lessons with Zeljko at the Paddington Music Studio which commenced this year (2021). Zeljko is a passionate and engaging music teacher. His attention to detail and enthusiasm are what I welcome the most. I would highly recommend Zeljko to anyone looking for an excellent accordion teacher.

- David van Reyk - Lecturer UTS

After wanting to learn the piano for many years I started taking lessons with Zeljko nearly a year ago. I cannot believe how far I have been able to progress in such a short time under Zeljko's guidance. I was a complete beginner and in 6 months I have completed my AMEB Grade 1 Theory of Music with a High Distinction (100%) award and am able to play a broad variety of classical and contemporary pieces confidently and musically. Zeljko is a very patient, thoughtful and knowledgeable teacher. I am especially impressed that our lessons include not only learning to play the piano but also music theory and technique, which has enriched my knowledge and my piano playing. I highly recommend Zeljko as a piano and music theory teacher!

- Charlotte Booth

After a long break from playing I was searching online for a highly qualified and experienced teacher and decided to start lessons with Zeljko earlier this year. I am an advanced diploma level pianist and violinist, and since starting again, I have been learning and playing a variety of enjoyable and challenging pieces across different time periods and genres in combination with some excellent technical work. I am extremely happy with the quick progress that I am making and Zeljko’s guidance and teaching style. Zeljko is a passionate and very knowledgeable piano teacher with great attention to musical detail. He has been flexible with lesson times and keeping an open mind with regard to my learning, as I am just playing for fun and enjoyment and to expand my piano repertoire. I would highly recommend Zeljko to anyone looking for an excellent piano teacher.

- Kristine Khong

As an adult beginner student, I have been thoroughly enjoying my accordion lessons with Zeljko Bedic OAM at his Paddington Music Studio. Before I started the lessons with him, I was anxious about how to fit accordion practise and lessons into my busy work-study-family life, but Zeljko has been very understanding, supportive and patient and has made my learning experience full of fun and enjoyment. I have been enjoying to learn to play the accordion very much and I am so happy to see that I have progressed so incredibly quickly under Zeljko’s professional guidance. I never thought that this would be possible. Zeljko is an outstanding, talented and passionate music teacher, whom I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn to play the accordion.

- Beatrice Zhou

Having never played piano before, I started learning as an adult under Zeljko Bedic's tutelage at Paddington Music Studio. Zeljko’s passion, professionalism and vast experience as a music teacher have made learning on his beautiful grand piano at his music studio one of the highlights of my week. I have found his lessons strike the perfect balance between challenging me to undertake more complex and engaging pieces, while ensuring that I maintain correct technique and the best possible musicianship to support me in the long term. I would highly recommend Zeljko to anyone looking to learn to play the piano.

- Ben Corry

I learned to play the piano when I was young and haven’t played for quite a long time. I decided to restart my piano journey a few months ago and found Zeljko Bedic OAM at the Paddington Music Studio who is a professional, passionate and very impressive music teacher. I was nervous at my first introductory lesson, however Zeljko was very patient and provided me with lots of helpful and insightful guidance with my piano playing and preparation for my AMEB Grade 6 exam. He always answers my questions in a manner that I can easily understand and has taught me many useful performance techniques and musical interpretation skills. His passion for music and teaching the piano to his students is incredibly evident. With Zeljko’s outstanding ability to impart knowledge to his students, I achieved a High Distinction (100%) for my AMEB Grade 1 Theory of Music which was exhilarating. I am now preparing for Grade 2 onwards. After several months of studying to play the piano with Zeljko, I feel much more confident with my piano playing than ever before. In fact, my technique and musicianship have improved immensely! I would highly recommend Zeljko to anyone looking for a highly experienced and qualified piano and music theory teacher, who is very easy-going, and who can help and guide you with absolutely everything to do with your music education.

- Kerwin Yang - UTS Uni Student

I’m only a few months into lessons but am already making great progress. Zeljko Bedic OAM from the Paddington Music Studio is a fantastic teacher, and our lessons are one of the highlights of my week. I’d highly recommend him to any new piano players looking to build the right foundation to their technique and musicianship, while having some fun and enjoyment at the same time!

- Mike Southwell

One of the best things I have done this year is to return to learning to play the piano. As a mature adult student it started out as an experiment to see how much I could remember from 50 years ago but also as another way to keep the neurones buzzing. Zeljko Bedic OAM has been a wonderful engaging and passionate teacher: encouraging; ensuring it is fun and enjoyable, as well as focusing on technique, musicianship, style and foundational good practice, and introducing music theory (not mandatory!) as another dimension of music appreciation. Under Zeljko’s professional guidance, I achieved a High Distinction (100%) for my AMEB Grade 1, Theory of Music Exam which I was absolutely thrilled about. Life is richer, music more fun, and the sense of personal achievement and growth thoroughly enjoyable. Zeljko tailors the lessons to your own ambition and pace but also encourages stretching the envelope as well, even to participating in AMEB exams at your own pace. There is still lots to learn - even well into my 60s and onwards. I would highly recommend Zeljko to anyone looking for an outstanding piano teacher.

Margie Cook AO

- Margie Cook AO

I have had a love for music all my life but never had the opportunity to master the piano in a way that would be enjoyable for others to listen to and most importantly to provide me with enjoyment and pleasure. My attempts over the years to play the piano always failed due to never being able to master a song properly, hence I decided to not let one more NYE resolution pass bye and took up the commitment to become a student of Zeljko Bedic OAM at the Paddington Music Studio. Zeljko is an absolutely wonderful, passionate, professional and engaging piano teacher. He has been very patient, thorough, kind, encouraging and most importantly has a method and approach to teaching piano that leaves me feeling that I am improving each and every week with my technique, musicianship and overall piano playing. After just two terms I am over the moon with what I have already achieved with Zeljko’s professional guidance. Personally as an adult student, I believe anyone would be very fortunate to be a student of Zeljko’s, who I couldn’t recommend more highly. He is simply the best!

- Angela Sewell

Good quality accordion teachers are very hard to come by. Thank goodness for Zeljko Bedic OAM at Paddington Music Studio. I approached Zeljko for lessons when I inherited an accordion and wanted to learn how to play it. He was very communicative and personable when responding to my emails, even though he was overseas at the time. He was flexible in developing a suitable lesson schedule for me and was transparent and up front about the fee structure. There were definitely no hidden surprises.

Then came the lessons. When Zeljko demonstrated what the accordion could do I felt inspired and not intimidated at all, despite his mastery of the instrument. I had no idea the accordion could be such a fun instrument to play. Zeljko was patient and encouraging, and even let me play his professional accordion on occasion, which is a much better quality than mine. Lessons were fun and relaxed but efficiently structured. Time flew by during our lessons and I always left feeling uplifted. My progress with the instrument was a lot faster than I thought it would be, and it is still a source of joy for me to pick up my accordion and play for my own enjoyment.

Zeljko is experienced and well connected and I will be sure to ask him for advice when I am ready to upgrade my accordion. If you are considering learning a new instrument, or even brushing up on some existing skills, then consider learning to play the accordion with the best teacher, Zeljko at the Paddington Music Studio. I'm really glad I did!

- Alexandra Sabastian

If you’re an ‘older’ student, re-starting piano after decades of not playing and feeling a bit nervous about it all, I can highly recommend Zeljko at the Paddington Music Studio. Here’s why.

Firstly, he is a highly competent piano teacher, knowledgeable in all aspects of music and piano technique.

Secondly, he is an excellent communicator. Clear, comprehensive instruction – adapted to your level of knowledge and understanding.

Thirdly, he is capable, flexible and prepared to adapt his teaching style to your level, your physical capabilities, your pace of learning, and your goals.

Finally, he’s a really nice person who is very patient and who you can have a laugh with...And if you’re an adult like me, with poor technique and a bit of arthritis, who’s trying to re-learn after many years, you’ll probably need to keep your sense of humour!

When I was searching for a teacher, I read Zeljko’s other reviews, and I can now confirm that these reviews are all accurate. I’m very pleased at how quickly I have progressed as a result of Zeljko’s teaching, and I very much encourage you to give him a go!

- Lynn Ralph

Zeljko Bedic OAM at Paddington Music Studio is an exceptional and outstanding piano, accordion and music theory teacher. He is a highly skilled and passionate music teacher who makes every lesson enjoyable, productive and motivating. I can see the excellent progress I am continually making with Zeljko's professional guidance and expertise. He makes it easy for me to clearly understand everything in my lessons and what I need to focus on in my weekly practise. Zeljko covers all areas of tuition, including technique, musicianship, correct hand / finger positioning and movement which is helping me build an excellent foundation for my ongoing learning as I progress slowly through to an advanced level of playing. I couldn’t be happier learning to play the accordion with such a professional, passionate, patient and friendly teacher like Zeljko. I am extremely happy with the progress I have made in a relatively short space of time, and I know the best is yet to come. I would highly recommend Zeljko to anyone who is looking for an exceptional and inspirational accordion or piano teacher. He is simply the best!

- Paul Chiu

I cannot recommend Zeljko highly enough! He is an incredibly experienced musician, and his passion for teaching is evident in every lesson. He is patient and persistent, and his enthusiasm is contagious.

As an adult learner, I have found that his teaching style is perfect for me. He strikes the right balance between challenging me and encouraging me, and he never makes me feel intimidated or overwhelmed. He is always positive and supportive, and his feedback is both constructive and insightful.

In addition to his impressive musicianship, technical expertise and teaching skills, he is a pleasure to work with. He is warm, friendly, and approachable, and he creates a relaxed and comfortable learning environment.

If you are looking for a teacher to ignite (or re-ignite, in my case) your passion for piano, I highly recommend taking lessons with Zeljko.

- Amelia Brown

As an adult beginner with learning to play the piano, I was looking for a highly qualified and experienced professional diploma teacher for piano, who could help me develop a strong foundation in playing the piano. I found exactly what I was looking for with Zeljko. From the first lesson, it was clear that Zeljko is a true expert, one of the best in his field, and he has maintained a consistently high standard of tuition and guidance in my lessons. He uses a variety of approaches, analogies and instructions to help me improve my playing, and he always provides constructive and positive feedback that has helped me grow as a musician.

What sets Zeljko apart as a teacher is his ability to customise his lessons to each student. He takes the time to understand my individual needs and goals, and he tailors each lesson accordingly. He challenges me to improve while also making sure the pieces we work on are within my skill level. I particularly appreciate that he's willing to demonstrate concepts that I ask about, even if they're outside of the scope of the lesson. He ensures that they're within my skill level before letting me try them out, which has been immensely helpful in expanding my theoretical and technical knowledge and playing skills.

Zeljko's exceptional communication skills go beyond just his ability to explain musical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. He also excels in creating an open and transparent dialogue about my lessons, goals, and requirements. He is always willing to listen to my feedback and suggestions and provide honest and constructive feedback in return. Zeljko's approachable attitude and willingness to engage in open discussions have made me feel comfortable expressing any concerns or questions I may have about my progress. This has helped us to build a strong student / teacher relationship, which has greatly contributed to my ongoing lesson experiences. I truly appreciate how he values my input and incorporates it into our lessons, ensuring that we are working together towards achieving my goals.

Overall, my experience with Zeljko has exceeded all my expectations. He is professional, organised, and always arrives on time for lessons. I highly recommend Zeljko Bedic OAM / AMEB Examiner at Paddington Music Studio as a professional piano teacher to anyone looking for someone who can bring out the absolute best potential in each and every one of his piano students.

- Dangar Nguyen

As an adult piano student, Zeljko's teaching style is an excellent fit for me. As well as clearly being an extraordinary musician and a passionate highly qualified / experienced piano teacher and AMEB examiner, he always finds the perfect balance with encouraging and challenging me and is always positive and supportive. My weekly lessons are fun and enjoyable, the ‘homework’ lesson notes that he provides are very helpful and his feedback is always constructive and insightful.

Zeljko is professional, approachable, reliable, flexible, and creates a great learning environment. He is undoubtedly one of the best and most experienced piano teachers in Sydney. I highly recommend Zeljko at the Paddington Music Studio!

- Rowan Hunman

Mr Zeljko Bedic OAM is a highly experienced and qualified AMEB Examiner and professional Diploma Teacher for Piano and Music Theory. He has been teaching our son, Sam See for almost a year now and we have witnessed some incredible improvements with our son’s piano playing, musicianship and technique. His enjoyment, love of music and playing the piano has grown exponentially since he has been having lessons with Zeljko. Zeljko is an amazing, caring and passionate teacher who has brought out the very best out of our son, who is now playing at a level that we thought would never be possible. Sam See has recently achieved an outstanding A+ (High Distinction) for his AMEB Preliminary Piano Exam as well as 100% (High Distinction) for his AMEB Grade 1, Theory of Music Exam. We couldn’t be happier with these outstanding results which our son would have never been able to achieve with any other teacher. Zeljko is now preparing Sam See for his AMEB Grade 1 Piano Exam and AMEB Grade 2 Theory of Music Exam. We can’t wait to see the outcome that he will be able to achieve with Zeljko’s professional guidance and tutelage. We highly recommend Zeljko at Paddington Music Studio to anyone who is looking for a highly experienced and professional piano and music theory teacher!

- Chen How Yong