Nisreen Jardaneh

Education Coordinator
Lotus Centre for Special Music Education
Nisreen Jardaneh is a music educator and Apple Professional Learning Specialist (APLS) who believes that every child should have access to music education. She holds a Piano Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). She continued her higher education in Canada with a Graduate Research Certificates in Piano Pedagogy Research, a Master’s of Arts in with a thesis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters in Music Education with Université Laval. Nisreen has recently enrolled in special music education pedagogy program at the University of Ottawa to enrich her personal teaching experience.
Nisreen has been teaching for many years in different educational settings, and was featured as Teacher of the Week in Education Journal of the Middle East. She was a team member for developing Music Arts Curriculum in United Arab Emirates, and a contributor to the first Research and Information Guide in Piano Pedagogy published by Routledge.

Sandra Markovic

Piano Pedagogue
Piano Studio Markovic
Sandra Markovic is a certified piano pedagogue and music education researcher who teaches piano to children of all ages from her studio located in New Edinburgh/Rockcliffe. In addition to teaching piano, Sandra also teaches music theory, musicianship, and music history. Sandra earned a Certificate and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Ottawa and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in this field. Her thesis, entitled, "Teaching Piano to Children with Cochlear Implants: Effects and Implications," has been presented at several conferences across Canada. 
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