Adrianna Svitak: Child Prodigy and Educator


Is it possible for music education to expand the minds and imagination, as well as inspire the creative energy of today’s youth? Let’s take a close look at a young lady who is a great example of what can happen when she is provided with the proper tools to be successful.

Music has been a part of 15-year-old Adrianna Svitak’s life from an early age. Adrianna started playing the piano at the ripe old age of five and began playing the violin at age six. Young Miss Svitak has been able to master both instruments very well, and she’s had the opportunity to participate in musical events such as a Bach Festival, the Northwest Chopin Festival, the Music Teachers National Association, and Seattle, Washington’s Young Artists Festival. Over the years, Adrianna’s musical talents have been recognized in several piano and violin competitions. She has also received quite a few honors along with prestigious awards because of her strong talents as a musician.

Adrianna is not just what some might consider to be a child prodigy but she been an accomplished music teacher since the age of nine, teaching piano to beginning students and later developing a clientele of violin students as well. She uses the exact same music techniques that helped her become a polished violinist and pianist. Adrianna provides piano and violin lessons to students her age and younger, bringing her sensitivity to the apprehension many first-time music students feel. Adrianna also performs at fundraising events, as well as special school activities and enjoys playing classical pieces by composers Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.

It seems like there’s nothing the young Miss Svitak cannot do.  Her poetry and artwork are on display on her website. Plus, she has co-authored a book called Dancing Fingers, which she wrote with her 13-year-old sister Adora, who has been writing short stories, poetry, and other literary works since she was six years old. Adrianna and Adora Svitak’s parents must be thrilled to have a couple of very talented children in the household.

Surely, Adrianna shows how education and hard work  can expand the mind, create endless possibilities, and lead to success for today’s youth.

Click here to read more about Adrianna.


Heidi Norris
A Vocalist and a Concert Opera Philadelphia Company Board Member. Earned a M.S. Degree from Full Sail University (July 2010), and B.A. In Music from Immaculata University (May 2006). Works in the Accounts Payable division of J.W. Pepper.


  1. I just “happened” upon this site while looking a JWPepper site. Was very encouraged to hear of this special lesson with your guitar student. I teach piano/violin – we teach the same thing over & over to many different students. (I never tire of “Twinkle”) But the great joy is in inspiring these young lives – to be able to relate music (& the discipline of learning) to their everyday lives. We must consider the “whole” student when teaching; changing our approach to match their learning style and even their “mood” at lesson time. Encouraging improvization – by just starting w/one chord (E minor to correspond w/his mood?) led this student to open up to even more possibilities. I am sure he went away elated – and not just about his music. Well done.

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