Continuing a Family Tradition of Music | Vivaldi Music Academy

Vivaldi Music Academy Students Travel Around the World to Perform
Vivaldi Music Academy Students Travel Around the World to
Zeljko Pavlovic, Founder
By Sandy Lowe

If you’re looking for an engaging opportunity for you or your child, a chance to develop skills, have fascinating experiences, and take pride in accomplishments, consider music lessons at Vivaldi Music Academy.

A Musical Heritage

Vivaldi’s founder and owner Zeljko Pavlovic took an interest in music early. With over 200 years of music tradition in his family, it’s no surprise that Zeljko picked up a violin at age three. By age 15, when he and his family safely escaped their native Bosnia, he was already a talented violinist. He went on to study at the University of Novi Sad Academy of Arts at the age of 16 as one of the youngest students. He later earned his master’s degree in violin performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Liege, Belgium and won several national and international competitions in his career.

While playing with the Houston Symphony for many years, Zeljko opened the first Vivaldi Music Academy 11 years ago in Houston. “My children were my inspiration to open the Academy when I was looking for lessons as a parent.” Vivaldi Music Academy’s mission is to provide the community the opportunity to explore music in a welcoming environment with highly qualified teachers who love to teach. Students develop the skills of learning to read music, play an instrument, and make lifelong friends.

Vivaldi Music Academy, which now operates five music academies in the Houston-area and one in San Antonio, welcomes learners of all ages, starting with an early childhood program, Vivaldi Seasons. From engaging mom-and-me classes for infants and toddlers to exploratory classes for them to grasp early music concepts, the program is fun and engaging. For school-age children and up, the Academy provides weekly individualized lessons, music theory classes, various master classes, and bi-annual recitals in Houston performance halls.

Vivaldi Music Academy 
    Students Travel Around 
    the World to Perform

Outstanding Opportunities

In addition to music education, Vivaldi offers students an unmatched opportunity to perform in renowned concert halls across the United States and Europe as part of their annual Summer Concert Series. From New York City’s renowned Carnegie Hall to Vivaldi’s Church in Venice, Italy, Vivaldi students of all levels have the opportunity to perform in these historic venues. Last summer, in celebration of the academy’s 10-year anniversary, students performed at renowned venues Brahms Hall in Vienna and Marble Hall in Salzburg.

This summer, Vivaldi students have the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Concerts of two separate groups of Vivaldi Academy students will be held July 5 and August 3. Each will perform individually, recital style. Asked about this unique opportunity, Zeljko said, “The great musicians around the world will all get to play in these great spaces. We wanted to extend these amazing opportunities to students of all skill levels and their families.”

Students who have benefitted from these experiences in the past often reach out to share what a boost it provided for them. In addition to building confidence and self-esteem, it has also helped several past students gain acceptance to their first choice of colleges because they listed playing at Carnegie Hall on their resume.

Vivaldi Music Academy 
    Students Travel Around 
    the World to Perform

Continued Growth

As Vivaldi Music Academy has grown, it has fueled a relocation of the Academy’s Sugar Land location. This brand-new 4,000-square-foot facility replaces Vivaldi’s Sugar Land Town Center location and sets a new standard for music education in the area. Equipped with a 60-seat recital hall and 11 private lesson rooms, this space is crafted for excellence in music instruction. Characterized by sleek, modern furniture and expansive wall-to-ceiling windows, the new space is the perfect blend of beauty and functionality.

Zeljko expressed his excitement about the opening of the new facility, “We have outgrown our location in Town Center, and this new space is perfect for our growing academy there. It allows us to enroll new students, offer more programs for students and families, and the new performance hall gives our students more performance opportunities and allows us to host local events to further embed ourselves in the cultural tapestry of Sugar Land. We are eager for this new chapter at Vivaldi Music Academy – Sugar Land.”

Music learning at Vivaldi Music Academy is fun and engaging, but it offers much more as a crucial element in a child’s development, teaching them discipline, positive work ethic, and aiding in the development of capabilities. Studies conducted at the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California concluded music instruction can improve regions in the brain responsible for processing information. Music has also been shown to boost and engage brain regions responsible for decision-making, focus, and inhibition of impulses. Positive improvement in cognitive skills including working memory was also found.

Vivaldi Music Academy teaches every genre of music from rock and pop to classical and offers private lessons for a variety of instruments, including piano, violin, guitar, drums, cello, voice, viola, flute, ukelele, and more.

Vivaldi Music Academy Students Travel Around the World to

Vivaldi’s teachers are hand-selected for their fun personalities and music education. Teachers hold instrument-specific university degrees from prestigious institutions such as Boston Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale University, and Rice University. Their warm personalities allow them to connect with each student in a meaningful way that encourages growth and learning.

Visit the Vivaldi Music Academy website or call the nearest Vivaldi location to learn more about the
opportunities available.

Houston, Texas Locations

  • Memorial
  • West University
  • Bellaire
  • Sugar Land
  • The Heights

Statewide Locations

  • San Antonio

Nationwide Locations

  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Austin, Texas (coming soon)

Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Locations Nationwide

Lessons Offered

  • Cello
  • Drum
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice


7417 Branford Place, Suite 200
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(346) 330-2646

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