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Radka Hanakova

Radka Hanakova

To inspire is what I call a motto of my teaching. For my life music represents a life-long passion, challenge, commitment, and a spiritual gift of unmatched quality. Being able to share such experience with my students I perceive as a highest priviledge but also a great responsibility. Both music and teaching are manifestations of a creative communication and connection. I base my teaching style on the uniquess of each student-teacher relationship, which I consider a key component to success. Understanding each student's individual personality, expectations, talents, and goals as well as challenging them in bringing out and expanding their utmost potential is always on the forefront of my approach. In my teaching, I do encourage students to exercise their own control and invention in making musical and interpretive choices. Asking questions and making room for students to find answers and solutions, inspiring curiosity not only about music but about all aspects of life, expanding learning horizons, in my opinion lead to a greater autonomy and confidence, contributing and allowing to shape individual identity of each student. The process of teaching and learning is a reciprocal circle. "When I teach I learn, and when I learn I teach", said Leonard Bernstein. When such a phenomena is set in motion, it never dries. Teaching experience and online studio info: With more than twenty years of teaching and performing experience in both Canada and Europe Dr. Radka Hanáková represents a combination of skills and experience needed for the best teaching performance. Aways embracing a diversity and internationalism in her class, Ms. Hanáková has been working with students and artists from around the globe: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Iran, South Korea, Japan, United States, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe, among others. Some of her students won awards in national competitions and were accepted to the university programs. From 2014 - 2022 she served as a piano instructor at Branksome Hall, Toronto, in addition to being a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. Currently Dr. Radka Hanáková teaches at a music school in Prague, serves as a teaching assistant at the Prague Conservatory, and she also maintains a private online studio, welcoming students of all ages and levels worldwide. For full bio please visit:

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2020 - Doctor of Music - University of Toronto
  • 2013 - Artist Diploma - The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto
  • 2011 - Master of Music - Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Professional development

  • Banff Summer Piano Masterclass - - 2010
  • Banff Summer Piano Masterclass - - 2011
  • International School of Early music in Valtice, Czech Republic - - 2020
  • International School of Early Music in Valtice, Czech Republic - - 2021
  • Music Academy in Reichenau, Austria - - 2007