Originally from town of Senica, Slovakia, Dr. Janka Krajciova serves as piano faculty, collaborative pianist, adjudicator and church musician in the Omaha area. She has served on the Piano Faculty at the Omaha Conservatory of Music since October 2015, teaching private and group classes to students of all ages and levels, as well as accompanying for masterclasses, recitals, and competitions.
Janka has taught piano privately in Slovakia, Louisiana, Kansas and Nebraska, as well as in collegiate setting during her graduate studies. In her teaching, Dr. Krajciova encourages pianists at every level to reach their full potential with this wonderful instrument and hopes to instill a life-long love for music in her students. Her pedagogical priority is to build a well-rounded musician who understands that taking piano lessons requires not only interest and passion for music, but also discipline, dedication and patience. As a teacher, she continuously strives to work on her professional development by attending masterclasses, state and nationwide music conferences, as well as by taking piano pedagogy online courses.
Janka earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Master of Music from Kansas State University, and Bachelor of Music from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Her primary tutors have included Mark Clinton, Slawomir Dobrzanski, Francis Yang, Nikita Fitenko, and Peter Cerman. She appeared as a soloist with Northwestern State and Kansas State University Orchestras and was one of the two pianists featured in Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the Orchestra Omaha in September 2018. A passionate chamber musician who believes in giving back to the community, she performed at the Bryan West Lincoln Hospital with violinist Lisa Nielsen, under the Lincoln Symphony’s “Healing Arts” project. In Fall 2020, Janka's article "A Friendly Tarantella" was published in the Piano Magazine, a division of The Francis Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. She currently serves as a pianist for Wildewood Christian Church in Papillion, NE and substitute pianist for Discovery Presbytarian Church in Omaha.