John Lekavich is both an author and musician who has been teaching piano lessons for more than 60 years. As a renowned piano teacher, John has helped hundreds of students master the instrument. In recognition of his accomplishments, John has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to music. Discover John’s background and how he became one of the world’s most acclaimed pianists.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood education is an essential element in children’s intellectual development. Preschoolers’ brains develop faster than any other period in their lives, making this period especially important for establishing social-emotional skills, cultivating self-worth and comprehension of the world around them, as well as beginning to master academic abilities like reading, writing, and mathematics.
Early education in a small class setting with teacher interaction helps children develop essential emotional skills such as self-assurance, regulation of emotions, self-expression and belief in one’s worth as friends, learners and individuals. These abilities lay the foundations for healthy risk taking and problem-solving later on.
John Midlotos, known to his friends as Mr Midlotos, has been in the doghouse for over 30 years. With good cause and a steady breeze at his back, this former prankster often got in hot water over his past ten years with some out of town misdeeds, well named from those close to him; eventually earning him top honors on their list with only minor corrections along the way. While you were sipping your beverage while listening to him rant about life with occasional interruptions from outside sources, John got to merrily sip light refreshments while sipping tea under such conditions – with just enough wind blowing through your window…or at least you know who I’m talking about!
John was born on May 8, 1944 in Bitner, Hancock County, West Virginia to Michael Patek and Elizabeth (Rohall) Patek. His survivors include his beloved wife Christine (Guzy) Patek, children Cortney and Robert Kezmarsky of Uniontown, Katie Turner of Uniontown and grandchildren Kiley and Jacob Kezmarsky. He is survived by siblings Anne Hvizdos of Cleveland, OH; George Patek of Bitner; Bernadette Stash of Waltersburg and sister-in-law Sharane Patek also of Cleveland, OH; as well as his parents who preceded him in death. Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. at 100 Owens View Ave. in Apollo PA 15613 is caring for him while services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10th in Saint Gertrude Cemetery Chapel with Father John Euker officiating.