Who We are

Alexa and her daughter, 2020

Hello and welcome to Piccolo Tirana! I am Alexa Hysi, the founder and primary teacher of Piccolo Tirana. I am so excited to sing, read, and play with you! I am passionate about providing natural and fun learning experiences and equipping parents with the confidence they need to raise happy and confident children. I am a licensed educator and certified Musikgarten teacher. I earned my Masters of Education from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas and taught in public and private schools in the United States and here in Albania. I am from Las Vegas, NV, USA but have lived in Tirana with my family since 2017.

In 2018, my husband and I welcomed our daughter into our family. We started looking for opportunities for her to play and learn with children her age but struggled to find exactly what we were looking for. So as a family we decided to create Piccolo Tirana to offer opportunities for families with small children like ours to learn and play together through literacy and music.

Our goal is to create a natural learning environment built around socializing and fun. In pursuing this goal, we also want to support small businesses in Tirana, Albania and highlight local artisans who specialize in creating arts and goods for small children. Our studio is equipped with natural materials produced and designed by local artisans.


Our studio is located in the Komuna e Parisit neighborhood of Tirana, Albania.

Find us in the courtyard area behind Eco Market on Rruga Tish Dahia.

Paid underground parking and street parking is available.