I am originally from Lithuania where I've first started studying violin at the age of 5. My parents wanted me to play the violin as a hobby however my teacher saw more in me. By the age of 7, I have joined music boarding school (Eduardas Balsys music and arts gymnasium) where I successfully continued playing the violin in various competitions and festivals. In 2010 my mother decided to move to the UK bringing me along. I myself had a private tutor at first Ugne Tiskute who helped me to change from the violin to viola. Later that year I've got accepted to Royal Collefe of Music JD where I've started my studies with Sarah-Jane Bradley. I am now continuing studying with her at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance while in process of completing my degree.
Over the years I've been coached by many different professors in different masterclasses and also chamber groups including Michael Kaznowski and Rivka Golani who is my current chamber coach.
I believe over the years I've built experience in teaching with different methods which can be very beneficial for any age. There is nothing better than teaching others different ways of mastering their instrument because with music, you can never know enough. There is so much to learn!
Outside of my music career I do love being healthy and active. I compete in fitness competitions and I am the youngest athlete in the Britains history who got sent to represent UK at the European championships last year where I've successfully placed 2nd in Europe.
In the past I have had a couple bright students who have passed their grade 6/8 exams with a distinction and merit. I love teaching because it inspires myself too seeing their passion for music.
I first like to start with getting to know their technique e.g their left and right hand positions and the way they hold the instrument. I believe that basics are very important because without a good foundation you cannot build a strong house!
With the experience I have built over the years I believe I know many different ways of how to deal with any musical issues that we might come across.
I care about all my pupils and love nothing more than seeing them enjoying what they therefore we mutually decide on the repertoire. However, personally I believe it is a must to be playing scales as it is very beneficial for the intonation and also tone. The repertoires that I choose also includes a study and a contrasting piece.
In this way the pupil can be learning to improve the technique and also playing something they enjoy.
I keep track on the progress of the pupil by having a note book of what we did in the lessons and what homework I have set.
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|Queens Park Community School||2014||School||GCSES/A-Levels|
|Royal College of Music JD||2014||College||Viola performance|
|Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance||2018||Bachelors||Bmus (Hons) viola performance|
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