1. What instrument/s do you teach?:
I teach piano.
2. How old were you when you started playing?:
I was nine years old when I started playing. My first instrument was the accordion.
3. What’s the most rewarding thing about being a music teacher?:
Most rewarding thing for me as a teacher is to watching my students learn and grow. I love showing students that learning can be fun and they can achieve everything they wish for. I love the fact that days I spend with my students are never the same from one day to the next.
I love to learn something new every day, and my students always find the way to teach me something new. I love to hear the funny, smart, novel and sometimes ridiculous stories.
4. What’s the most challenging thing about being a music teacher?:
Finding time to get everything done, because sometime lessons just not long enough. It’s also hard to see my students frustrated because they fail to improve as fast as they wish.
5. If you were not a musician, what other occupation would you have chosen?:
I love to teach children, so anything related to teaching would be my second choice.
6. What is your favorite genre of music, and why?:
I love classical music. My favorites are Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and many others. Classical music conveys feelings and experiences in ways that words simply cannot. Each instrument used in classical music makes it reach and unique.
7. Your hobby:
I love to be outside, travel, hike and ride my bicycle. I love things which were made in the past, like to tour houses with the history and shop in antique stores.
8. Favorite color:
I love black and white colors. This is another reason why I like to play piano.
9. Favorite food:
I love Korean, Japanese and German cuisines.
10. Share one fun fact about yourself:
I was born and raised in Lithuania. My accent and funny last name is the living tribute to my native country.