“My goal is for my students to develop an undying love for music in all of its forms.”
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I have extensive experience with students of all ages, capacities, backgrounds and aptitudes. I enjoy getting to know my pupils and what matters to them musically. Moreover, I am an advocate for musical diversity and encourage my student body to explore various styles in order to expose them to new musical languages. Being a composer myself, the importance of understanding the underlying structure of a piece is very important to me and I enjoy sharing those elements with my students. I adapt these notions to the levels and ages of my pupils. My goal is for my students to develop an undying love for music in all of its forms.
Name: Vytautas (Full name will be provided upon registration)
B.Mus. Université de Montréal M.Mus. Université de Montréal D.Mus. Université de Montréal (composition)-ongoing. I am a versatile and multi-faceted pianist who enjoys exploring different musical styles. I have performed extensively both in the classical and non-classical realms in Canada, in the US and in Europe. I perform regularly in classical, jazz, pop and alternative styles in many Montreal venues and I also perform traditional music at festivals, weddings, baptisms, funerals etc... My traditional expertise ranges from Klezmer to Ukrainian, Polish to Armenian, Russian to Persian and Lithuanian to Turkish! My compositions have been performed by many ensembles and I have won competitions such as the L.A. based composition competition 'Art & Soul', Lithuania's own 'Music in Colours' and Quebec based provincial competitions.
2016 Scholarship Denis-Regnault et Cypihot-Ouellette 2013 Bourse de Jenifer Wilson, Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians 2013 Scholarship of the Lithuanian Desjardins 2010 Scholarship François et Geneviève Mélançon, l’Université de Montréal. 2008 Scholarship Florence Michaud, l’Université de Montréal. 2006 1st place in the Musical Composition Competiton of Quebec. 2005 2nd place at the Musical competition in Montreal, section concerto. 2005 Scholarship of Vera Black. 1999 Jury's choice at the Society of Lituanian Composers
Being at the doctoral level in music has given substantial experience both in taking lessons myself and sharing my musical love with others. Having been exposed to different methods, I can share my knowledge of Suzuki piano and RCM piano. As for composition festivals, I have been performed in Lithuania, the US and Canada.
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Vytautas can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.