My teaching method is heavily inspired by Music Therapy practices, such as focusing on a personal relationship with music and the instrument, building on existing personal strengths, developing confidence as well as skill. Recently, Benedetti Foundation workshops, of which I am a great advocate and follower, inspired and strengthened my person-centred, empowerment- and potential-focused approach. As a rather late starter myself, I am convinced that you can learn to play a musical instrument at any stage in life, and it can be a joyous and eye-opening experience.
My journey of studying the violin started in a music school in Lithuania, when I was a teenager. Later, I came to Scotland where I studied Music and Psychology for a Joint Honours undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow and recently graduated with an MSc in Music Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. I perform and continue learning myself all the time. Most recent performances involve playing with the Fife Opera, Clyde Opera and Amicus orchestra.
I chose Greta to give violin lessons to my 10 year old son, who has been suspected autistic spectrum, and it was one of my best decisions. Greta has proven that she is hard working and always taking that 'extra mile'. She has lovely therapeutic approach and effect on my son and is very caring and sensitive. She posesses admirable skills to work with children and adapts quickly to the demands. She always puts extra work to motivate and praise my son during and between the lessons. The lessons have therapeutic effect on my son and he loves them.I could not recommend and praise her overall manner, skills and personality higher. Greta has that extraordinary skillset for working with children but I can see her equally skilled to tutor with adults alike.
Ewa Dolhancey, Milngavie
Greta is a wonderfully kind and patient communicator. Having co-facilitated with her in music therapy groups I can see she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her thoughtful, fun and positive approach ensures musical interactions are enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a tutor.
I met Greta playing the violin when I was in Glasgow. We used to play duets together.
I've seen her around students and she's enthusiastic, patient and kind. She realises what the student needs and helps them to improve their performance and to grow in confidence.
Something that I really like about her is that she is very creative and fun to work with!
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