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Teacher Reviews

DECEMBER 2023

 

"Hi Rus (Rusne),

I am overall very happy of the work we are doing together and I hope this can continue in the future.

  1. I appreciate that you are able to fit the weekly lesson into your very packed schedule. A great improvement has been to agree the following lesson slot at the end of each lesson - this removes a lot of stress and seems to be working for both of us

  2. I appreciate your flexibility to extend the lesson from 60 to 75/90 mins if we see that the work is going well and is worth completing

  3. Your musical (and acting) skills are superb, I loved your Contessa two years ago and a few videos of yours I saw. You proposed a lot of interesting repertoire that is not very commonly executed (Russian songs). You are starting to work on different genres with me (arias, recits etc ) and you make clear what each of them entails. You also gave me useful guidance on how to make opera arias more expressive and how to use hands to underline core points. I also enjoy your strong focus on the text and the context of what I sing.

  4. Your teaching skills are superb, they range from creating technical exercises out of nowhere when I have a technical difficulties,  to making very original and meaningful comments on the scores that really shed a lot of light on them.

  5. You implicitly coach me. Starting singing is ridden with self-doubt but I am sure that you keep the bar high and that when there is something unacceptable you raise it. On the other side, when it's not worth working on something given my level, you make it clear and set clear expectations of what is acceptable at my level. 

  6. I appreciated your help in preparing for the Grade 8 exam and the back-and-forth with the videos.

  7. If needed - I am open to work more on technical exercises outside the pieces we do if you deem it useful. Being completely honest having a written routine for warming up doing technical exercises would help as I can be lazy on those. If there are books you can suggest I would be open to these 

Regards,

(G*******)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ
(Manager-Plus 2023/24)

(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

DECEMBER 2023

 

"Rusne teaches my daughter and I singing.  She is very good with kids, capturing their attention and focus, firm while kids friendly.  She makes steady progress to train her singing skills, including listening, rhythm etc.

 

She also taught me how to sing.  I am improving steadily.  She helps me with areas I find hard to tackle too.  

 

I am very pleased to have Rusne as our teacher.  Look forward to working together next year."

(J**)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ
(Manager-Plus 2023/24)

(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

DECEMBER 2023

"Ana teaches me violin. 

She is a good teacher, structured in her approach, makes steadily progress.  I am improving weekly.  

She points out key aspects of techniques and skills, helps me to improve my playing.  

I am pleased to have her as my teacher.  I look forward to working together next year. "

- (J**) -

ANA TORBICA
(Manager 2023/24)
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

DECEMBER 2023

 

"I started singing lessons with Rusne four years ago as a complete beginner and have found her to be a dedicated and encouraging teacher. Singing did not come easily to me and I encountered a few obstacles along the way, but with her support I was able to get to a point where I gave my first solo performance in public this year! I have made so much progress and really grown in confidence thanks to her. Rusne makes the lessons fun but without compromising on the attention to detail. She really is a gifted teacher. She also now teaches my two kids who love every minute of her lessons. She is flexible about timings and last minute changes which helps us to manage the lessons. We are lucky to have her!"

(A*********)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ
(Manager-Plus 2023/24)

(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

Emily Green

JUNE 2023

Hi!

Thank you for the two days lessons, could you advise who I sent payment to and how much.

You have been amazing!

- (T**** S*****) -

EMILY GREEN - Guest Tutor
(Double Bass ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)

MAY 2023

I really enjoyed my piano lessons with Ana over these 3 months because she was very attentive to me. She helped me progress and improve my piano skills and she made me learn a lot of musical vocabulary. That’s exactly what I like in piano, and i’ll continue taking lessons with her.”

- (I****) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

MAY 2023

My son loves his violin and piano classes with Ana. She's incredibly patient and has a fun way of connecting with children and sparking their interest in music. Highly recommend her as a music tutor.”

- (B**) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

MARCH 2023

Ana is a dedicated teacher who is always keen to push the students to perform at their best”

(I***) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

MARCH 2023

Ana is a skilled teacher. She is good at conveying the mistakes I make and the best ways to resolve them. She is also very helpful in helping me understand the reasons and theory behind certain music.”
- (T******) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

FEBRUARY 2023

Ana started working with T***** (pre-teen; Grade 5 ABRSM singing) in September 2022 and since then huge progress was made. Together they made a cheerful team.

Ana is knowledgeable, flexible, kind and incredibly patient teacher who always wears a huge smile!

Highly recommended!"

- (SJ, T*****'s mum: Central London) - 

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

JANUARY 2023

Ana is an excellent and a very patient piano teacher that focuses on the student and tailors lessons to their needs. Highly recommended”

- (V***) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

DECEMBER 2022

“I am an adult beginner learning violin with Ana.
Ana made me fall in love with playing violin in first couple of lessons.  
Ana has a good structure, is progressive while keeping the sessions enjoyable without stress.
Ana taught me how to play with relaxed wrist, good posture, tuned ears and much more.  
Ana has shown me learning can be enjoyable and rewarding.”

- (J**) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

JULY 2022

 

Rusne has been my teacher for nearly 3 years now and remains as dedicated as always. Even though I’m only learning for fun Rusne does not compromise on technique and pays a lot of attention to details. She is very careful about protecting the voice and using it safely. She always comes up with imaginative ways for teaching technique and encourages me to enjoy and feel the music. Rusne now has started teaching my kids aged 7 too. They love the lessons and Rusne has been very flexible about accommodating our schedules and managing to fit our lessons around her own increasingly busy singing career. Thank you!

(A*********)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ (Tutor-Plus)
(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

APRIL 2022

Ana has been very professional and has taught me to learn the basics of piano. She is consistent, and an encouraging and patient teacher.”

- (E****) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

FEBRUARY 2022

“Starting to learn the violin in your late thirties is not an easy task. Ana has been, and still is, a very patient teacher, believing in me, and determined to help me reach my fullest potential as a violinist.

Ana not only teaches me to play the violin, but more importantly, she helps me build the correct foundation. This foundation ranging instrument tuning, body posture, hand technique, rhythmic breathing, and note reading is what I believe differentiates a good violinist from an excellent one.

The journey has been great and full of enjoyment. It is very pleasing to see how I progressed over time due to Ana’s eye for details, structured lessons, and useful homework practices.

I would surely recommend Ana to anyone who would like to learn to play the violin, viola, piano, or would like to learn to sing.”

- (M***********) -

ANA TORBICA
(Violin ; Viola ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.facebook.com/LessonswithAnaTorbicaBaroqueViolaandSoprano

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JANUARY 2022

My daughter (************) now 5 years old started with Rusne for singing lessons August last year.

(******) enjoyed very much her singing lessons.  Rusne is able to keep her engaged and interested with the lessons.

Rusne guides her on breathing, music notes recognition, rhythms, singing octaves to piano play.

She noted on (******)'s good progress on notes recognition and good following of rhythms.  I am pleased to hear that.

Rusne is energetic and good with kids.  We look forward to her helping (******) to become a better singer as she grows.

Many thanks.  (J**).

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ (Tutor-Plus)
(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

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JANUARY 2022

 

Please find below my answers - I am taking voice lessons from Rusne Tuslaite

(1) Feedback:
1. I find the teacher extremely good and as a result I feel progress is very good
2. The teacher is very flexible regarding times and hours, which lets me fit these lessons into my schedule

4. Teaching technique - those are the best parts: 

+ We practice only very few pieces (quality as opposed to quantity) 

+ We review pieces done in the past months after a while 

+ We work extensively on pronunciation and breathing

+ When there is a technical difficulty/problem the teacher creates ad-hoc exercises that help me overcome those problems 

+ The teacher provides scores with notes on those, which help me prepare the pieces

+ The teacher makes it clear what the objective is for each piece, given its difficulty and my level. This helps a lot to remove the stress, as there may be cases where the result is not what I expect, but getting confidence that what I am doing is the best I can do at this stage keeps me on track.
Regards,

(G**************)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ (Tutor-Plus)
(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

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JANUARY 2022

 

Hello

I’ve had had singing lessons with Rusne for the last two years and am really happy with the progress I’ve made. Most importantly I really enjoy the lessons. Rusne is a gifted teacher with high standards not matter what your level. She pays a lot of attention to details and is also very individualised in her approach and open to suggestions. She is a committed and enthusiastic teacher. I am just learning singing for fun so have not done any exams, but Rusne has encouraged me to take part in the studio concerts which I may do in the future. She also offers lessons in the holidays. I think the fees are very reasonable for the quality of teaching that I get. Thank you! 

(A*********)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ (Tutor-Plus)
(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

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JULY 2021


Many thanks for passing on the results, it's great news and we are very appreciative of all Meliza's hard work.


Kind regards,
(J****)

MELIZA METZER-GOMEZ
Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory
www.melizametzger.com/teaching

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JULY 2020

 

I am really pleased with the progress I have made. I feel I have made good progress despite having very little time to practise between lessons. Rusne is an amazing teacher as she is both really positive and encouraging but at the same time pays a lot of attention to detail. I trust her knowledge and I find the lessons very challenging and enjoyable. (A*********)

RUSNĖ TUŠLAITĖ (Tutor-Plus)
(Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory)
www.rusnetuslaite.com/teaching

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FEBRUARY 2020


Hello Stanley,

 

I hope you you remember me - you introduced me to three piano tutors and we have gone with Kayann now, she is great. Thanks so much! (A*** J***)

KAYANN XIE
(Piano ; Aural ; Theory)

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DECEMBER 2019


Dear Stanley,

 

We had Jiaxin (Kayann) coming on Sunday, she is a lovely young lady, taught both O****** and X*****.

Extremely positive experience she adapted very well to both characters which are very different with opposite needs.

 

I must admit that I have been very impressed, so a very big thank you to you for introducing Jiaxin (Kayann) to us.

 

With best wishes,

Cl***

KAYANN XIE
(Piano ; Aural ; Theory)

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NOVEMBER 2019


Hello, 


I just wanted to say thanks for your help in finding a piano tutor for my daughters, they had their first lesson with Meliza today and it went very well.


Kind regards,
(Je***)

MELIZA METZER-GOMEZ
Singing ; Piano ; Aural ; Theory
www.melizametzger.com/teaching

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