Piano: Milda Vitartaite
Piano lessons at AMSI have, for many years, been incredibly popular and, as a result, we have some excellent pianists in our school community.
In order that more students can benefit from the outstanding piano lessons on offer we have appointed Milda Vitartaite to work with us as we further develop our aspiring pianists.
Milda is a classical and contemporary pianist, composer and collaborator. She is a passionate contemporary music performer, constantly collaborating with different artists and recording and performing both solo, and chamber works.
She is experienced in teaching a wide range of students with different musical interests and she always ensures her lessons include time to be creative as well as time to focus on developing the essential technical skills that every pianist needs.
We are really excited to have Milda with us at AMSI.
Our students are talented and enthusiastic musicians and, as a result, I would therefore expect lots of them to be interested in learning the piano with Milda.
Piano lessons will be charged as follows:
- One 30 minute individual lesson per week @ £13.50.
- The termly cost for these lessons will be approximately £148.50
Students who are interested in learning the piano with Milda and would like to know more should speak to Fussi or myself in the music department as soon as possible.
Piano: Kasparas Mikužis
Lithuanian-born pianist Kasparas Mikužis has already performed on stages at the Wigmore hall, Purcell Room and Concertgebouw. He has released his debut CD and his performances have been played on national Lithuanian radio and Radio Classique in France.
Kasparas’ distinctive piano playing was acknowledged when he became a scholar of ‘SOS Talents’ foundation at the age of 10. He has performed at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva on multiple occasions, as well as, at the ‘EMMA for peace’ World Summit of Nobel Prize Peace Laureates concert in Warsaw.
In 2018 Kasparas was invited to the opening concert of the V. Krainev competition in Kharkiv where he performed Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto. Kasparas has also performed in the National Lithuanian Philharmonic Hall, the Fazioli Factory Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy, as well as giving a recital at the Steinway Hall in Barcelona and performing at the season opening concert of Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall with the Kharkiv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yuri Yanko.
Kasparas is a laureate of 22 international competitions including the Grand Prix at the 10th international Balys Dvarionas competition for young pianists in his home country Lithuania and a double 1st prize at the 28th Roma International Piano Competition.
Kasparas is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with pianist Diana Ketler. Previously he has studied with Justas Dvarionas at the Purcell School and M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art, as well as, with Liudmila Kašėtienė.
Last summer Kasparas was invited to play for Sir Andras Schiff in Riga Jurmala Music Festival and, more recently, he was offered a place at the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein with a full scholarship for intensive music masterclasses. Kasparas’s other recent performances include a chamber music concert with musicians Jack Liebeck and Josephine Knight.
Singing: Sandra Oberoi
An internationally respected music educator, international singer and researcher, she is on the Board of the International Society for Music Education and Chairs the Advocacy Committee.
She remains an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, USA and the National Association for Music Education, USA.
She has an Estill Figure Proficiency Certificate from Estill Voice International an organisation focused on singing and vocal health.
Besides performing across the world, Ms. Oberoi regularly gives keynote addresses and presentations on the benefits of music education, health of the voice, music and adolescents, philosophy of music education and teaching for creativity.
She has a Masters in Music and Voice from Northwestern University, USA and is presently pursuing her doctoral studies in Music Education at the World No.1 Institute of Education, University College London.
Drums: Az Khan
Az Khan (BMus Honours/CRB Certified) is a Drummer with years of experience in teaching, recording, live performance and studio work.
He is a tutor with a high level of knowledge in specific areas such as Drum Technique, Stylistic Awareness, Music Theory and Sight Reading to name a few,
He caters his lessons in any style including Rock, Pop, Metal, Jazz, Latin.
Az is somebody who is extremely passionate about passing on his knowledge to others and genuinely enjoys seeing results.
Vocals: Jade Williams
Jade is the lead singer and lyricist with the West London four-piece band, Du Bellows. Capable of ranging from acoustic subtlety to a fully fuzzed loudness, Jade’s voice brings an irresistible warmth to the imaginative harmonics of the band.
Jade teaches music and is a voice coach to our singers helping them to improve their range and stage confidence.
She was also a contestant on ITV’s ‘The Voice’ and was selected by Sir Tom Jones.
Ms Williams has made 2 singing lessons/activities for YR7 and YR8 (the same for both). These can be accessed via Google Classroom or via the links to the Google drive below: