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Olen Rūta Sokolnikienė, tulen Liettuasta ja olen asunut Suomessa nyt seitsemän vuotta. 
Minulla on 15 vuoden kokemus kansainvälisestä laulunopetuksesta ja minulla on ollut oppilaita Liettuasta, Englannista ja Suomesta.

Valmistuin vuonna 2020 Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulun ammatillisesta opettajankoulutuksesta. 

Vuonna 2014 tein ICMP:ssa Lontoossa rytmimusiikin laulun kandidaatin tutkinnon. 

Vuonna 2021 - 2022 valmistuin Somatic Voicework The Lovetri Method menetelmän koulutuksesta tasoilta 1-3.
Tällä hetkellä opetan yksityisesti Kuopiossa sekä etänä.
if you're reading this, most probably you already know a bit about me, but let me introduce myself better.
So, first things first, I am Ruta - CCM singer and vocal coach and I could divide my story into 3 parts: Lithuania, England, Finland.
I come from Lithuania, a beautiful town called Birstonas, in the middle of the country. There I lived a very happy life with my parents and two siblings.
My formal musical education started when I moved to London, UK in 2008 to study music & singing at The ICMP. During that time I was soaking every bit of music and culture that London had to offer. There my singing training and career really started. Some of the highlights would be participation in Bernstein Mass project conducted by Marin Alsop(Baltimore symphony orch.), London Jazz Festival 2011 & 2013, Alchemy Festival 2011 at Southbank Centre, music arranging, composition course and jam with Snarky Puppy, solo and group gigs at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, jazz club 606, the O2, 
After 6 years in the capital, I briefly moved back to my great home country Lithuania, where I continued working as a singer (National Air-force Orchestra, Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior Wind Orchestra) and voice teacher. Not long after, I ended up here, in Finland, Kuopio. 

Ruta Smailyte singer and singing teacher

Soul /Jazz /Funk /Disco /Pop /Rock /Blues /Singer-songwriter laulaja ja laulunpettaja Kuopiossa

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