Soile Stratkauskas – BMus, MMas, LRAM, ARAM
Soile is a dedicated teacher and has years of experience teaching both regular and baroque flute to students of all ages and levels, and holds LRAM pedagogy diploma. Soile also enjoys teaching early childhood music classes.
Whilst living in London, Soile taught regular flute in several schools and music centres. Her students ranged from age 5 to 70 and learnt a varied spectrum of repertoire, taking into account each student’s individual needs, pace and musical interests. She also developed her own tutor book aimed at very young students, combining the Kodály method, familiar songs, and colours, gradually introducing the tools for reading music.
Soile is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of historical performance practice with players of both wooden and metal flutes. Soile has given master classes for modern flute students on Baroque performance at the University of Victoria and at the Conservatory of Joensuu in Finland. Soile has also been invited to coach chamber music at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for the Collegium Program, a program designed for gifted young musicians.
Besides instrumental teaching, Soile has experience teaching Kodaly-based early childhood music classes both in London and in Victoria. She enjoyes unfolding the elements of music making with young learners, holistically engaging with their imagination in song, movement and games. Currently Soile teaches a music class for children 3-6 years old at the Church of St John the Divine (more info here), and she is also happy to come and teach a class at a daycare center, your home or other location within Victoria-area. (minimum number of children in a group 3).
Soile is accepting new students to her sudio in Victoria, BC. If you would like to enquire about studying with Soile, please go to the contact page.