Interview

How long have you been involved in music and how did you decide to start?
I have been involved in singing and music since the age of 6-7, when one of my grandmothers decided to enroll me in a vocal-theatrical group, and 1 year later my parents enrolled me in a music class until 7th grade. During this time I attended piano lessons, sang in various vocal groups and choirs.

Which song do you remember most vividly from your childhood?
I remember many songs vividly, but when I read the question, "Seller of Hope" with lyrics by Gianni Rodari and music by Peter Stupel came to my mind. Apart from the good lyrics and music, I remember this song and besides the fact that my parents made me sing it when we had guests. When I was little we sang a lot of songs to the music of Haygashod Aghasyan, a lot of Christmas, Easter, Revival songs, songs for May 24, etc. Otherwise, I listened to mostly rock music at home and my most vivid memories are from the songs of Queen and the Crickets.

Who are the artists you have listened to and played the most?
Oh… if it's about the artists I've listened to the most, the list will be very long, because I'm a music lover, to put it mildly, so I'll only mention those from the metal scene. Symphonic metal is my favorite style, and my favorite bands are Therion, Nightwish, Kamelot and Epica. Some of the vocalists who have inspired me the most and / or whose songs I have sung include Roy Khan, Snowy Shaw, Mats Levén, Anders Fridén, Marco Hietala, Tony Kakko, Russell Allen, Ville Valo, David Coverdale, Bruce Dickinson, Daniel Heiman, Ronny Hemlin, Freddie Mercury, Dio, Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet, Alexi Laiho, Chrigel Glanzmann, James LaBrie

In which musical style are you most advanced?
Power / black / death metal

What does music give you?
Freedom.

Why did you decide to start teaching music?
Because I find it interesting and enjoyable, and I believe that I could be useful to the students.

What is the most important thing to learn in music?
Let's learn to feel it and experience it.

What is your most valuable teaching skill?
I love music and people.

What is RockSchool for you?
For me personally, it is an opportunity to do something that makes me happy and makes me feel useful.

Which music is valuable to you?
We, humans, love to put weights and measures, to have an opinion and assessment of everything - "I like this and the other is not worth it", which means "I'm taller, I'm special". It can hardly be more unfortunate, because it means that we have stopped seeing the bigger picture.

What's the most extravagant thing you've heard lately?
Desperate Daughters - Analogue girl

Do you have a dream related to music?
Always have the opportunity to do music.

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