“My philosophy is rooted in the belief that every student possesses a unique musical voice and the capacity to experience the joy of making music.”
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I believe that music is a powerful and universal language that has the potential to transform lives and inspire individuals of all ages. As a music teacher, my philosophy is rooted in the belief that every student possesses a unique musical voice and the capacity to experience the joy of making music. I believe in the power of music to inspire and transform lives. As a music teacher, my primary goal is to ignite the spark of inspiration in my students. I aim to create an engaging and supportive learning environment where students not only acquire technical skills but also develop a deep passion for music. I recognize that each student is on a unique musical journey with their own set of strengths, challenges, and aspirations. My teaching approach is student-centered, and I tailor my instruction to meet the individual needs and goals of each student. This includes considering their preferred musical genres, learning styles, and pace of progress. My ultimate aim as a music teacher is to make a positive impact on my students' lives. Whether they pursue music as a career or a lifelong hobby, I want them to carry with them the valuable lessons learned through music – discipline, creativity, perseverance, and the ability to communicate through a universal language. In essence, my music teaching philosophy is centered on nurturing students' musical potential, fostering a deep love for music, and providing a comprehensive and inclusive education. I want to inspire, celebrate individuality, and leave a lasting, positive impact on my students' musical journeys.
Name: Abigail (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an Associate diploma in music performance specializing in Voice from the Trinity College of Music,London. I've had private performance classes in voice and history of music. I also completed Voice and Piano grades from the Associated board of the royal schools of music, London. I started private sessions in piano and voice at the age of six and I'm still continuing my music education. My teacher was a classically trained pianist and performer trained in the united kingdom. I'm currently studying Music industry arts and performance program at Centennial college. I was apart of many choirs like the Chamber Music Society Choral, Peradeniya singers, Vox One and Colombo Philharmonic choir and many more that I performed with.
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Abigail is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Abigail can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.