Abraham - BAH Teacher #2643

“Music isn't just for school; it's for life.”
 - Abraham

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As a dedicated music educator, I firmly believe that everyone possesses a musical talent, whether it's expressed through an instrument or their voice. While upbringing and surroundings may influence the extent of musical expression, the potential is universal. Music is a language that transcends boundaries, and each person is encouraged to communicate with their unique musical dialect. Creating music involves a trio: the composer, the performer, and the audience. This collective experience welcomes all voices, encompassing every part from soprano to bass. My teaching approach ensures that music education is a delightful, accessible, and engaging journey. My curriculum is designed to foster exceptional musical performances across recitals, concerts, festivals, examinations, and competitions, customized to each student's aspirations. Music, as a universal language, allows us to converse in the tongues of all, and I extend an open invitation to join this musical journey. Let us remember that music isn't just for school; it's for life.

Name: Abraham (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 50's

Gender: male

Introduced to music at Baptist College, Iwo, guided by Dr. Alma Rohm, Baptist American missionary (1925-2016). I have attended the following schools earning the followings degrees: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo -Master of Arts in Community music. Royal Conservatory of Music - Grade 8 Piano. Boston University, Boston MA -Orff Level 1. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA - Kodaly Level 1. Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria - B. A. Education Music.

- The Development in Nigeria Merit Award for my contribution to Music education in Nigeria. - The best music teacher award in Lagos Nigeria

- 25+ years of teaching experience with diverse learners from 20+ countries, including children and adults. - College choirmaster and piano accompanist role marked the start of my musical journey. - Passionate piano playing, dedicating extensive practice and improvement. - Overcame discouragement, motivated to teach young learners. - Directed successful "Mozart at 5" concert during undergraduate years, featuring piano solo, duet, vocal solo, children's choir, and dance. - Led community singing for expatriate communities: Chevron, Shell, Mobil, embassies in Lagos, Nigeria. - Non-degree certifications: Kodaly level 1, Orff level 1, RCM Piano grade 8.

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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).

Online lessons

Abraham 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.

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