“I always strive to create a nurturing environment where my students can relax, celebrate their achievements, and feel like they can talk to me like they are my equal.”
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Being able to be a part of and help people achieve their goals is part of why I fell in love with teaching. As I grew older and realized the joy that music was able to bring to me and those around me, the more I longed to share this joy and sense of community with others. Setting goals to push you further as a musician are integral to my lessons, but I always make sure to celebrate each step along the way with all my students, no matter how big or small. I always strive to create a nurturing environment where my students can relax, celebrate their achievements, and feel like they can talk to me like they are my equal.
Name: Adaline (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently enrolled at the University of Western Ontario for a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Education. I studied piano with a private teacher from age 7-18. Under her tutelage, I studied through the RCM curriculum and participated in several ORMTA competitions which required diligence in preparation. I also studied the violin through school music programs which involved several concerts and participation in national competitions such as MusicFest Canada. As a part of my undergraduate studies, I have developed several other skills such as sight singing, ear training & dictation, keyboard harmony, and singing in my University choir.
3x 1st place ORMTA festival (Brampton-Bolton-Caledon branch), W.H. Munn Scholarship (Awarded to a pianist studying music education), Central Peel Secondary School Music Award
My passion for teaching and getting to work with others came slowly through my childhood as my parents enrolled me in seemingly every extracurricular under the sun. Getting to experience and cherish that sense of community lead me to have teaching private music lessons as my first part-time job in high school. While working with children of all ages I continued to develop my own skills, recently completing my RCM 10 practical, Harmony, and History exams.
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).
Adaline 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.
Adaline's Studio Location
Adaline offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.