“Music, as a universal language, plays a pivotal role in the holistic development of individuals across all aspects of life.”
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I wholeheartedly believe that Music, as a universal language, plays a pivotal role in the holistic development of individuals across all aspects of life. It serves as a powerful tool with diverse applications - from medicinal and philosophical purposes to education, entertainment, and psychological well-being. Moreover, for those who seek to embrace its transformative power fully, Music can become a profound and fulfilling profession, integrating all these aspects into a single life-enriching tool.
Name: Alexander (Full name will be provided upon registration)
With a Bachelor's degree in Music from the Cecilio Acosta University of Venezuela and over 30 years of experience as a music teacher, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my students. Throughout my career, I have taught in universities, academies, conducted private classes, and even ventured into online teaching. I have earned several honors diplomas in piano, harmony, ear training, and solfeggio, showcasing my proficiency in these areas. While my main instrument is the piano, I possess extensive knowledge of various instruments, which can be beneficial for students seeking to master the keyboard as a musical instrument. My diverse background and years of teaching experience equip me to provide comprehensive and tailored instruction to students, helping them achieve their musical goals and fostering a deep appreciation for the art of music.
As an accomplished musical director, pianist, keyboardist, arranger, and producer, I am humbled to have earned awards and recognition for my contributions to the world of music. In addition to my achievements, I hold honor diplomas in Piano, Harmony, Ear Training, and Solfeggio, signifying my commitment to mastering the foundational elements of music. These experiences fuel my ongoing pursuit of excellence in my musical journey.
I have had the privilege of collaborating with various international artists, engaging in musical productions where I've held roles as director, pianist, arranger, and producer. At present, I lead multiple bands in Edmonton, Alberta, and I am actively working on musical productions where the piano takes center stage. My expertise extends beyond performing and directing, as I possess sound technician skills for live events and recording studio settings. Additionally, I am well-versed in incorporating keyboards as primary instruments in musical productions. Through my diverse set of skills and experiences, I am equipped to bring creativity and excellence to any musical endeavor, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the vibrant music scene in Edmonton and beyond.
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).
Alexander 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.