“As a spiritual and holistic vocal singing instructor, my teaching philosophy focuses on nurturing the connection between mind, body, and spirit”
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As a spiritual and holistic vocal singing instructor, my teaching philosophy focuses on nurturing the connection between mind, body, and spirit. I recognize that singing is not merely a physical act but also an expressive and transformative experience. My teaching philosophy emphasizes the following key principles: 1) Mind-Body Awareness: I encourage students to cultivate a deep awareness of their bodies and minds while singing. I emphasize the integration of breath control, posture, and vocal technique, ensuring that students sing from a place of physical and mental alignment. 2) Emotional Expression: Recognizing that singing is a powerful means of emotional expression, I encourage students to tap into their authentic emotions and channel them through their voices. I guide students in exploring the connection between their emotional state and the quality of their vocal performance. 3) Spiritual Connection: I acknowledge the spiritual dimension of singing and helps students explore their spiritual connection through their voices. They may incorporate practices such as meditation, visualization, or affirmations to deepen students' spiritual awareness and create a sacred space for vocal exploration. 4) Holistic Approach: I consider the whole person, recognizing that vocal technique is interconnected with overall well-being. They may offer guidance on healthy lifestyle habits, including proper nutrition, hydration, and vocal health practices, to support students' overall vocal and physical well-being. 5) Individualized Instruction: I tailor my teaching approach to meet each student's unique needs, strengths, and goals. I provide personalized feedback, guidance, and exercises to support students' vocal development and spiritual growth. 6) Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment: I foster a safe and supportive learning environment where students feel encouraged to take risks, explore their voice, and express themselves authentically. I prioritize creating a space that is free from judgment and comparison. Overall, my philosophy centers around the belief that singing is not just a technical skill but a holistic journey of self-discovery, expression, and connection to something greater.
Name: Alicia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started songwriting and singing live at the age of 13. By the age of 15 I was singing professionally. I released four studio albums between the ages of 17 to 30 and toured North America, Europe and Japan. I was lucky enough to study under many prominent vocal coaches throughout my career. I was an official showcase artist at the CCMA’s in 2003 and a nominee in 2009. I am also a certified neurolinguistic practitioner, shamanic apprentice, and spiritual healer / practitioner. It is my pleasure to be able to blend all of my skills and techniques into a unique teaching style.
I started songwriting and singing live at the age of 13. By the age of 15 I was singing professionally. I released four studio albums between the ages of 17 to 30 and toured North America, Europe and Japan. I studied under many prominent vocal coaches throughout my career, including Judith Rabinovich. I was an official showcase artist at the CCMA’s in 2003 and a nominee in 2009. I am a certified neurolinguistic practitioner, shamanic apprentice, and spiritual healer / practitioner.
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).
Alicia 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.
Alicia's Studio Location
Alicia 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.