Alyssa - BAH Teacher #3345

“I invite students to be curious of what happens when they sing.”
 - Alyssa

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The way I teach singing is centred on body awareness because a signers instrument is their body! I invite students to be curious of what happens when they sing. I ask them questions on what they felt or what they did to produce a certain sound. In doing so, students become an active part of their learning and start understanding concepts because they are engaging with the material. As a teacher, I guide students and give them the tools to be the singer they’ve always wanted to be. For me, there are 2 main components that come together in creating a remarquable singer. 1. Technique: where we work on singing from a healthy place and on getting your core, authentic sound. 2. Expression: where the music comes to life by giving it meaning and emotion. Other aspects we will learn about is self-trust, confidence, storytelling, stage presence, diction, rhythm, belting, phrasing, interpretation, and the list goes on. Your voice is unique. There is no one else in this world that has the same voice as you. It is valid and important for it to be heard.

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

Age: 24

Gender: female

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Voice Performance from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Previously, I did a double DEC in singing and theatre during my time at l'École de musique Vincent d'Indy and Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. My education was surrounded by incredible teachers who established a solid vocal technique in me. Above all, they opened my eyes to the power and sensibility that music creates; going further and deeper than notes written on a page.

Graduated on the Dean’s Honour List (2022), McGill Alumnae Society Prize (2022), Foundation McAbbie Scholarship (2021), Robert Tennant Voice Undergraduate Award (2020), SSMU Access Bursary (2019), Nominated for the Governor’s General Medal (2019), Prix d’expression musicale, 3rd place (2019)

English

French

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

Alyssa 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.

Alyssa's Studio Location

Alyssa 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.

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