Amanda - BAH Teacher #2085

About Amanda
Amanda is a dedicated oboe teacher offering her expertise to students aged 8 to adults, available for online lessons and in-home instruction. Her teaching philosophy revolves around the individual needs of her students, aiming to instill confidence and discipline through personalized lesson plans. Amanda's rich musical education includes a Bachelor's and a Master of Music in early music performance from McGill University, with specialized training in baroque repertoire. She has also been part of prestigious festivals and young artist programs across North America. Fluent in English and French, Amanda caters to a diverse group of students, focusing on technical proficiency and enjoyment of music. Book an interview with Amanda today.


I believe that all students require a unique approach based on their goals and learning styles. Whether you are a serious young performer hoping to pursue a career in music, an adult looking to incorporate music into their life, or a young student starting music lessons for the first time, I would be thrilled to work with you! Building up technical proficiency and confidence (AKA anxiety-free fun!) on the instrument are key elements of my teaching with any student. I work with my students to set appropriate and obtainable goals so that students can always be successful and see their improvement, without being frustrated or overwhelmed. I also work with students to develop practice techniques and foster a happy relationship with practicing. By studying and practicing an instrument, students will gain self confidence and discipline that will help them in all aspects of their life.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

I completed my Bachelor of Music at McGill University, where I studied oboe performance under the instruction of Ted Baskin, principal oboist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. I stayed at McGill to complete my Master of Music in early music performance, where I specialized in baroque repertoire and historical performance under the instruction of Matt Jennejohn. I have also participated in festivals and young artist programs throughout North America, including the American Bach Soloists Academy, the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute, and Early Music America's Young Performer's festival. I have had the privilege to work with renowned oboists and baroque oboists from around the world including Bert Lucarelli, Alex Klein, Jacqueline Leclair, Debra Nagy, John Abberger, and Alfredo Bernardi.

I have previously taught a music history survey course to first year music students starting school at McGill University. In this course, we gave an overview of all music history from the very beginnings through to today. I have also completed coursework in counterpoint, music theory, and ear training and am pleased to offer tutoring in any of these topics.



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).

Lessons in your home

Amanda is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Amanda 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.