“Progress hinges on daily practice.”
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My goal as an educator is to instill dedication in young individuals. Learning an instrument demands a commitment akin to pursuing higher education in fields like medicine or law. Unlike mandatory school classes, music lessons occur once a week, but progress hinges on daily practice. I place personal significance on music education as a bridge to studying abroad. When one relocates to a new country, it takes years to grasp the spoken language. Music serves as an international means of communication that transcends cultural and national barriers. Having experienced immersion in four different cultures, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to adapt without a connection to one's prior culture. Music remains one of the few universal languages that enables us to connect with people when traditional communication might not be possible.
Name: Amelia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Italy -Luigi Cherubini Conservatory 2018-2022 -I perform as a soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Florentia. Recent concerts: December 18th and 19th (The Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky) Canada Mount Royal University -Advanced Performance Program 2014-2016 University of Calgary-Bachelor or Music Performance -Member of The National Youth Orchestra of Canada in their 2018 European Tour-Performed in Berlin, Edinburgh, and Eastern Canada Masterclasses: -Giovanni Sollima, Lynn Harrell, Colin Carr, Larry Lesser, Frans Helmerson and Andres Diaz. Piano: -Royal Conservatory of Music: (Grade 8 Piano and Grade 10 cello)
2021: 1st prize (primo premio) at the City of Sarzana International Competition 1st price (primo premio) at the Premio Crescendo Competition in Florence, Italy. 3rd place with Quintet Clara Schumann at the Clara Schumann International Competition. 2017: National Finalist in the Canadian Music Competition 2016: Semifinalist in RBC Concerto Competition 2014: Recipient of the Scandinavian Cultural Society Scholarship and performed at the European Masters Gala
I am fluent in English, Japanese, and Italian. In Italy, I am the strings coordinator at the International School of Florence In Canada, I prepared my piano students for RCM exams. I also have experience coaching advanced piano students in chamber music settings both at the Mount Royal University as a TA and at the conservatory in the Republic of San Marino. At the San Marino Conservatory, I represent the cello faculty as a performer for events. I also have experience teaching beginner violin from aged 8-10 in groups of 10-15.
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).
Amelia 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.