“Music is integral to a child's early development as well as being an enriching part of life as an adult. ”
- Amelia Jane
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I take a holistic approach to teaching, looking at the whole person. I have a true passion for working with young children and believe that music is integral to a child's early development as well as being an enriching part of life as an adult. Music lessons should always be a fun safe place to explore the sound world and express oneself. Music can be a physical endeavor as well as mathematical and linguistic. It is a form of communication and expression and is a universal language that should be accessible to all. I accept students of all ages and abilities, and hope to bring you joy as well as a challenge in every lesson.
Name: Amelia Jane (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Newcastle. I studied classical voice for many years and while at University expanded into operatic roles. I have extensive choral experience performing evensong at Winchester Cathedral in the UK growing up and later as a member of Sydney Philharmonia (the resident choir of Sydney Opera House). Although I am classically trained, I am comfortable teaching other vocal styles and I have done so for many years. I believe that a classical training is the basis of good technique. I have played in national flute choirs for many years and later directed them. I love the flute as its own accompaniment and have composed many works for flute and flute choir. I believe that the flute family is a great place for young children to begin their musical journey.
I have been training in music since I was 7 years old and completed ABRSM Grades 1-8 in Flute and Voice as well as Grade 4 Piano and Grade 5 theory growing up in the UK. I have a passion for early childhood music and have experience working in early childhood settings - completing 2 years of an early childhood teaching degree before transferring to music. I also have a keen interest in music therapy and have completed a course (in music therapy) from Berklee College of Music.
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 Jane 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.
Amelia Jane's Studio Location
Amelia Jane 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.