“Teaching piano is a very special and serious responsibility.”
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Teaching piano is a very special and serious responsibility and I understand the important role that music plays in the each person's development. As someone who has over 13 years of experience of teaching piano lessons, it is a true honour for me to be able to share and to pass on my knowledge and love for music. Every person is unique and I model my lesson plan according to the specific needs of every student. I do my best to ensure that the student is able to learn what he/she needs in the most accessible, easiest, and most joyful way. In addition, my goal is to help the student to develop a real love for music while gradually learning theory, solfeggio, and ear training, as well as helping develop strong sight-reading skills, technique and musicality of the performance.
Name: Anastassia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
As a native of Novosibirsk, Russia, I started my music education in one of the local music schools when I was six years old. My interest and love for music grew as I continued with classical training. With the encouragement and support of my family and my first piano teacher, I started to quickly improve and I was actively performing at numerous concerts and competitions every year. After coming to Canada at the age of 12, I continued to pursue my passion for piano performing. As a result, I have completed all RCM levels, Bachelor of Music (Piano) and Master of Music (Musicology) at the University of Ottawa. Throughout my studies, I have been very lucky to study and to play with great pianists, such as David Jalbert, Boris Lysenko, Andrew Markow and John Perry. I have also been fortunate to research and study musicology with Professor Murray Dineen, Professor Christopher Moore, Professor Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers, and many others.
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).
Anastassia 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.