Andrina - BAH Teacher #4101

“Andrina is a dedicated music teacher specializing in bass clarinet, clarinet, guitar, piano, and recorder lessons. With a Bachelor's in Music from Queen's University, she brings a wealth of knowledge and an inclusive teaching style. Andrina believes in creating a supportive environment for students of all abilities, focusing on discussion-based learning to engage and motivate. She offers online lessons and in-home sessions in select areas. Her approach is adaptable, ensuring all students feel included and encouraged on their musical journey. Explore music with Andrina, available for online and in-home lessons.”
 - Andrina


I strive for inclusivity in all teaching, coaching, and leading experiences I do this to ensure all students of all learning abilities feel they are included, understood, and feel safe. I stress that the learning environment is supportive to students of all needs and that all students are supported in their journey of learning, as it is a wonderful adventure and should be treated as so. The teaching methodologies I use include having a discussion circle and allowing all questions of any type to be asked. This methodology is proven to be effective, especially for students who have ADHD and ADD or students who have a difficult time concentrating. I know from my learning experiences I have gained more through attentive and progressive discussion compared to the traditional lecture and note-taking method. While for some learning environments, the traditional method might be more supported, I will strive for an attentive and progressive discussion either at the beginning or end of learning periods, to ensure the students and instructors are on the same page in the beginning and are leaving feeling supported and to ensure no students are left behind on their learning journey. I strive to ensure my availability is open to my best capability, for the students I coach and teach to ensure I can answer and help with any questions or concerns. I also want to be able to celebrate the achievements and exciting opportunities, as I feel it is necessary to celebrate your student's achievements.

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

Age: 23

Gender: female

I will soon be a graduate of Bachelor of Music from Queen's University. In that time I have learned from Dr. Kornel Wolak, having weekly lessons for 4 years and a 40-minute graduating recital. I have taken courses in music pedagogy, theory, ear training, and how to teach my own instrument. I have been part of many ensembles in the Queen's community including, Wind ensemble, Clarinet Choir, and a chamber group with Cello and Double bass.

During my time at Queen's University, I was the section leader of the Queen's Clarinet Ensemble which involved me leading the rehearsal, having sectionals, and often helping my peers in the practice room. I have experience in teaching young children sports, which while many may think it is not transferable to music, it actually is! Because I have spent plenty of time teaching young minds difficult concepts in sports, I have learned how to apply that in a music and art setting.


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

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

Online lessons

Andrina 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.