“The musician must first and foremost must enjoy music, but more importantly enjoy making music.”
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Music exists in all contexts of life and society, especially throughout history. From times of celebration to times of sorrow, music accompanies us along the way and ties us together. Musicians are the ones that make it happen. The musician must first and foremost must enjoy music, but more importantly enjoy making music. The musician is a translator of sorts, taking the words of the composer that have been transcribed as notes and translating them into audible music. Like a translator, the end result must still be recognizable as the original, but with the personal flair of the performer. The enjoyment comes from interpreting the "words" and sharing the work with an audience, whether it be among friends, family, or a large audience. I guide students through the process of translation and allow them to be able to share music with others.
Name: Anna (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently in my fourth year of university studying Music and History, among which are performance courses. I have also completed the RCM Elementary Piano Teacher Course. I have studied piano since the age of 7, and am still studying and performing. On top of that, I was involved in several musical clubs throughout high school, including the choir and repertoire bands. For two years, I was in one of my university's choirs and developed aural skills applicable to piano. I have taught students for two years ranging in ages 6-13 and ranging in RCM levels Preparatory A to Level 4.
I have participated in several performances and understand the nervousness that comes from performance. Among those performances was at a music festival in which I received feedback immediately after I played. I found that to be most helpful as this was from a different perspective and I strive to provide students with immediate feedback throughout the lesson. On top of that, I spent a year studying different musical subjects in England. From that, I gained a basic understanding of music in the European context as well as music in the context of film.
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
Anna is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Anna 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.
Anna's Studio Location
Anna 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.