“Challenging yourself, being a confident violinist and enjoying learning and sharing your musical talents with family and friends.”
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In my lessons, I strive to foster a love for music and for the violin. Challenging yourself, being a confident violinist and enjoying learning and sharing your musical talents with family and friends are elements I make sure to communicate in my lessons. I am committed to offering lessons to students of all levels and interests. I bring a wealth of experience to the classroom and enable students to gain a solid understanding in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. During lessons, you can be assured of plenty of individual attention and focus. Lessons will involve focusing on technique and performance, as well as theory (when needed). I design each lesson according to my students’ abilities, and make the necessary changes once I become more familiar with their specific needs.
Name: Annie (Full name will be provided upon registration)
In high school I attended the well-known music school Joseph-François-Perrault. I subsequently went to Cégep de Saint-Laurent where I studied classical violin for three years. After a year spent studying violin at the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of the National Arts Center Orchestra's concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, I decided to explore jazz as a different way of expressing my creativity and went back to Cégep de Saint-Laurent to obtain a professional degree in Jazz and Pop Performance. I have since completed a Bachelor's in Jazz Violin Performance at the Université de Montréal.
Having studied classical music for many years and just recently having graduated from the Université de Montréal with a Bachelor's in Jazz Violin Performance, I have learned throughout my studies to play in many styles, namely classical and jazz, allowing me to follow a detailed and unique approach when I teach. Throughout my studies, I have also been able to follow extensive ear-training, musical theory as well as composition classes which helps me better guide my students by allowing me to have a fuller perspective on teaching 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).
Annie 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.
Annie's Studio Location
Annie 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.