“I consider the learning process will never end for it is a living process.”
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I believe music is a living phenomenon that helps humans to interact between each other and with their environment. Teaching, learning and/or making music are acts of discovering the world in a sensible and expressive way. I encourage anyone who has the smallest desire to learn and play music to do so. I believe learning occurs best while having fun, no matter what. Keeping this in mind, having me as your teacher I will try to make the learning environment a non-forced, friendly space where you can feel free to play, bring questions and/or suggestions to improve the class. As a guide through your learning process, I will always keep in mind the starting point and the goal we want to achieve together, as well as to promote your own development and self-discovering. My essential values are: respect, enjoyment, self-confidence, patience, sensitivity, self-expression and happiness. As a musician I expect to inspire my students by continually striving to develop and challenge my own abilities as a solo and chamber music performer, to make music with them in class and in recitals. Last but not least, I consider the learning process will never end for it is a living process.
Name: Astrid (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Master in Music Performance/Pedagogy from Memorial University in Newfoundland, where I also had the opportunity to play and sing for several local choirs. I studied piano since I was six years old. I then pursued my university degree at the Aguascalientes State University in Mexico, where I had the opportunity to play with youth orchestras. I have collaborated with instrumentalists, singers, choirs and ballets, as well as performing solo in different venues.
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
Astrid is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Astrid 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.
Astrid's Studio Location
Astrid 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.