“I aim to maximize each student's potential and ensure that the student is fully engaged and comfortable with their learning.”
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In lessons, students will be introduced to a teaching method tailored especially to their age and skill level. My main focus in teaching is to expand the student's repertoire, improve their aural skills, and enhance their musicianship. I aim to maximize each student's potential and ensure that the student is fully engaged and comfortable with their learning.
Name: Audra (Full name will be provided upon registration)
From beginning piano lessons at the young age of 3 years old, to completing my ARCT Performance Diploma at 16; I believe that it's never too early or too late to begin your musical journey. At age 13, I was accepted under scholarship at the Vancouver Academy of Music's Young Artist Collegiate Program: a 4-year music intensive for young musicians to gain a university-level music education. I then graduated from the Academy with a Distinguished score on the Senior Level Performance Exam. Aside from solo piano performance, I also have experience in collaborative ensembles, orchestras, chamber music, choir accompaniment, and mentoring younger music students. I also love to play a variety of genres for fun! Currently, I am a first-year student at the University of British Columbia studying both Music and Computer Science, hoping to share my passion for music with everyone.
Vancouver Academy of Music Scholarship Music Parents' Council Scholarship Vancouver Kiwanis Festival Class Winner
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
Audra is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Audra 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.