Audrey - BAH Teacher #2640

“Music is all about expressing oneself and letting others know who you are through your playing.”
 - Audrey

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Author unknown, but this quote beautifully captures music's essence: "Music is science, math, language, phys ed, develops insight, critical thinking, induces research, but most importantly, Music is Art." Teaching music is my passion. It embraces diverse disciplines, nurtures creativity, and touches lives. Witnessing students' artistry flourish fills my heart with joy and purpose. Sharing music's wonders is a privilege.

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

Age: 70's

Gender: female

Over the course of more than two decades, I dedicated myself to studying piano with private teachers. My journey began with a focus on classical music and music theory through the Royal Conservatory program. However, my passion for exploring diverse genres led me to expand my horizons. In addition to my piano pursuits, I spent ten years studying French Horn, further enriching my musical skills and knowledge. Recently, I achieved certification with Music for Young Children, demonstrating my commitment to nurturing young musical minds. Furthermore, I completed the Royal Conservatory's online pedagogy course, earning my certification as a Royal Conservatory Certified Teacher. These achievements reflect my dedication to providing exceptional music education and guiding students on their own musical journeys.

My first piano teacher was an incredible woman, 86 years old, and wise beyond measure. She became like a grandmother to me, instilling a sense of excellence in all her students without intimidation. As a teacher now, I strive to follow in her footsteps, with ten years of experience teaching Music for Young Children and five years in the Montessori classroom. Teaching private lessons is particularly rewarding for me as it allows me to develop deep connections with my students and their families. I take pride in creating comfortable and supportive music relationships, and it brings me great joy to guide young students as they embark on their musical journey. Equally fulfilling is working with intermediate students, some of whom I've had the pleasure of teaching since preschool. I even have a wonderful 73-year-old student who is thriving in her second year of piano lessons! My musical background is eclectic. I'm a singer, actively participating in community choirs, and also a French Horn player in community bands. I genuinely enjoy teaching and studying various music genres, and I keep an open mind when it comes to new musical discoveries. This versatility comes in handy when my intermediate students request to learn their current favorite pop pieces. While not every song may naturally fit the piano, I do my best to make it work for them. After all, music is all about expressing oneself and letting others know who you are through your playing.

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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).

Online lessons

Audrey 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.

Audrey's Studio Location

Audrey 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.

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