“Whether you're a child just learning to play, or an adult trying to reconnect with the guitar, you will always feel welcome in my lessons!”
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Music is probably the most important part of my life. I picked up my father's electric guitar when I was three years old, and since then fell in love with it. At the age of 5, my grandfather saw how much I loved playing the guitar and decided to buy me my own so my dad could teach me. shortly after being taught the basics, I started listening to old tapes and records and trying to learn the songs by ear. As high school came around, I put myself in every ensemble I could, including jazz ensembles, guitar ensembles and rock bands. Once I turned 16, my teacher asked me to join her jazz band to tour in Spain. With all these great experiences, music has truly become my favourite hobby and I feel that my passion will be visible to my students. Music is all about having fun with others! Whether you're a child just learning to play, or an adult trying to reconnect with the guitar, you will always feel welcome in my lessons!
Name: Bailey (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently in my 4th year at Carleton University in the Bachelor's of Music program. Throughout my last few years at Carleton, I've had the opportunity to participate in many different ensembles, and play many different styles of music. My teacher at Carleton was a jazz/fusion guitarist who had tons of touring experience, made many connections within the industry, and led the Carleton Fusion Ensemble.
- Battle of the bands (2nd place winner 2017) - Ontario Music letter
- Emphasis on songwriting (for those that are interested) - Theory lessons are also available
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).
Bailey 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.