Barbara - BAH Teacher #2430

“As an educator, I want to bring hope and encouragement to my students by increasing their skill and love for music.”
 - Barbara


Music is communication. It is a bridge between adult and the child, the more experienced and the less. Music comes from a deep place inside ourselves and says something words cannot say. As an educator, I want to listen to the music of my students because it is important. I want to express something that comes from deep inside myself that encourages the student with life itself. As an educator, I want to bring hope and encouragement to my students by increasing their skill and love for music.

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

Age: 60's

Gender: female

I grew up with a strong classical tradition with my father and grandmother accomplished pianists. I started piano lessons at age 6. I started playing drums at age 9 and played in our family rock band until age 15. I began RCM voice, piano, completing counterpoint and harmony at a young age. I started playing fiddle music on the violin at age 21, and have been playing the violin ever since. I have a diploma in Music Therapy from Capilano University completing practicums with children who have Special Needs, Adults at Vancouver Mental Health, and Lionsgate Hospital. I have a BA with a Specialization in Elementary Music Education from Wilfred Laurier. My main instrument was voice, but I also took piano accompaniment and Orff Kodaly. I took a degree in Education from Taber College from 2015 to 2017, taking high school, woodwinds, brass, also composition, and Special Needs courses. I also performed, playing violin with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and did some opera performances. I have always been singing in a choir, professional with Tafel Music, Baroque and Renaissance Music, or non-professional university choirs, or singing jazz gospel blues. I have always had students taking, piano, guitar, drums, voice and violin in our home. I greatly enjoyed conducting the high school band in Bella Coola.


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

Barbara is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Barbara 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.

Barbara's Studio Location

Barbara 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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