Becky - BAH Teacher #1964

About Becky
Becky, with a Master of Music from McGill University and a Bachelor of Music from Canadian Mennonite University, offers online and in-your-home lessons in Piano, Singer-Songwriter, Dictation, Ear Training, Music Appreciation, Music History, and Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate). Becky's teaching philosophy revolves around understanding the synergy of rhythm, sound, and movement. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced student, Becky's lessons aim to develop both natural musicality and a solid understanding of music theory. Book an interview with Becky now to start your musical journey!


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Music stirs us when it is the perfect synergy of rhythm, sound and movement. In daily life we learn volumes about music, from sensing emotions to moving rhythmically with a crowd; with formal training we learn to understand and speak it ourselves. By understanding how the elements of music work together and identifying the movements necessary to create them, we become fluent music-makers both by ear and by sight. Beginner to advanced, my lessons train students to create music that feels alive by combining natural musicality with a strong musical understanding.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools and earned the following degrees: McGill University, Master of Music; Canadian Mennonite University, Bachelor of Music. My principle teachers have included Dr. St├ęphane Lamelin, Dr. Kyoko Hashimoto, Dr. Cheryl Pauls.

In addition to numerous entrance awards at McGill and Canadian Mennonite Universities, I received: Social Science and Humanities Research Council Graduate Grant, 2017-2018 - A grant to conduct a lab research study on how adults and children learn differently when learning to play the piano with digital software. Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition - First prize in an undergraduate open instrument competition. Private music awards: Phillip and Anna Wiebe Music Scholarship Abner Martin Music Scholarship

I grew up in a small but musically vibrant town playing for choirs, bands, churches and ballet classes from a young age. This matured into a varied musical life where I have produced multi-sensory classical concerts and concert series, been part of eclectic fusion bands, performed as a singer-songwriter, gone on tour, and worked as a musical director conducting choirs and arranging music for various bands and ensembles. Currently I am a ballet pianist for Ballet Divertimento and The National Quebec Ballet School in Montreal, allowing me to utilise the skills I have developed until now as I perform, arrange music, improvise and mix genres. While living in Quebec, I have further gained experience teaching piano lessons in French and teaching English as a Second Language to international adults and children online.

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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).

Lessons in your home

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

Online lessons

Becky 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.

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