Bethany - BAH Teacher #4169

“Bethany is a passionate music teacher offering piano lessons to students from age 7 to adults, focusing on creating a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. With a Bachelor's in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, her classical training on the piano and experience in choir and orchestra enhance her teaching. Bethany emphasizes the importance of playing music that students love, aiming to make practice enjoyable. She is available for online lessons and in-home lessons in Waterloo, ON. Her lessons include piano, dictation, ear training, music history, theory, and RCM preparation.”
 - Bethany


Through my experience in Music Therapy, I have learned how to forge connections with students, fostering an environment that eliminates power imbalances and bolsters self-confidence. I believe that every student should have the opportunity to choose the repertoire they want to play, and why it holds significance to them. I begin my lessons by having a conversation with the student about what goals they have for themselves, and a warmup to develop technical skills. I believe that enjoyment of the music is equally as important as practice. In my teaching approach, I prioritize creating a safe and supportive learning environment where students feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and exploring new pieces or techniques. In my studio, I am committed to ensuring that students can enjoy the repertoire they play without feeling anxiety about practicing. I enjoy working with students collaboratively to create goals and learning strategies.

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

Age: 21

Gender: female

I am currently completing my Bachelor's of Music therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. When I was about six years old, I began playing my primary instrument, the piano. I have a classical background and training, and also play the guitar for music therapy. I was a part of orchestra and choir from the age of ten until eighteen. These experiences helped to develop my ear for music and passion for other genres.

I have always had a passion for listening to and playing music. Neither of my parents played the piano, and I began when I was about six years old. Throughout the years, I studied with private instructors. I also learned the violin and played in an orchestra and sung in a choir which helped to develop my ear skills training. These experiences led me to become a tutor at Laurier for a skills and dictation class. I have taught group piano lessons for children ages 6 through 12, and have experience in teaching privately for students ages 13 and above. These experiences have helped me to work with all populations and connect with students in new ways. I am very passionate about all genres of music, and encourage students to play repertoire that is significant to them!


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

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

Online lessons

Bethany 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.