“I believe I'm doing my job if you're excited to come to your lesson every week or you leave feeling uplifted.”
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Making music is personal and vulnerable and it can be scary. I believe in compassionate instruction and student self-determination. These are your lessons, and while I may have suggestions and guidance, you deserve a say in what we do with them - no matter how old you are! I believe I'm doing my job if you're excited to come to your lesson every week or you leave feeling uplifted. Learning takes time and mistakes are going to happen, and it's my job to make sure you feel safe making them. That's when the magic happens!
Name: Brenna (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have been singing since I was about 8 or 9 years old when I started voice lessons. Singing has always been a part of my life and as and adult I received my certificate in Performing Arts Preparation from Sheridan College where I studied pop, musical theater, dance, acting, improv, set design and more! After that I tapped my to Nova Scotia where I completed my Bachelor's of Music Performance in voice at Acadia. While at Acadia I finessed my Western Classical and Opera techniques and studied diction, pedagogy, acting, and more. While on the East Coast I also performed in the Tom Regan Memorial Concert and debuted roles as Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos), Rizzo (Grease) and Miss. Wordsworth (Albert Herring). After moving back home to the city, although I miss the seaside, I taught for four years at a The Music Studio where I had so much fun teaching private lessons, children's choirs, musical theater camp and Toddler/Early Childhood music group classes.
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
Brenna is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Brenna 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.
Brenna's Studio Location
Brenna 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.