“Music is the one thing I was always sure I wanted to make and would never get tired of.”
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Music is the one thing I was always sure I wanted to make and would never get tired of. I believe music is extremely helpful in many ways, it allows us to communicate our feelings in a way that we might not realize we can. It helps us feel better, improves our cognitive abilities, shows us what amazing things can be made with something as tiny as our vocal folds. Singing in my opinion one of the most rewarding activities one can do, learning how to breath is extremely beneficial in all aspects of life, understanding the different techniques to be able to develop and control your voice, learning pronunciation and diction, exploring new composers, styles, etc., are just a few of the amazing things you will be able to discover.
Name: César (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - University of Toronto - Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress) - University of Toronto - Advance Certificate in Performance - University of Western Ontario - Masters of Music Literature and Performance - University of Lethbridge - Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance, Digital Audio Arts)
- Began vocal training at age 8 in mariachi and Mexican folk music - Explored various music genres and recorded multiple albums - Primarily educated in classical music, with experience in other styles - Trained with exceptional teachers worldwide - Performed with opera companies in Canada and internationally: - Toronto City Opera - Fountainhead Theatre - Calgary Philharmonic Choir - Opera Queens - Fort Worth Opera - Mexico National Arts Centre - Diverse experience in performing and teaching various musical styles
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
César is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
César 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.