“My goal is to empower my students to embrace the beauty of music and become their best musical selves, fostering a lifelong appreciation and connection to this incredible art form.”
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I hold a strong belief in the transformative power of music, which plays a vital role in our society by inspiring individuals to strive for personal growth. Studying music offers numerous benefits, including enhanced learning skills, fostering self-discipline, providing exciting challenges to focus on, and contributing to improved overall health. As a music teacher, my responsibility is to lay a solid musical foundation for each student, enabling them to eventually explore and uncover their own unique love and passion for music. Recognizing that every student learns differently, I personalize each lesson to cater to their specific needs, ensuring effective and enjoyable learning experiences. My approach is to infuse each lesson with fun and engagement, creating an environment where students thrive and find joy in their musical journey. Simultaneously, I provide a structured framework for technical and musical development, nurturing well-rounded growth in each student. Ultimately, my goal is to empower my students to embrace the beauty of music and become their best musical selves, fostering a lifelong appreciation and connection to this incredible art form.
Name: Calvin (Full name will be provided upon registration)
In 2017, I pursued piano performance at the University of Alberta, where I had the privilege of being a part of various ensembles, masterclasses, and competitions. While music played a significant role in my life, I discovered immense joy in sharing my knowledge and expertise through piano teaching.
- First Prize piano at the MacEwan Fall Music Festival Competition - The Marek Jablonski Award in Piano - The Stephane Lemelin Award in Piano Performance - Connie Neufeld Memorial Award in Music
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).
Calvin 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.
Calvin's Studio Location
Calvin offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.