“ Music can relieve pressures from our lives, and can fill us with joy!”
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The biggest misconception in the field of music is that some people are born musicians, and others not. I believe that music is for everybody and that we are all fundamentally musicians at heart; through musical training and learning, we can unlock this skill within ourselves. I am passionate about sharing my love for the subject through academic study and performance whether for particular academic pursuits, or just a hobby. Music allows us to express ourselves, but also to help us form identity. Music can also relieve pressures from our lives, and can fill us with joy! Learning a musical instrument has been proven time and time again to come with such a wealth of benefits alongside it, so start - or continue - your journey today: it is never too late!
Name: Caroline (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a BA in Music from the University of Cambridge, which included performance classes and recitals on the clarinet, and keyboard skills classes on the piano. I studied the clarinet rigorously until the age of 21, under the tutelage of classically trained teachers achieving a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. At university, I led the Wind Orchestra, and played principal clarinet in the University Symphony Orchestra and have played in many prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, and internationally in Berlin's majestic Konzerhaus. I have 4 years of experience teaching in the UK's top school, and my academic background allows me to teach music theory, appreciation, and history to all levels.
Cambridge University Instrumental Award, Murray Edwards Instrumental Scholarship, Phyllis Packer Memorial Prize for Achievement in Music, Blackley Music Cup for Performance.
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
Caroline is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Caroline 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.