Carolyne - BAH Teacher #3270

“The beauty of music is that it is something that can be constantly improved upon and you can still learn and be inspired through pieces that you have learned in the past. ”
 - Carolyne


Music is a subject that I believe is essential to all. The beauty of music is that it is something that can be constantly improved upon and you can still learn and be inspired through pieces that you have learned in the past. Moreover, music makes us human and allows us to express our feelings and our dreams. I remembered when I was learning piano in Qatar Music Academy and I had immense anxiety because I worried about playing the wrong notes or the wrong rhythm. My teachers constantly reminded me to not worry too much about making mistakes, but to live in the musical moment and enjoy it. I carry this teaching with my students and remind them to have fun. Music is also collaborative and I enjoy playing along with my students together in the learning process, rather than giving instructions to them from a distance. I feel that I can also learn interesting musical things from my students that I have not thought of before.

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

Age: 24

Gender: female

I studied piano since I was 7 years old. I continued pursuing piano when my family moved from Malaysia to Qatar when I was 9 years old. I joined Qatar Music Academy when I was 13 years old and I continued to dive into piano performance with a Canadian teacher and followed by a Turkish teacher who studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory for his Doctorate in piano performance. The two teachers in Qatar introduced me to different styles and genres yet having high standards and attention to details in classical music. I studied and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Trinity Western University in April 2022. During my years studying at Trinity Western University, I participated in masterclasses with Douglas Finch and Charles-Richard Hamelin in 2020, and Cheng Cheng Zhao in 2022.

Diploma in Piano Performance- 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Qatar Music Academy-2018


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

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

Online lessons

Carolyne 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.

Carolyne's Studio Location

Carolyne 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.