“I believe music is a true art form of therapy. ”
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I believe music is a true art form of therapy. As useful as theory, technique and other fundamentals are, I believe it is so important to connect with your true self and what you are enjoying about music, whether it's learning a piece, or composing your own. Nobody can just think or feel every thought or emotion going through your mind, and to be able to have the freedom to express these emotions is rewarding. It is vulnerable. It is why cinematics, commercials, restaurants, and more have music to create meaning. As mentioned above, music warm-ups are an essential way to release the tightness in the body and hopefully relieve self-conscious thoughts or worries. Our music is meant to be shared and remembered. A music outlet is perfect to remind anyone of any age that the world is so full of magical people that shrink to make room for others. I would want to reassure students that studio time with me is a very safe, open-minded environment. Take up space. Make music. Show them.
Name: Carter (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a bachelor of music honours from Carleton University in Ottawa. My specialized stream was singer-songwriter. However, I have been playing piano for 16 years and have completed testing until the end of level 7 in the RCM books, auditioning to University with level 9 & 10 pieces. My classical voice training had been tested up until the end of level 7 RCM. Although I may have strong classical training, I personally enjoyed performing pop music, musical theater, and original composed pieces.
- From 2012-2017, I had participated in the Labrador West Music Festival and was asked to perform at their Gala each year. - 2021 Faces Ottawa Awards, "Song of the Year" award for my original song 'Heart on Lockdown'
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
Carter is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Carter 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.