“To learn the flute takes lots of time, patience, and hard work, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy every minute of it.”
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Learning music should always be fun. To learn the flute takes lots of time, patience, and hard work, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy every minute of it. My lessons take the discipline and structure built on a strong history of conservatory training and combine it with a fun, positive attitude. I take my students through the standard course of repertoire, based on the Paris Conservatoire model. Students are introduced to a wide variety of genres, composers, and styles, all with a firm grasp of technique. I do more than just teach you how to play an instrument and to read music - important life skills are learned through music, including patience, dedication, time management, and the real meaning of hard work. My goal is to make you the best musician you can be, and pass on my love and passion for the flute.
Name: Casey (Full name will be provided upon registration)
McGill University: Master of Music in Flute Performance (2014) Université de Montréal: Diplôme d'études secondaires supérieures (2013) The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music: Artist Diploma (2012) and Performance Diploma/Bachelor of Music (2010) Principal teachers: Timothy Hutchins (Montreal Symphony), Denis Bluteau (Montreal Symphony), Kathleen Rudolph (formerly both CBC Vancouver, Vancouver Symphony) Banff Summer Master Classes (2013, 2014), principal teachers: Tara Helen O'Connor, Ransom Wilson, Carol Wincenc Other master classes: Leone Buyse, Clair Chase, Camille Churchfield, Mathieu Dufour, Eyal Ein-Habar, Bart Feller, Joanna G'froerer, Thomas Robertello, Sharon Sparrow, Jim Walker, Jacques Zoon
Principal flute of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra Substitute flute/piccolo with various orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Formerly piccolo/3rd flute in the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, principal flute in l'Orchestre Symphonique de l'Agora, principal flute in the McGill Symphony, piccolo in l'Orchestre Point d'Arret, flute/piccolo in the Royal Conservator Orchestra Finalist or semi-finalist in several professional orchestral auditions 3-time winner of the McGill Symphony Orchestra audition Scholarship student at McGill University, University of Montreal, The Glenn Gould School, The Banff Centre
My background as a trained performer gives me real-world experience to give to students, whether they are preparing recitals, auditions, or exams. I am equally comfortable on piccolo, alto, and bass flute, and have years of orchestral experience as well as chamber music and solo. I teach and regularly perform works from the Baroque period to the present, by composers all around the world, with a particular interest in works by Canadian composers.
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).
Casey 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.