“ I believe there is no better vehicle for developing human consciousness and awareness than music.”
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It is my philosophy that the purpose of schooling and education is the development of human consciousness and awareness. Due to this philosophy I also strongly support the idea that “every kid needs a champion.” I believe these two ideas work together in order to develop human consciousness and awareness because a teacher must support their students and make them feel welcomed and safe in their classroom every day. To learn any subject a student must first feel safe to ask questions and make mistakes but, further, in order for a student to develop their awareness and consciousness of the human condition these conditions must also be met. I believe there is no better vehicle for developing human consciousness and awareness than music. Music is such an incredibly powerful tool that combines emotion, physicality, logic, critical thinking, group/team work and independent study. Music is absolutely essential to being human.
Name: Cavan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelor of Music Degree from Queen's University and I graduated on the Dean's Honour list, receiveing several convocation awards including "Most Accomplished Composer." After attaining my B.Mus from Queen's I then received my Master of Music from the University of Calgary where I focused on Composition, Theory and Performance. I won several awards during this time from outside of the school while participating in competitions. I have had performance of my pieces by some famous musicians and ensembles. I am currently persuing my Bachelor of Education with a focus on Music at Western University and I will graduate in 2023. I have been studying music for 20 years now and have been teaching for over 10 years. I love every aspect of both subjects and love sharing my passion with others!
Land's End Chamber Ensemble Composer's Competition 1st Place Most Accomplished Composer - Queen's University Queen's University Musicianship Award x 4 UCalgary Music Scholarship University of Calgary TA postion Kiwanis Festival 1st place, grand prize (Piano). Overall best pianist competiton, 2010. Kiwanis Festival - 1st place romantic music (2007-2010) many many more...
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
Cavan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Cavan 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.