Chantal - BAH Teacher #2742

“I seek to find the area of music that will spark your child’s love for music.”
 - Chantal


I strive to guide students in becoming well-rounded musicians that develop a love for music that lasts a lifetime. I believe that anyone can learn to play an instrument, no matter their age or intent. I strive to bring out each student’s musical imagination and encourage creativity and self-expression through music. I believe that music should always be fun and I seek to show my students how fun music can be. My students are provided with a strong musical foundation that will prepare them for their musical path, whether it be a career or lifetime hobby. Music is more than simply playing notes on a page, as it encompasses various art forms such as dancing, singing and storytelling so these elements are incorporated into my lessons. Regardless if music is a hobby or a career, all areas of music are covered in each lesson to show all that music has to offer; theory, history, sight reading, ear training, and learning repertoire. I have learned through experience that many students are not even aware of their interests until they are introduced to it. I seek to find the area of music that will spark your child’s love for music. I look forward to taking your child on a joyful journey to experience the wonderful world of music!

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have been playing piano since the age of 9 and took private lessons until age 16 and again while completing my undergraduate degree. At the age of 13, I began studying the violin and trumpet. I continued my music education at Laurentian University in Sudbury studying classical trumpet performance and music history with a minor in history. While at Laurentian, I was first trumpet in the Laurentian Concert band and also played in the Northern Brass Choir and the Sudbury Symphony. I then furthered my education at the university of Ottawa and gained a TA position in theory and history courses. In April 2019, I graduated with an MA in Music (Musicology & Theory). As I completed my undergraduate studies I taught private lessons so I have been teaching privately for ten years. For the past three years I have been working at two music schools in Ottawa as a trumpet, piano and violin instructor.

RCM Level 9 Piano RCM ARCT Trumpet Suzuki Level 5 Violin I completed the RCM Teaching Elementary Piano Course in August 2021. I will soon become an RCM Certified Teacher. After graduating my undergraduate degree, I had the opportunity to start and teach a cadet brass band on Manitoulin island for ages 12 to 18.


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).

Online lessons

Chantal 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.