“My job is to create a space where students can explore their voice and develop it in a healthy, coordinated way.”
BOOK AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLOTTE NOW
Do you remember hearing a song for the first time and feeling tears of emotion rising to your eyes? Or do you recall that tune on the radio that amazingly worded exactly how you felt at the time? From opera to rock, music is a language we all understand, and better yet – it is a language we have the chance to speak every single day. Yes, it is as simple as using our built-in biological instrument, the voice. We are all born with a voice, and it is our choice to develop its potential range, dynamics, and story-telling abilities. It’s only a matter of instruction and guidance, which is why I am here. I teach my students how to develop free open vocal production; how to sing healthily in a coordinated fashion that allows them to express themselves through proper, sustainable, science-based vocal technique. Students will be guided through all the nooks and crannies of vocal production, and are highly encouraged to ask all the questions that come to mind – It is my pleasure to demystify and explain, so that singing can flow as a fun and invigorating experience! I create a custom program tailored to each student’s specific and individual needs, and provide a vocal repertoire depending on the student’s interests. All of my lessons begin with vocal warms-ups, and from there we delve into the unique configuration of each student’s instrument. Every student can expect to be treated with the same respect and support. My job is to create a space where students can explore their voice and develop it in a healthy, coordinated way, so that they, too, can speak the language of music, share their stories and express their authenticity to the world.
Name: Charlotte (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have studied vocal technique from the age of 15 with Laura Anglade and Irene Feher. I have studied classical piano with Rosalie Larouche from the age of 5 to 18, and am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Music in Voice at Concordia University within a specialization in Jazz Studies. In my time there I have studied aural perception with Simon Sloutsker and advanced harmony with Robin Chemtov. I performed as lead singer at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall with Charles Ellison's and Joshua Rager's jazz improvisation ensembles and orchestrated a big band ensemble concert in Robin Chemtov's arranging class. My private voice instructors while at Concordia were Kim Richardson and Sienna Dahlen.
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
Charlotte is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Charlotte 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.
Charlotte's Studio Location
Charlotte 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.