Chiara - BAH Teacher #4212

About Chiara
Chiara is a dedicated music teacher available for composition, piano, and voice lessons online and in students' homes in North York and Toronto. She holds a Bachelor's in Voice and Composition from the University of Toronto and has studied with noted instructors like Dr. Abigail Richardson-Schulte and Dr. Darryl Edwards. Alongside her classical training, Chiara also has a background in the commercial music scene, offering a broad perspective to her students. Fluent in teaching multiple instruments and music theory, she believes in a holistic musical education to help students discover their unique artistic voices.


I believe in being a well-rounded student. Music is such a broad field and it's difficult to know what resonants with you if you don't try multiple styles and genres. I also believe that having experience in creating and composing music provides a new insight in how you perform your repertoire.

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

Age: 21

Gender: female

I have a Bachelor of Music from UofT in Voice and Composition. A few of my teachers include Dr. Abigail Richardson-Schulte, Dr. Darryl Edwards, Bracken Burns, and Laura Tucker. Outside of my formal training, I have a self-titled rock band, the Chiara Urban Band! I composed all the material we perform and fully manage it, so I have quite a bit of insight in the commercial music scene, as well! These are the highlighted venues I've performed in in Toronto; the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (COC and National Ballet of Canada Orchestra), Roy Thomson Hall (Concreamus Chamber Singers and Toronto Symphony Orchestra), the Horseshoe Tavern, the Lula Lounge, and the Redwood Theatre.

I am a huge music theory and history nerd! I can teach these to RCM ARCT. I have had various students in the past; pop voice, songwriting, classical voice, choirs, classical composition, and beginner piano. As a working musician, I have a great insight and network in primarily the classical and pop realms in Toronto.


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

Chiara is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Chiara 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.