“Music is a fundamental element of many disciplines including math, philosophy and art.”
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Music is a fundamental element of many disciplines including math, philosophy and art. Music stimulates brain development. Violin especially helps much more than other instruments. When you move the bow up or down, we develop the two parts of the brains equally. Up bow helps art side of the brain to work and down bown favours discipline and calculation. In addition, violin helps to develop perfect pitch. As the violin focuses on single tones more and spend lots of time to work on tones, we can develop perfect pitch. Music can be fun and joyful, but I believe joy and fun come once you have some technique. It might be difficult to start but the hard work really pays off later.
Name: Chris (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a master’s degree on music performance from University of Ottawa and bachelor’s degree from Vancouver Academy of Music. I studied both piano and violin from age of three. My mother was a pianist and I was highly trained from early childhood. My violin teacher was very special. He studied with Nathan Milstein and he was a scholar himself throughout his whole life. His approach to the violin technique was exceptional and I learned lot from him. In addition to my musical career, I have been working as an associate member of Ottawa symphony orchestra during and after school years of master program. Also, I worked with lots of musicians for chamber music as well.
I spent my childhood working with my mother who was a pianist. She is an astonishing teacher with a serious approach to music. My musical training accelerates when I had my bachelor's degree with the professor. He had logical way of solving problem with violin technique and I have learned everything from him. I also worked with a student recently on an RCM exam and she passed grade 7 in only 2 years and she is now working on grade 9 with me. Perhaps there are short cuts to violin technique!
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).
Chris 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.