“I'm excited to bring my passion and knowledge to your child's musical exploration!”
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I believe that every person already has a deep love for music, along with a unique idea of the kind of music they adore. As a music teacher, my primary mission is to inspire and support my students in exploring their inherent passion for music and equip them with the vocabulary and techniques to express their musical preferences. The best part of teaching, for me, is helping my students identify their individual musical styles and assisting them in setting and achieving their personal musical goals. In my view, music lessons should be a playful and enjoyable journey where students can learn the value of hard work and dedication, which ultimately empowers them to unleash their creative potential.
Name: Christina (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I dove into the world of music at the age of 3, starting with piano lessons that eventually led me to achieve RCM grade 8 proficiency. However, it was in junior high band that I discovered my deep passion for the flute. While I cherished my piano teacher's guidance, the band room became my second home. Post-high school, I pursued a Bachelor of Music on the flute, graduating with honors. My enthusiasm for teaching music was further ignited during university. My fondest memories are tied to Music Education classes, where I delved into understanding how music education shapes children's development and allowed me to craft my own teaching philosophy. I'm excited to bring that passion and knowledge to your child's musical exploration!
Awarded the Gerry Segger Music scholarship in Performance Excellence
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
Christina is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Christina 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.
Christina 's Studio Location
Christina 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.