“Music is the language of my soul, the very essence of the fabric of my innermost being. ”
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Music is the language of my soul, the very essence of the fabric of my innermost being. I wakes me up every day, carries and motivates throughout the day, and sends me to sweet rest at night. Not only does it give me utmost joy, it also revives every cell in making more alert and attentive to my tasks and environment. I believe everyone responds to music, whether sung, played, expressed, or acted, just that response might vary with respect to other constants. It relieves the innermost stress and awakens the dead spirit. With its simplicity, learning at any age is possible. This is the reason everyone should tune themselves to its pitch, understand its tones and dance to its rhythm. Life is meaningless without music, unarguably.
Name: CHUKWUDINMA (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I began to study Music from from age 11, at the same time I started to learn to play the piano. At age 13, I had distinction in Music in my Junior Certificate Examination. I have continued to play the piano and to master the art. I got Distinction in Grade 5 Music Theory of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, United Kingdom, and passed the Grade 8 Music Theory of the same Board. As I continued, I learnt to play the organ after undergoing serious, detail-oriented and rigorous training in the art. I excelled in the arts with high standards. I have trained students in Music, individually and collectively; and also choirs of all age ranges. I have organized and directed music concerts, both choral and orchestral. I have also been an Accompanist in different concerts, performances and media shows.
I have won awards as the best Accompanist, best music teacher and meritorious service awards at different stages of my life as a musician. I am proud to be linked to music, and I believe everyone around me should be as proud.
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
CHUKWUDINMA is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
CHUKWUDINMA 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.