“Over the course of the last 20 years, my passion for teaching has revolved around imparting the knowledge and appreciation of music to my students.”
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The beauty of music lies in its ability to offer expression when our other senses fall short. I firmly believe that music pulsates within us, representing our inner vitality. Whether we cherish it, listen to it, engage in playing instruments, or sing, music delves into the depths of our being, revealing the creative essence that resides in each and every one of us.
Name: Cindy (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Certificates: RCM grade 9 level of piano, RCM grade 9 history and theory. Dicovered to have an ear for music, I was introduced to piano and vocal lessons from a very early age. At the age of 15, I began composing and writing lyrics to my own long-form pieces. In 2015, I recorded and released my first studio recorded album. Since then I have specialized in tutoring and teaching on a per individual basis from very young to adult.
My passion for music was evident through first place musical composition awards, which encouraged me to really find my inner composer and teach others to do the same.
Over the course of the last 20 years, my passion for teaching has revolved around imparting the knowledge and appreciation of music to my students. The realization that any genre of music can be unlocked through a few delicate chord progressions has always been a constant source of motivation. I'm eager to explore the music my students aspire to play, be it classical masterpieces or contemporary pop hits. Discovering the inner composer within each student and fostering their ability to create original compositions through a deep understanding of rhythm and theory forms the very essence of my teaching philosophy. Moreover, I believe that lessons should also be enjoyable, so I strive to introduce variety and keep my young students engaged as they progress.
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).
Cindy 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.