“I try to bring out the best in my students. ”
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I try to bring out the best in my students. It is so important to have a good understanding of where they are musically. Having a lot of experience teaching really helps with this. It is also important to understand what they want out of the learning process and to try to encourage them to succeed. Sometimes having concrete goals like a Royal Conservatory exam is the best way to get a student to focus on achieving results but all students do not work best this way. A flexible teaching approach works best I believe. To help develop skills one has to build progressively on the ones they have acquired in a methodical manner like stepping stones in a stream. Planning forward for each individual helps too. Patience and care in working with people comes from a genuine care for the art of guitar and music itself. To help more people enable themselves to produce beautiful and powerful music is an honor in life.
Name: Claudia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Private studies starting at age eight. Seventeen years total-private lessons B.A. Simon Fraser University-Music Post Graduate Studies: Capiliano College: improvisation arranging Post Graduate Studies: Douglas College: Classical Style
Co-Author: Western Board of Music Guitar Syllabus Co-Author: Conservatory Canada Guitar Syllabus Performer: Opening Ceremonies Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus Performer: Royal City Jazz Festival Performer: 50th anniversary of the Royal Hudson Performer: Arts Club Theatre Gala, Hotel Vancouver Performer: Hats of to Excellence Gala, Delta Numerous performances
Successful rate of RCM and Music Festival preparation recent exam results: 2016: 86%, 71%, 70% 2015: 100%, 97% 81%, 61%, 93%, 60% 2014: 78%, 78%, 86% recent music festival results: 2016: two silver medals 2015: three gold medals, five silver medals, one bronze medal 2014: one gold medal, three silver medals, one bronze medal
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
Claudia is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Claudia 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.