Connie - BAH Teacher #3440

About Connie
Connie is a dedicated music educator, specializing in French horn, trombone, and trumpet lessons for students aged 9 to adults. With Bachelor's and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Toronto and an A.R.C.T. diploma in performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, her expertise is solid. Connie values matching students' musical knowledge with appropriate challenges to foster enjoyment and growth in learning. She offers online lessons and in-home sessions in Markham, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto. Her approach is to create a positive and friendly learning environment, enabling students to achieve their potential.


I believe in matching student’s music knowledge with the appropriate musical challenges is vital to developing enjoyment in learning to play an instrument. In my lessons, I use musical pieces to develop musicianship which includes basic playing techniques and the basic elements of music. I find this approach much more engaging for students. I have studied with many notable teachers during my time at the university. I have learned to take different approaches to address students' needs. Students' well-being has always been my main priority. I always thrive for a positive and friendly teaching environment for my students. A personable learning environment greatly helps students achieve their potential. As a teacher. I take pride and great joy in seeing the development and improvement of my students of any age. I am confident that I will be able to nurture future musicians, help them grow and develop excellent musicianship. I believe that the 1:1 teaching and learning environment would give me the perfect opportunity to guide and refine their playing skills.

Name: Connie (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 50's

Gender: female

I have a Bachelor's and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Toronto. I also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music where I earned my A.R.C.T. diploma performance. I have a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto where I obtained my Ontario Teaching Certificate.

I have received awards in various music festivals: Adjudicator Award ( Pickering Rotary Music Featival) First place in Toronto Kiwanis Festival Royal Conservatory Silver Medal Wnner

I work as Teacher-Librarian with the York Catholic District School Board.


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

Connie is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Connie 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.