“Music is a universal language and connects mind and heart.”
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Music is a universal language that connects mind and heart. Besides activating multiple parts of the brain, creating and expressing feelings through music rises self-esteem and can make us feel empowered. Everyone is able to learn music, no matter the age. My lessons provide a caring, enjoyable space and a productive time. Students feel they achieve their goals step by step with every lesson and that motivates them to make further progress. As a teacher, I focus in adapting my lessons for each student (either child, teenager or adult) according to their interests, favourite music and background experience and knowledge.
Name: Daiana (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelor's degree in Music education, specialization in Guitar. I studied in the Conservatory of Music 'Luis Gianneo' in Argentina. During my years there I also studied percussion, bassoon and trumpet. My formation is mainly classical although I'm also passionate about all kinds of music and I have been a member of several bands playing electric guitar, bass, synth and singing.
I started playing guitar at the age of 9, inspired by my grandfather, a talented guitarist trained by ear. He gave me my first guitar as a birthday gift. Since then I knew I would dedicate my life to music. Before finishing my degree I started having my first private students, then I taught at kindergartens, elementary schools and high schools. Moving to Canada I continued my passion for teaching. Nowadays I carry 12 years of experience teaching guitar and music theory to students of all ages.
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).
Daiana 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.