Danica - BAH Teacher #2626

About Danica
Danica offers online lessons in piano, composition, dictation, ear training, music theory, and history. Holding a BMus Honours in Composition from Western University and pursuing a master's in Collaborative Performance, her teaching philosophy emphasizes patience and creative adaptation to individual student needs. With diverse repertoires blending modern, classical, and folk music, Danica fosters students' passion for music while encouraging collaborative playing. Her accolades include the University of Western Ontario Gold Medal and numerous competition wins. Book an interview now to experience Danica's dedication to nurturing musical talent!

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I believe some very important aspects of a teaching job are not only a lot of patience, but also being able to come up with creative ways to fit each individual student’s needs. Not every student learns in the same way, and it is up to the teacher to come up with different teaching styles that benefit their students the most. It is also important to know your student’s needs. Whether they want to pursue music professionally in the future or take up a fun new hobby as I believe everyone should have a little bit of music in their lives! Overall, I love sharing my passion for music with students and seeing them form a passion for music making as well.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

I am currently in the process of pursuing my masters in Collaborative Performance and am a Western alumna with a BMus Honours in Composition with a focus on piano. I also spent a few years studying at the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava.

•The University of Western Ontario Gold Medal (2019) • Dean’s Honor List (2019) •Valuable Contribution Award for Choir Accompanist (2014-2015) • Mayor of Trnava Award- Prize for Extraordinary Results in Music (2011) • Czechoslovakian Music Competition of Mikulas Schneider - First Place (2011) • Peel Music Festival – First Place (2009) • Peel Music Festival – Second Place (2008) • ORMTA – Excellence in Musical Achievement (2008) • The Kiwanis Music Festival – First Place (2006) • ORMTA – The Spring Scholarship Recital (2006)

When it comes to my teaching style, I like to offer my students diverse repertoires combining more modern music with classical and folk music. However, that all depends on the student’s preference. I also like to encourage collaborative playing and have always enjoyed working with students on piano duos (especially when teaching siblings)!

English

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).

Online lessons

Danica 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.

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