“I truly believe that everyone can, and should sing. Not only is it an escape, but a therapeutic release from everyday life. ”
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I truly believe that everyone can, and should sing. Not only is it an escape, but a therapeutic release from everyday life. We are allowed to be different people and characters through music, how magical is that?
Name: Darielle (Full name will be provided upon registration)
In 2019, I received a BA in Music from Algoma University. Apparently, I could not get enough music education so I am currently pursuing a second degree from Laurier University in Vocal Performance ('23). I started violin at a young age, and like most kids decided that sports would be my new hobby...boy was that the wrong choice! Fast forward to my high school years where I was in a specialized music theatre program that ignited my passion for theatre, acting and singing. Now having more than 10 years of experience on stage as a singer and performer, allows me to incorporate movement and acting techniques into my vocal repertoire. I have studied with amazing voice teachers such as Agnes McCarthy, and Jennie Such, who helped me become the singer I am today. As a choral member at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, I currently sing under the tutelage of the wonderful Gordon Burnett. I specialize in German Lied but absolutely love music theatre, baroque opera, and art songs.
Music Citizenship Award - Algoma University ('19)
Recently I was enrolled in a course called Vocal Pedagogy, taught by Canadian countertenor Daniel Cabena, which completely changed my entire teaching philosophy and has shaped me as a teacher and performer. It was incredibly beneficial to know what is happening technically at an anatomical level, especially since we use our entire body when singing.
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).
Darielle 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.