Desiree - BAH Teacher #2536

About Desiree
Desiree, an impassioned vocal instructor, offers online lessons in voice, music theory, solfege, and music history. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Voice Performance at York University, her extensive musical education includes training under renowned mentors. With a focus on healthy singing and emotional connection to music, Desiree creates a nurturing environment for her students. Fluent in English, she shares her lifelong love for music, ensuring enriching experiences. Book an interview now for transformative online vocal lessons with Desiree.


My teaching philosophy revolves around 3 things. 1) Healthy singing! We want to be able to sing for as long as possible, so it is very important that we sing in a healthy way that won't cause damage to our instrument. 2) Making a connection between yourself, the music and the audience. You can have the loveliest voice out there, but if you can't connect to the song or touch the audience with your music, then all it will be is a nice performance. What really matters is how the music makes you feel and connecting with the audience. 3) Having fun! This is a space to play and create. It is so important to have fun with your craft, otherwise why do it? Music has been a part of my life since i was child and it has been a part of my family for generations. Music is the need to show the innermost parts of ourselves and lay them bare for an audience, in the hopes that we can make at least one single connection with another human being. Creating and connecting is the reason we keep going as a species. Math, science and medicine are why we survive, but the arts are why we thrive.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

- Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Voice Performance at York University. - Studied under the guidance of Michael Donovan and Stephanie Bogle during my time at York University. - Completed the Music Theatre Workshop with The Singer's Studio at Wilfrid Laurier University. - Enrolled in voice and piano training at the Ontario Conservatory of Music from age seventeen to age twenty.

- Participated in the Classical Ensemble led by Dr. Lisette Canton. - Taught voice and beginner piano at the same studio for a year at the age of 23. - Extensive stage experience starting from age 13 with various theatre groups including Meadowvale Youth Theatre, Class Productions, Meadowvale Music Theatre, The Oakville Players, and Longreach Opera Workshop.


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

Desiree 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.