Julia D. - BAH Teacher #3109

“My goal is to instill the love of music and make sure the cello becomes their lifelong passion.”
 - Julia D.


As a teacher, I strive to create a positive, encouraging and invigorating environment that is safe. I reinforce high standards for my students but with compassionate mind. I love the connection of human minds that teaching can give you. I tailor my teaching to fit the needs of each individual students. The students can expect to receive instructions that best fits their physical abilities, life style and level of musical comprehension. As a teacher I instil in my students the curiosity and passion about not only cello but in music as well. I encourage them to become lifelong lovers of the craft of musicianship and also arts and culture.

Name: Julia D. (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from McGill University. I further studied at Indiana University Bloomington and earned Master's degree in Cello Performanc studying cello with Janos Starker and chamber music with Menahem Pressler. I refined my teaching skills at University of Wisconsin at the String Academy and finished Master's in Music Pedagogy. I recently finished Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Toronto in Cello Performance.


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

Julia D. 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.

Julia D.'s Studio Location

Julia D. offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.


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