“I reject the notion of labeling singers as "just singers."”
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I firmly believe in the power of playfulness and curiosity for personal growth and education. As a musician, I have a fascination with the anatomy of instruments, especially the voice. My experiences with vocal and guitar injuries have made me passionate about instilling healthy musical practice habits in my students. I reject the notion of labeling singers as "just singers." Everyone in my class, including vocalists, is expected to embrace ear training and theory to work effectively and collaboratively with other musicians. Music history comes alive when we study the influences of our heroes, enriching our understanding of the art form.
Name: Elizabeth (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a Diploma in Jazz and Contemporary Music with a major in Vocal Performance from Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton (2017). Additionally, I obtained my teaching degree from the National College of Art and Design (N.C.A.D), Dublin, Ireland in 2005. Throughout my musical journey, I have been fortunate to learn from a diverse group of vocal teachers, primarily rooted in contemporary music. While my initial vocal training had a classical foundation, the past 17 years have exposed me to various teaching styles within the contemporary music industry. This rich array of experiences has equipped me with a versatile approach to teaching. Moreover, I have received invaluable artistic mentorship from a seasoned artist signed to a major record label. This mentorship has not only shaped me as a professional artist but has also opened doors for me to perform worldwide. I am excited to bring this wealth of experience and knowledge to my students, helping them discover and develop their own unique musical voice.
Grants for my artistic projects: X92.9 and Harvard Broadcasting recording grant, 2020. FACTOR Artist Development grant, 2019. SOCAN Artist Development grant, 2019. Edmonton Arts Council Cultural Diversity Grant, 2019. Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant, 2018 Scholarly Awards: Jason Lang Scholarship, Grant MacEwan University, 2016 Harvard Broadcasting Award, Grant MacEwan University, 2015
In the summer of 2022, I cycled my bicycle across Canada completely alone to promote my new album "Freefall" and raise awareness about sustainability. I made so many deep connections with people all across the country and played in some unforgettable venues. My musical journey has taken me to various festivals in North America, including the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and local festivals like K-Days and Kaleido Fest in Edmonton, Canada. I have also honed my entrepreneurial skills through the Artists Entrepreneur course at Canada's Music Incubator in Toronto. This experience has enriched my understanding of the music industry and helped me navigate the path as an independent artist. Prior to my solo career, I was part of bands in Ireland before making the move to Canada. Throughout the country, I set up multiple bands, and I have a deep passion for working with young songwriters, helping them explore and develop their creative voices.
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).
Elizabeth 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.
Elizabeth's Studio Location
Elizabeth 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.