“Anyone can dive in and learn.”
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I firmly believe that anyone can dive in and learn. My mission is simple: I want to create a learning space that's not just positive, but tailor-made for each student's unique abilities, interests, and dreams. It's within this space that their musical skills can truly flourish. From grasping the fundamental rhythms and pulse to reading music with ease, and delving into the depths of theory, form, and harmony. I can tailor my approach to suit each student's unique needs. I'm not just about teaching notes; I'm here to foster strong connections between parents and students. I believe in providing homework, materials, and feedback that empower students to truly succeed on their musical journey.
Name: Emily (Full name will be provided upon registration)
- Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music - Specialized in music education with a major in piano - Focused on early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence music education - Studied different learning styles: visual, auditory, reading and writing, kinesthetic - Explored various teaching methods: Dalcroze, Kodály, Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki - Acquired knowledge about child development, styles, and methods - Able to teach students from diverse backgrounds
Recipient of several awards and scholarships including the 2021 University of Toronto Student Leadership Award and Arthur Plettner Scholarship.
- 6 years of teaching experience - Instructed students of all ages and levels - Taught in various settings with weekly sessions of different durations (30-, 45-, and 60-minutes) - Utilized diverse books and materials such as Yamaha Music Education System, Leila Fletcher Piano Course, and Royal Conservatory of Music - Adaptable teaching style to cater to individual student's learning needs - Skilled in maintaining strong relationships between parents and students - Provides homework, materials, and constructive feedback to enhance students' musical progress and success
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).
Emily 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.