“My lessons are a safe, judgement free space for every student to experiment and grow their skills and love for music.”
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I believe in a holistic approach to teaching music, especially singing. Singing starts with the body, so my lessons focus heavily on being connected, grounded, and aligned with the body - it’s our instrument after all! Lessons will begin with physical warmups, move into musical ones, and then end with working on the chosen repertoire. My lessons are a safe, judgement free space for every student to experiment and grow their skills and love for music. Music should be an emotional release - an escape from the stresses of daily life - and this is reflected in the lightheartedness and playfulness of my lessons.
Name: Emily (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently in my third year of my undergrad studying voice performance at the UBC school of music. I have experience in both performance and academic music classes - from art song interpretation to high-level music theory and musicianship. I have studied voice privately for over ten years. My teachers were all classically trained- my current teacher is world class mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo, which speaks to my high level of achievement. I am also experienced in choral singing - I was chosen and featured as a soloist for the Saskatchewan Honour Choir for multiple years, a member of the Fireside Singers Choir, and now I sing with the UBC University Singers.
2022, 2023- UBC Dean’s List 2021 - RCM Gold Medalist, Level 8 2021 - Saskatchewan Provincial Music Festival Finalist 2021- Ken Ready Scholarship 2018-2020 - Vocal Musical Distinction Award, Twin Rivers Music Festival
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).
Lessons in your home
Emily is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
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.