“I am very patient and am always willing to try different modes of instruction and communication to better suit the individual needs of the student.”
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I believe that every person is inherently musical, and it is one of my passions to share my enthusiasm and knowledge of music with others in hopes of leading them to discover their own personal connections to music. When working with students, my primary goal is to ensure that all students feel valued, included, and have enjoyable musical experiences. For me, this involves meeting the students where they are when learning new material, encouraging them through positive reinforcement to share their gifts and step out of their comfort zone, and actively listening to them. I am very patient and am always willing to try different modes of instruction and communication to better suit the individual needs of the student. I have a strong commitment to the fundamentals and to student success, and encourage students to achieve excellence in their own musicals goals. Above all, I believe that learning music should be a fun and exciting experience and I always bring positive engery to the learning environment.
Name: Emma (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelors Degree in Flute and Music Education, as well as a certificate in Music Technology from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. I will be entering my masters of teaching at the University of Toronto in September, 2023. I have been playing piano since I was five years old, and throughout my childhood I have continued to develop my passion for music, learning guitar, ukulele, songwriting, and singing. I began playing flute when I was fourteen years old, and currently study in the studio of Stephen Tam at the University of Toronto. As a singer-songwriter I have experience writing and recording original songs as well as film compositions. I have played flute and piccolo in the Toronto Symphonic Youth Wind Orchestra, and the University of Toronto Wind Symphony, and currently sing in the University of Toronto Chamber Choir.
Recipient of the 2019 Christine Shaw Scholarship Award at the 2019 Music Alive Festival, First Place Award and Platinum standing for the 2019 Kiwanis Music Festival, Honorable Mention Award, 2019 Ontario Music Festival Association Provincials competition, and 2019 Cosmo Music Achievement Award, St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS, RH
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).
Emma 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.