“I prioritize enjoyment and confidence-building in piano and music as a whole.”
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I prioritize enjoyment and confidence-building in piano and music as a whole. I strive to empower each student by giving them control and choices in their piano learning journey. This could involve exploring various musical styles and idioms, establishing a solid foundation in classical piano technique and repertoire, and delving into the realms of composition and playing by ear.
Name: Emma (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am now in the top tier of RCM teachers in North America. I hold the internationally recognized Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto Certificate in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Major in music from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. I have had the great privilege of studying under world renowned performer and music educator Andrew Markow, head designer of the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, and co-author of the Four Star Sight Reading books.
ARCT in Piano Performance Royal Conservatory of Music Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, Music Education Master's of Arts in Social Justice Education Davenport and Kiwanis Music festivals, 1st place single and duo performances
Though I was a passionate performer from a young age, my passion now lies in teaching piano, as well as in writing and recording my own work as well as Western Classical selections. I am a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and have also played in and won various competitions such as The Davenport Music Festival and The Kiwanis Music Festival both as a solo and a duo performer. I am the top tier of Teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music, due to the success of my students.
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.