“You need to be able to do what you love and find as much enjoyment from it as you can.”
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I believe you need to be able to do what you love, and find as much enjoyment from it as you can. I find that I enjoy things that I'm better at, and better perform music that I enjoy. Through my teaching my aim is to find music the student enjoys and help them to become better at approaching that music.
Name: Eric (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a MMUS in Opera performance received in 2014. While I have sung with Vancouver Opera, I have been working as a professional choral singer since, including Vancouver Chamber Choir. I began musical training when I was three years old and had an active career as a boy soprano before becoming a tenor when my voice changed.
-Sight-Singing/Reading and many ways it can be approached depending on what the student finds easiest. -Stylistic Approaches to each piece of music depending on time period, nationality of the composer, and genre of music. -Vocalise expertise and sharing how work done on a technical level can be applied to your singing. -Language Pronunciation: I have sung in dozens of languages and have needed to do so at a professional level.
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
Eric is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Eric 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.