“I think communication, listening, respect and joy are essentiel for maintaining a good teacher-student relationship.”
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Music has been such a key into my growth as an individual but also as an artist, in the way I was seeing the world but mainly in the way I was communicating and interacting with the people around me. I believe that's the case for many others. To meet the needs and expectations of each of my students as a teacher, I adjust myself as well as possible in various repertoires according to their own will by considering their own abilities, their rhythm, and their learning process. All of that with the aim of transmitting to them my knowledge, to develop them musically and humanly, as well as to share with them all my love for music. In order to reach a successful learning, I think communication, listening, respect and joy are essentiel for maintaining a good relation teacher-student, especially when is added with committed practice.
Name: Ester (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I've started studying the piano at the age of seven in the Academy of Music Prince Rainier III, in Monaco until the age of eighteen. My teachers were classically trained, they were coming from two different countries, which had brought me different musical teaching cultures. I've decided to pursue that vocation more seriously and was accepted in for a bachelor (BMUS) in interpretation at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal. Also, I've graduated from that same school with a master (MMus) in Piano Performance.
I've started teaching when I was a teenager thanks to one of my teachers. Through some of her students, I've had the desire to pursue that vocation even more, up to the point where I had my own piano studio before getting eighteen. I've started then comparing different methods, observing different master classes, having classes with different teachers from different countries that lead me today to try to build my own method for a specific category of student's age.
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
Ester is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Ester 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.
Ester's Studio Location
Ester offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.