“ I love to play the piano and inspire children to love the piano as much as I do. ”
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Music has been a part of my life for the last 14 years. I love to play the piano and inspire children to love the piano as much as I do. Music is such an important aspect in all of our lives, and I believe I can help to cultivate a love and desire for playing the piano beautifully and correctly. I teach children to play the piano with arm weight, technical precision, and musicality. I like to play games with the children to help them to learn these key aspects of the instrument. Playing the piano should be enjoyable, and I like to teach children not only to play the piano with grace and excellence but also to enjoy and love it. I would also love to teach adults to learn the piano with as much excitement as a child.
Name: Esther (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have completed Level 10 piano with the Royal Conservatory. I will be completing my ARCT performers exam in August. I have completed Elementary Pedagogy with first-class honours. I have completed ARCT harmony and analysis and Level 10 history. I will be completing my ARCT history shortly.
Honourable mention in 2023 Provincial competition
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).
Esther 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.