Flavia - BAH Teacher #3244

“My piano teaching philosophy emphasizes the development of technical skills, musicality, and creativity in the student. ”
 - Flavia

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My piano teaching philosophy emphasizes the development of technical skills, musicality, and creativity in the student. This philosophy involves teaching proper posture and technique, music theory and notation, and encouraging students to practice and develop their musical style regularly. I will assist in tailoring lessons to the individual needs and goals of the student and creating a supportive and positive learning environment.

Name: Flavia (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 60's

Gender: female

I attained a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Dalhousie University (Halifax). My teacher was classically trained at the Juilliard School (New York, NY). My music education refers to the formal and informal teaching and learning of music, including music theory, history, performance, composition, and appreciation. It occurred in various settings, such as schools, conservatories, private lessons, community centers, and churches. I used my music education to develop musical skills and creativity to foster cultural understanding and social engagement.

I received a scholarship in my first year of university. I also received several awards from the schools music festival.

My brother gave me informal piano training at home. He made me realize that studying piano is a fun and relaxed activity. I was trained under the ABRSM system. I received the highest level in piano and theory in this curriculum. I also joined the school choir, church choir and as an accompanist to other instrumentalists. I entered several competitions for the schools music festival. I learned that developing special skills and training requires collaboration with other musicians, a combination of talents, hard work and opportunities to perform. I have the patience to teach people of different ages and ethnicity because teaching music is my passion.

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Mandarin

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

Flavia is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Flavia 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.

Flavia's Studio Location

Flavia 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.

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