"Let me empower you to create amazing music with confidence and joy."”
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I believe that anyone has the ability to create amazing pieces of music with the right training and motivation. As a teacher, I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where students, whether an absolute beginner or intermediate, feel comfortable expressing themselves while improving their playing. I am passionate about instilling a love of music in my students and helping them develop the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential. Through a combination of patient guidance, constructive feedback and a focus on the individual needs and strengths of each student, I aim to create a positive and empowering learning experience that will stay with them for years to come.
Name: Frances (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I currently hold an RCM level 10 certificate and am studying at York University for a BA Music degree while pursuing an ARCT certificate. I have studied piano privately since the age of 7 and will continue to further my education at an advanced level. My teachers have completed University at a Master's level and ARCT which gives them great credibility in teaching and performance. I have also studied with Christina Petrowska Quilico, one of Canada's most celebrated pianists at York University and her expertise has given me a much greater acumen for teaching and musicianship alike.
- Mandarin Lion Arts Festival 2018 piano competition- 3rd place - RCM Level 10 Piano- Honours 2021 - RCM Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint- 2021 - RCM Level 10 History- 2021
I have spent the majority of my childhood practicing the piano while taking extensive music theory and dance lessons. Through my experience as a volunteer dance instructor for child daycare, I have immersed myself with effective methods of working with younger children and gained teaching experience. The kids always looked forward to their next dance lesson as I created a fun and enjoyable environment to familiarize them with dancing. Currently, I have completed the RCM level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint theory certificate along with the RCM level 10 practical certificate. I have also performed numerous piano recitals and placed 3rd in the Mandarin Lion Arts Festival piano 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).
Lessons in your home
Frances is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Frances 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.
Frances' Studio Location
Frances 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.