Gizelle - BAH Teacher #1914

“The joy of creating and playing something you've made is one of the most rewarding experiences.”
 - Gizelle


Music has been part of my therapeutic healing process as a person and it is such a significant part of life that is more than just surviving in a harsh world. It's also about feeding the matter of your heart and healing your soul from hardship through that love. Music gives you the freedom to be the person you want to be. In performance, its about understanding the essence of each piece you play and communicating with the composers as if you can feel one's expression or emotions. The joy of creating and playing something you've made is one of the most rewarding experience to nourish, cherish and remember why you began to love music. It helps students who have been under stress, depression and anxiety, due to lack of support and understanding of personal interests. Every person, especially students in the ASD (autism spectrum disorder), have the right and passion to create something they never expected

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

Age: 29

Gender: female

I have attended the following Post Secondary Institutes earning the diploma and certificate 1. Douglas College- University Transfer Music Diploma 2. Vancouver Community College - Bachelor's Degree of Applied Music I have my BA in Music composition from Vancouver Community College, which included performance classes, as well as music history, conducting, kodaly methods and ear training. I began to study violin as my primary instrument, privately at the age of 10 under Pavel Chiriac. During my post-secondary education, I studied under Salva Barrale, Angela Cavadas and Marc Destrube. They were all classical trained. I studied in beginners Piano class, as well as music theory under Laurie McArthur at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music, who helped me discover my passion in music composition I trained in composition through Doug Smith of Douglas College and Peter Hannan (recently retired) of Vancouver Community College. I have performed in various ensembles, including the Surrey Youth Orchestra, New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and also the West Coast Symphony orchestra. In addition to my performances, I have written music for the following ensembles through workshops: 1. the Plastic Acid Orchestra- 2016 Graphic Score 2. Borealis Quarter - 2018 Jean Coluthard reading sessio 3. Ecstatic Waves 4. Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra- Summer School 2018

RCM certificates: Grade 3-8 violin and Beginner- intermediate music rudiments Beginner piano-private study I run a non-profit organization for queer and autistic community called the Autistiqueers where we have discussions from sharing personal diagnosis stories to struggles in an Autistic adulthood


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

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

Online lessons

Gizelle 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.

Gizelle's Studio Location

Gizelle offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.


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