“I believe in the importance of singing for joy – Never lose sight of the joy!”
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I believe in the importance of singing for joy. Never lose sight of the joy! When you walk into my lessons, I don’t just want my students to learn. I want them to look forward to them, let loose, and have some fun! I believe in using music as a way to improve self-confidence and self-esteem and as a creative outlet for self-expression and one’s identity. I believe in teaching healthy vocal techniques so that my students can enjoy their love of singing for the rest of their life! As singers, our voices are our personal instruments, so we must do whatever we can to take care of them, and I can show you how, both at our lessons and in your practice at home! I believe that singers are special because we can step into the shoes of any character or person we want and tell a story for you or others to enjoy. Singers were some of the original storytellers. We have unique gifts just waiting to be shared, and I love helping my students delve into character work, acting, and exploring what their songs and character mean to them! I believe in the importance of not just being a teacher to my students, but also a friend, a shoulder to cry on, and a cheerleader when they need it most. I believe anyone can sing and play music, and the arts are for everyone.
Name: Grace (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am a first-year Master of Music Therapy Student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am originally from St. John’s Newfoundland, and I completed my Bachelor of Music with Honours in Voice at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2021. At Memorial, I was taught under the direction of voice teacher and performer Dr. Jane Leibel, and have also worked with educators and performers such as Dr. Caroline Schiller in her Opera Workshop program, and was briefly taught by Shelley Neville. Growing up, I was taught for over ten years by Ronalda Hutton MacDonald, a performer, teacher, and Musical Director of Peter MacDonald Productions in St.John's Newfoundland.
2021 Kiwanis Music Festival Musical Theatre 1st Place – St. John’s Regional Festival 2nd Place – Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Festival 2021 FCMF National Music Festival 2nd Place Musical Theatre Voice Undergraduate Awards – Katherine Harrington Vocal Award 2017-2018 (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador)
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).
Grace 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.