“ You are in control of the direction we take, and my role is to facilitate your progress.”
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I hold a strong belief in the profound impact of music on the human experience, both at an individual and societal level. Throughout history, music has been an integral part of various cultures, serving as a timeless thread that connects us all. As a music educator, my central aim is not to impose my own preferences but to empower my students to discover their own musical passions. Each musical journey is distinct, and I'm here to support you in achieving your personal goals. Whether your desire is to delve into harp improvisation without an emphasis on music reading, to prepare for an RCM exam with specific repertoire, or to create unique harp arrangements for your favorite melodies, I'm here to guide you. Your aspirations shape our lessons. You are in control of the direction we take, and my role is to facilitate your progress. No matter your objectives, I'll tailor my approach to ensure your success. Together, we'll chart a path that leads you to your musical destination.
Name: Gustavo (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started my harp studies at the age of eleven and I've been teaching it for over 10 years now. So far, I've initiated over 100 people in harp playing! I've both a Bachelor in Harp and a Bachelor in Music Education, and I completed my Master's in Music Education when I lived in Brazil. Now, I'm in the middle of my Ph.D. in Music Education at Western University.
- Extensive background in attending international music festivals and classes with harp teachers from diverse global regions, including France, Germany, England, Venezuela, Russia, Canada, US, Portugal, Argentina, and Spain. - Attended masterclasses led by renowned harpists like Isabelle Moretti (harp teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris) and Sasha Boldachev (world-famous soloist), contributing to a well-rounded musical education. - Acquired a diverse range of teaching styles and techniques through exposure to different pedagogical approaches during these experiences. - Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in teaching methods, stemming from the exposure to various teaching styles. - Proficient in teaching harp at specialized music schools, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and running a private studio. - Wealth of teaching experience in various educational settings, contributing to a comprehensive and versatile teaching approach.
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).
Gustavo 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.