“As a teacher, I try to understand the difficulties and the needs of each of my pupils.”
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As a teacher, I try to understand the difficulties and the needs of each of my pupils. I try to steer the student on a path that goes from learning how to hold the instrument, to how to find, express and share their feelings, as well as nurturing their imagination and giving them the drive to accomplish something by themselves for themselves. It cannot be done without the moral support of the families, because adults know a little better than a child does. Because together, we foresee the good of standing by a commitment to practice. Because we know and anticipate that time needs time and good things are worth waiting and working for. We know it will help the child to tackle school and university. We know it will help the future adult to apprehend life, adversities and decisions with the peace of mind that knowledge conveys, and the comfort of knowing what they can achieve.
Name: guyonne (Full name will be provided upon registration)
2004 -AVCM chamber Music coaching with Paula Kiffner 2003 -AVCM Violin and Viola Teacher: Dolores Vann. 2001-2002 -Viola student in the master-class of Professor B.Godhoff (head of string department.) Victoria Conservatory of Music. Canada -Victoria Conservatory student teacher program.Instructor: professor B.Godhoff 2000-2001 -Viola and chamber music program at "High Music Study Center" with Professor B.Godhoff and Domingo Mujica (principal viola, National Capitol Orchestra.) Toulouse. France 1998-2000 -T. Adamopoulos' (Viola super-soloist Bordeaux Orchestra; member of Sartori Trio and viola teacher in CNSM-Lyon) Master-class pf CSP Paris France. Graduated with a 2nd medal. 2000 -Finalist « concours Européen de Cordes d’Epernay Champagne, France » 1997-1998 -Winner of the Paris interschool competition with outstanding honors. Student of Davia Binder. Xème Arr. 1992-1997 - Graduate degree in Nantes National Conservatory. France. First medal in -Viola, Chamber Music, Orchestra -Violin Early music (Studied with Daniel Cuiller) Certificate in: - Music History, Solfège, Harmony, conducting High school Graduate in 1993 Baccalauréat Mentions Assez Bien. First Aid Certification Art History. University of Lille III.
2001: Recipient of the "Aida bursary" 2000 -Finalist « concours Européen de Cordes d’Epernay Champagne, France » 1997-1998 -Winner of the Paris interschool competition with outstanding honors.
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).
guyonne 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.
guyonne's Studio Location
guyonne 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.