I believe it is everyone’s birthright to sing and express themselves with music! ”
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I believe it is everyone’s birthright to sing and express themselves with music! With passion and permission, I aim for creating a safe-enough space to share the joy of music-making that I believe is available to everyone. When working with children and youth, my approach is to let the child or youth lead and to nurture their innate curiosities and inclinations. With all ages, I centre healthy, gentle breath and vocal technique in addition to play, movement and improvisation! By emphasizing play, my experience is children and youth (as well as adults) become much more available to technical aspects of music-making. When teaching, I will also sometimes bring in instruments like piano, guitar and percussion to support the student’s learning process.
Name: Hanna (Full name will be provided upon registration)
As a youth, I studied classical voice technique and dedicated many years to performing as a singer, dancer and actor. From 2015-2016, I attended the Victoria Conservatory of Music in the Diploma in Music Performance Program, specializing in Classical and Contemporary Voice. Subsequently, I continued my studies in Montréal at Concordia University with my BA in Communication Studies and a Minor in Music, where I focussed on sound production. Overall, I have over 10+ years of training in classical voice technique! I've had a variety of teachers in different musical styles over the years including Kathleen Brett, Ingrid Attrot, Louise Rose (D.F.A), Dr. Irene Feher (D. Mus), and Vancouver-based soprano Raphael Wagner. I've written, composed and co-produced a self-released album, and consistently perform with my shared musical project, Emergence, and as a solo singer/songwriter.
Encore! Women's Choir Mentorship Student Awardee (2014-2015). Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal Recipient in Grade 3 Voice (2012).
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).
Hanna 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.
Hanna's Studio Location
Hanna 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.