“The most important thing for me as a teacher is to help each student reach their goals, whatever they may be.”
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The most important thing for me as a teacher is to help each student reach their goals, whatever they may be. I never take on many students at once to ensure that all my students get the individual attention and care they need. Anybody can improve their violin playing, regardless of their current level or age, through earnest practice and ambition. My job as a teacher is to give each student the knowledge they need to be their own teacher and think for themselves. Health is a crucial part of my teaching style. Unfortunately, I have seen cases where teachers disregard health, which has had horrible consequences for students. Taking breaks and doing simple exercises are crucial. Addressing tensions and working towards being relaxed isn't only healthier but helps us produce a much better sound. I am Looking forward to working with you.
Name: Hannes (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have studied the violin from the age of 6 to 20. I began with the Suzuki method, working through the books until I was 12. As a young violinist, I often performed in recitals and concerts, learning to communicate music with an audience. During these six years, I had lessons with several teachers and played in different groups with other young musicians. I began studying under a member of the Gothenburg Opera at 13 and continued my studies for three years. At 16, I got accepted to one of Sweden's top music schools for young musicians. I studied under one of Denmark's leading violin teachers during my time at the three-year program. I have performed with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
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).
Hannes 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.