“Every student should have the opportunity to explore their creativity and unlock their true potential as a singer or musician.”
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At the heart of my teaching philosophy lies the belief that every student should have the opportunity to explore their creativity and unlock their true potential as a singer or musician. Singing is a passion that not only brings solace to the self but also connects deeply with the audience in a way no other instrument can replicate. A voice is a unique and portable gift, and it deserves the chance to flourish and reach its full potential. Through proper technique and skill development, I aim to empower new and intermediate singers to expand their repertoire and vocal range, opening doors to endless possibilities.
Name: Heidi (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Bachelor of Music Opera Major, U.B.C. Master’s of Music Opera Major, U.B.C. Douglas College, Voice and Piano Orff Level I Kodaly
- Selected to compete at the BC Festival of the arts in Voice in 1990 - Continued success in vocal festivals as a young adult - Earned a placement in Operatic performance from UBC - Secured solo roles in opera, oratorio, and song in the lower mainland - Won spots to study at prestigious institutions such as the Banff Centre for Arts and Orford Arts Centre - Had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy, honing musical skills in a unique setting
This is the place for: -festivals and competitions -RCM examination preparation -honing your craft -exploring your individual potential -note reading, theory -vocal and piano pedagogy -all abilities, diverse-abilities - Consistent participation in music festivals during secondary school
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).
Lessons in your home
Heidi is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Heidi 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.