“My job is to create an intimate, comfortable space for the student, and make magic happen.”
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Music is a living, ever-evolving being in our world. I believe it is our job as musicians to preserve the history, culture, and beauty of music while maintaining the innovative nature of it. Even after graduating with my bachelors, it made me realize how experimental music can be whether it is operatic, or hard rock. I can create a schedule and vocal process that benefits both mind and body for the student. "We do not perform to impress, we sing to inspire."(Dr. Tesfa W.) Our job as musicians is to always ask questions about all aspects of a piece of music. Never be afraid to ask questions, they help students gain the knowledge they need for success. All of my lessons begin with physical and light vocal warm-ups to help develop the human instrument. I will help provide vocal repertoire depending on the student's voice. All students can expect the same respect and support. My job is to create an intimate, comfortable space for the student, and make magic happen.
Name: Jackson (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I graduated with honors from The Boston Conservatory in Massachusetts, USA. There I studied my Bachelors of Music in voice performance with opera emphasis. I studied all aspects of music including music history, harmony, ear training, alexander technique, stylistic approaches to operatic singing, and diction. My voice instructor at the conservatory was Professor Frank Kelley. I have performed at John Adams in Adolphus Hailstorks "Crispus Attucks" at Boston Symphony Hall. In addition to my first solo debut, I have performed alongside Maestro Arnie Roth in Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert. I have performed with both Lowell House Opera and Boston Opera Collaborative.
I have performed with 50's style doowop groups at Berklee, and also produce electronic music.
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
Jackson is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Jackson 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.