“Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. ”
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Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The discipline, perseverance and commitment to learning Music has crossed over into other areas of my life. The lifelong commitment I have made to Music has taught me about willpower and patience. More importantly, it has taught me to set goals throughout my life.
Name: Janet (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Primary/Junior education. I studied Piano privately from the age of 8 until my late twenties. I also played the Clarinet from elementary school until I was in university. Weekly piano lessons, band rehearsals and concerts have been a part of my entire life. I cannot remember a time when I was not in an ensemble group rehearsing for concerts or preparing for a RCM piano exam. I have been an elementary teacher with the TDSB for over twenty years and have taught Music and the Arts for the last five. As a Music teacher, I have taught thousands of children how to play various ORFF instruments. In addition, I have led various extra-curricular clubs, such as choir, drumming club, recorder club and uklulele club. Each year hundreds of students are prepared for concerts and performances. I hope to now embark on a new adventure of teaching beginner students how to play the Piano.
* Top OAC Band-(Music award) 1993 David and Mary Thomson C.I.
* 20+ years of Private Piano study * Played the Clarinet from elementary school until university * Played in All-City Scarborough orchestra in 1993 at Roy Thomson Hall * Attended 10 day Scarborough Music Camp in June 1993 * RCM Piano Grade 9 * taught over thousands of elementary children how to play the Recorder * directed school Musicals (e.g., Annie, Wizard of Oz)
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).
Janet 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.