“Being able to play an instrument is an asset to personal development at any age.”
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I believe in music being an outlet for all kinds of personal expression. I like to encourage my students to use music as a tool to express themselves, regardless of the genre. Music education is vital to being a more compassionate and well-rounded individual, and being able to play an instrument is an asset to personal development at any age. My teaching style focuses lots on the fundamental techniques of playing, and I use fundamental exercises to break down any troubles a student may be having in their music. This approach teaches students to isolate their trouble areas, and gives them tools to work through any problems that may arise in their own practicing. I have a calm, patient teaching style, where I push my students using honesty and grace, while also trying to foster a fun and engaging learning environment for all.
Name: Jazzmine (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an honours Bachelor of Music from Western University where I studied trumpet performance. Though it was an orchestral-based program, much of my experiences have also involved jazz bands, wind orchestras, and brass quintets. I have also played in musicals and funk/ rock bands. I completed my Master's degree in trumpet performance at Western, where I focused on solo and contemporary repertoire. I am moving to Los Angeles in the fall to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Music Performance at the University of Southern California!
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).
Jazzmine 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.