“I encourage students to push past their limitations, improve instrument performance and be motivated to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of this amazing art form. ”
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Throughout my years as a teacher, I learned many different styles of music and have instilled my love for it in my students of all ages for over ten years. My teaching philosophy is to encourage students to push past their limitations, improve instrument performance and to be motivated to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of this amazing art form. I encourage students to learn music that they connect with while at the same time improving their technique and capability of meeting any musical goals that they might be excited to achieve. Music has been my joy in life and I intend to show students that whatever age you are, learning an instrument is exciting. Whether your style is pop, jazz or Classical, it is both enjoyable and a challenge and I will show you in lessons that I will be there to guide and support students in whatever their journey may be.
Name: Jennifer (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started taking piano lessons at the age of 6 and enrolled in the Royal Conservatory of Music where I eventually graduated and obtained my ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory) diploma in Piano Performance with Honors and Advanced Theory Certificate. Along with piano, I found my love of singing at a young age and studied Voice for eight years with two teachers that were both classically trained, later participating in the Kiwanis Music Festival and being awarded a Gold for my performance in the Broadway category. I also was instructed in guitar and ukulele along the way and studied styles such as fingerstyle, pop and classical by my instructor who taught classical guitar full time. As well as teaching, I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Counselling at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
I have won a Silver Certificate awarded for Level 10 Piano Classical and 21st Century Repertoire and a Gold Certificate awarded for Adult Broadway Voice category at the Kiwanis Music Festival.
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).
Jennifer 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.
Jennifer's Studio Location
Jennifer offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.