Jessie - BAH Teacher #4215

About Jessie
Jessie is an accomplished music teacher specializing in flute and voice lessons, offering online instruction. A Bachelor of Arts in Music graduate from the University of Waterloo, she has extensive training in various instruments, including a grade 10 RCM equivalent in flute. Jessie is adept at composition, counterpoint, dictation, ear training, music history, and beginner to intermediate music theory. Her teaching philosophy focuses on setting realistic goals and fostering a positive learning environment, making her an ideal choice for students aged 6 and up seeking to explore their musical talents online.


Music is an essential element in health, culture, arts, and entertainment. For the education of music, it is important to identify realistic goals, both short-term and long-term. With these in mind, I can help students reach those goals through a positive and healthy learning environment that will keep students wanting to pursue music.

Name: Jessie (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 21

Gender: female

I have attended the University of Waterloo to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Music, I will be graduating with Honours this August. I have played piano for many years professionally and recreationally, and have taken three RCM piano exams. Throughout my degree, I have studied voice as well as taken an RCM exam. I have my grade 10 RCM equivalent jury completed in flute and have been playing flute for upwards of 13 years.

- Won gold with concert and jazz band at Musicfest nationals (2015, 2016) - Competed at Musicfest nationals, once with a solo (2015, 2016, 2017) - Won gold with concert and jazz band at Golden Horseshoe Music Festival (2015 - 2019) - Music Council President (2020 - 2021) - Organized first-ever virtual concert for Westdale Secondary School (2020) - Received various music awards throughout high school and elementary school for musicianship and leadership (2017 - 2021) - Placed first in the category of Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival (2021) - Winner of the Traquair Family Award in the Arts (2021, 22, 23, 24) - Recipient of the Clemens Music Scholarship (2023, 24)

I have studied under many different music teachers and even grew up in a home where piano lessons were carried out every afternoon by my mother. I am comfortable with musical environments and teaching situations as I have also been a tutor for an agency for over two years. Musical education is such a large part of my identity and I would be happy to share it with you.


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).

Online lessons

Jessie 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.