Nina - BAH Teacher #3721

About Nina
Nina, a dedicated piano teacher, excels in guiding students through piano, music history, and beginner to intermediate music theory. Her educational background includes a Music Education BA from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and studies at the Kodály Institute. Nina's teaching philosophy, inspired by the Kodály method, focuses on a tailored and comprehensive musical education. She offers in-home lessons in Mount Pleasant-Coal Harbour, North Vancouver, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Yaletown, BC, ensuring a personalized approach to each student's musical journey.


In my experience, I have learned that communication, encouragement and compassion are just as essential elements to imparting musical knowledge as technical skill. I enjoy incorporating solfege and games into my teaching, and model concepts according to the Kodály philosophy. I am a patient and versatile teacher who is dedicated to guiding my students to reach their best potential. I understand each student is different and pride myself on providing a tailored and comprehensive musical education utilising a variety of approaches. While I believe the classical repertoire provides a crucial backbone to musical education, I proactively seek out contemporary material to engage students’ interests and inspirations.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

Having graduated with a Music Education BA degree from Ireland’s most prestigious music conservatoire and university (Royal Irish Academy of Music / Trinity College Dublin), I have always strived for not only high quality but enjoyment in the music I teach. As a part of my degree, I had the opportunity to study at the Kodály Institute in Hungary, which solidified my understanding of music as an embodiment of the self and experience and honed in on musicianship. I received my Piano Pedagogy Diploma (ARIAM) with honours in 2018. Notable teachers include Réamonn Keary, Yasmin Folini, Jean Archibald and Marie Moran.


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

Nina is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas