“Remember, practice is vital for progress, and I'll be here to guide you every step of the way in your musical adventure!”
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Throughout the years, I've had the privilege of immersing myself in various genres of music, including classical, romantic, and pop. This rich exposure has ignited my passion for exploring the musical world, particularly in classical piano. It brings me immense joy to share my musical journey with all of you, and my hope is that you'll come to love music just as much as I do! As your instructor, I understand that each student has unique learning goals, and my role is to support you in achieving them. Whether you're just starting out or rekindling an old hobby, I'm here to help you find joy in playing your instrument and creating music. In our lessons, we'll cover technique, musical comprehension, and exercises to reinforce what you've learned. Remember, practice is vital for progress, and I'll be here to guide you every step of the way in your musical adventure! Let's make music together and embrace the joy it brings.
Name: Josie (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Jan. 2006: Received the Associate of Royal Conservatory (ARCT) Performer’s Diploma Jan. 2004: Completed Associate of Royal Conservatory (ARCT) Performance Level Piano Practical examination 2005 - 2007: Completed courses in Music Appreciation, theory and harmony in UBC 2000: Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) level 8 Piano Certificate
London International Classical Music Competition, Professional Piano Category, Special Mention Recognition
Growing up with my dad, a recording engineer for celebrity singers, I was exposed to a wide range of musical genres from a young age. This exposure has enriched my own musical journey, allowing me to explore various types of music beyond just piano! Recently, I have been inspired by the International Chopin Competition 2021 and have incorporated some of Chopin's methods into my teaching. Chopin, a piano master influenced by the great composer Beethoven of the Classical period, has deeply inspired me. In our lessons, get ready to delve into the iconic works of musical giants like Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more!
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).
Josie 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.
Josie's Studio Location
Josie 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.