JOY - BAH Teacher #2805

“My approach to teaching music is fun and approachable, and I also aim to impart valuable life lessons to my students.”
 - JOY


I'm a patient and dedicated teacher who loves to learn. My approach to teaching music is fun and approachable, and I also aim to impart valuable life lessons to my students. My ultimate goal is to achieve the ARCT level in music. Music has been a constant presence in my life, and I'm passionate about helping my students effectively express themselves through it.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

- Royal Conservatory of Music, Grade 9 honours. - Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 5 theory. - Royal Conservatory of Music, Viva Voce. - Orff, Level 2. - Private piano studies from age 11 to 20. - Private voice and cello studies for 2 years. - Master's degree in special education from the University of British Columbia, providing insights into personalized learning.

- 30 years of experience preparing students for piano and theory exams and festivals. - High success rate with students achieving honors or first-class honors. - Expertise in motivating students and advancing their learning with a strong technical foundation. - Specialization in teaching students as young as five years old. - Specialized training in Orff and Music For Young Children. - Participation in various choirs over many years.


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

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