“Finding happiness in the learning process is key.”
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Music holds a special place in all our hearts, resonating with a universal love. Every student is a unique melody, and I tailor my teaching approach to resonate with each of you. Our journey usually commences with warm-up exercises, focusing on breathing and scale practice, for I firmly believe in the power of consistent practice. In my teaching philosophy, joy and contentment are essential notes. At any age, finding happiness in the learning process is key. I hold the belief that progress is nurtured by a sense of fulfillment and genuine appreciation for the music we create.
Name: Joyce (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a minor BA in music from York University, which included performance classes in flute and theory. I have played flute for six years. Besides, I have attained merit in ABRSM grade 8 flute examination and distinction in ABRSM grade 5 theory. I am currently the principal flute at the York University's orchestra.
I have joined the school orchestra in my high school for three years and we got the second in one of the competition among all the high school.
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
Joyce is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Joyce 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.