“A strong foundation is the bedrock of progress.”
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I have a profound passion for teaching and find great joy in witnessing the unique growth of each student, regardless of their age. To accomplish this, I employ personalized teaching methods tailored to each student's specific needs. I cover all essential foundations, including sheet music reading, fundamental music theory comprehension, ear training, and, of course, piano technique and exercises. A strong foundation is the bedrock of progress. Once this foundation is firmly established, I assist students in selecting repertoire based on their goals, whether they are preparing for an RCM exam or playing purely for enjoyment. In all cases, I ensure that the necessary conditioning, such as scales, chord progressions, and targeted technical exercises, continues to be addressed to facilitate progress. Witnessing the learning process, nurturing the development of a new language, and observing students transform symbols on paper into beautiful sounds is a source of wonder for me. I eagerly support my students on their musical journeys, fostering a deeper understanding of this art and guiding them toward becoming proficient, independent musicians in the future.
Name: Juliana (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I'm originally from Brazil, and have a Bachelor's degree in Piano from the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, and a Master in Music degree from The University of New Mexico, in the USA. As a student, I attended many music festivals and masterclasses, as well as other standard music activities for young classical musicians.
I'm also a terrific Aural Skills and Ear Training teacher, having years of experience teaching these subjects to persons of all ages.
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).
Juliana 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.