“Learning to sing takes time, devotion, perseverance and practice!”
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I strongly believe that singing is very therapeutic. It lets one self express themselves in a way that we cannot always do in our day to day life and lets us voice our emotions. However, like any other instrument, learning to sing takes time, devotion, perseverance and practice! As a teacher, I know I have done a good job when I see my students not only improve in their technique overtime, but especially when they leave my lessons inspired and motivated to make more music!
Name: Julie (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started singing at the Notre Dame Cathedral kid’s choir in Ottawa by the age of 8. Realising my true passion was singing, I started taking private voice lessons by the age of 15, learning pop and jazz music. It wasn’t long until I turned towards classical music, which is my true calling by doing my grade 7 and 8 Royal Conservatory of Music exams. I then did my Bachelor degree in voice performance at the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of Sandra Graham and later on completed my Master’s degree in voice performance at the University of Toronto with Nathalie Paulin as my voice teacher. Currently based in Montreal, I perform in various ensembles such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra chorus and the Ensemble vocale Arts-Québec.
2020 : Winner of the Kanata Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Singing Competition 2021 : Semi-finalist for the Prix d'Europe competition
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).
Julie 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.
Julie's Studio Location
Julie 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.