“Anyone at any age can learn an instrument or gain an appreciation of music of any genre. ”
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Music is a unifying force. It has immense power to bring joy, peace, and healing into the lives of those who listen and perform. The power of music has always been a vital part of my life, and I love to share the music that is in me with others, whether it be through performing or teaching. I have a strong belief that anyone at any age can learn an instrument or gain an appreciation of music of any genre. I have a philosophy of teaching with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement, and respect. I create an environment that is conducive to learning.
Name: Reina (Full name will be provided upon registration)
- Began classical voice training at the age of five with studies under Blaine Chapmen and Winston Noren. - Working toward a Licentiate in Vocal Performance from Trinity College, London, England. - Bachelor of Music in Performance with distinction from the University of Calgary. - One year of Master’s degree coursework in clarinet performance. - Grade 10 RCM certification in piano.
- Strong background in rudiments, harmony, analysis, and music history. - Active as a soloist in Calgary, including performances with Calgary Opera. - Experience performing with professional orchestras like the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Rozsa Selvatica, and Alberta Winds. - Accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists in various festivals and exams. - Passion for teaching music theory, harmony, analysis, and music history, with a talent for making these subjects engaging and enjoyable.
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).
Reina 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.
Reina's Studio Location
Reina 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.