“My teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that music is more than just a series of notes; it is a reflection and expression of the human experience, a mirror of our souls.”
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My teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that music is more than just a series of notes; it is a reflection and expression of the human experience, a mirror of our souls. My goal is not just to teach my students how to play the piano or sing, but to instill in them a deep appreciation for the beauty and power of music—a gift that will accompany them throughout their lives, enriching their days, strengthening them cognitively and soothing their souls in times of need. Together, we will embark on a journey of discovery—a journey that transcends the boundaries of time and space through the universal language of music. We will have fun while learning and cater to all your needs. I am honored to have the opportunity to accompany you on this musical odyssey and to witness the beauty that unfolds when passion meets practice and dedication meets determination.
Name: Kamila (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: York University (Bachelor of Fine Arts Music, specialization: Jazz, Vocal), York University (Bachelor of Education, Concurrent program), York University (Bachelor of Arts Kinesiology & Health Sciences), Etobicoke School of the Arts (Musical Theatre major). My musical experience includes: Piano studies under pianist Ilona Beres, Vocal studies (Classical and Musical Theatre) under vocalist Cindy Townsend, Vocal studies (Jazz) under vocalist Rita di Ghent at York University, Toronto Children's Chorus (CBC performances, Newfoundland festival choir trip, Easter Seals Telethon TV performances)
Grade 8 RCM Piano, Theory: RCM Counterpoint, RCM Basic Rudiments Theory 1 & 2, Toronto District School Board Music Supply Teacher, Toronto Kiwanis Music Festivals, York University WIBI Acapella Artistic director and member (Collegiate A Cappella choir), York University RnB Ensemble Lead vocalist (12 piece auditioned band), York University Gospel Choir member
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
Kamila is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kamila 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.